Mishmash

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BY Neal Gendler
September 4, 2014

By Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 390 pages If opposites attract, it’s little wonder that recovering radical Lucinda Franks and respected and feared district attorney Robert Morgenthau — poster children for May-December marriage — cling to each other as if welded. They met in 1973 during an interview. She was 26, a Christian Vassar CONTINUE »

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BY Hillel Kuttler/JTA
September 4, 2014

If you’re going to Brent Delman’s home in the New York City suburb of Yonkers on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, don’t expect to see the typical meat menu. Delman and his physician wife, Patricia, plan to host a dairy lunch on the first day that features casseroles and quiches. The meal also will CONTINUE »

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September 4, 2014

Sharon and Dani Zuckerbrod: Chaim is very excited bout his first day of chool. He’s two years old and can’t wait. We are the proud Bubbie and father. Isaac Reitberger: I’m most excited about seeing my friends, and my school’s new building. I go to Ohr Chodesh, and my favorite subject is spelling. Larisa Waxman: I am excited CONTINUE »

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August 28, 2014

Henry Reitberger: Be with the family, and live it up in Silver Spring. Sandee Katz: Going to Tyson’s Corner to shop! Itzik, Yosef Chaim and Blumi Weil: Getting everyone ready for school and organizing school supplies. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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BY eJewishphilanthropy.org
August 28, 2014

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, with support from the Ruderman Family Foundation, will launch an initiative to transform Conservative congregations into truly inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Through the grant, the UCSJ will work with its affiliated congregations to develop comprehensive visions and action plans on inclusion. The goal is to create congregations CONTINUE »