Seniors

A very senior woman using digital tablet on apartment balcony

These Services Are Helping Older Jews Master Technology and Stay Connected in Isolation

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By Renee Ghert-Zand | JTA Until April, Gail Lipsitz had never heard of the popular videoconferencing platform Zoom. “All of a sudden, everyone was talking about...

How to Retire in Quarantine

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By Saul Schwartz On Feb. 29, I retired from the federal government. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared a worldwide pandemic. After a lifelong...
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From Being Scary to Being Scared: Strokes

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What can and can’t one do after a stroke? Who helps them in our community? What even is a stroke? Stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs...

As Emergencies Grow for Holocaust Survivors Amid Pandemic, Helpers Try to Keep Up

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Sponsored Content Louis was barely 2 years old in September 1939 when Nazi troops stormed into his Polish village near Krakow, rounded up the men...
relatives of Fiet Aussen get lifted up by a crane

At a Dutch Nursing Home, Families Visit by Being Lifted up With a Crane

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AMSTERDAM — Video calls weren’t really cutting it for Fiet Aussen, a 91-year-old widow who has spent the past six weeks in lockdown at...
Semyon Reznik

Semyon Reznik’s Novel Battle Against Anti-Semitism

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By Rachel F. Goldberg On April 22, 1823, a 3-year-old boy named Fedor was found mutilated in a field outside the town of Velizh, in...

Inherited Trauma: When Tragedy Is Part of Your Family History

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Growing up, Harry Burstyn of Baltimore heard his father, a Holocaust survivor, scream in his sleep at night. Burstyn, 56, recalled how his grandmother would...
Mollee Kruger

Mollee Kruger: Reflection of a 20th-Century Woman

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Story and photo by Sonia Owchariw Poet and essayist Mollee Kruger’s 91st birthday was March 28. Named after her Aunt Molly, Kruger is known at...
Seniors at Myerberg (David Stuck)

Community Keeps Seniors Safe Amid COVID-19

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To help the most vulnerable members of the community, local organizations advise seniors to stay busy, call loved ones, and watch out for COVID-19...
Wendy Weil Weinberg

Where Are They Now? Jewish Baltimore’s Athletic Legends

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You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to take pride in athletes from the community. Just consider how intensely professional athletes train: They...