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Is anxiety a Jewish disorder?

3.28.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Count yourself lucky if you don’t count yourself among the estimated 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety disorders. Acute nervousness, bouts of insomnia, increased heart rate and full-on panic attacks can lay a person low, as...

Star Catering to the rescue

3.28.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Preparing for Passover is no easy task. Traditionally, you’re obliged to deep-clean the house to rid it of all leaven; change your dishes, pots and utensils; cover your kitchen counters with foil, etc. And then, after all that labor, you’re...

Friedel Speech Contest

3.28.14 Issue by Claudia Sherman, for Friedel Jewish Academy In 1948, Modern Woodmen of America, the nation’s third largest (based on assets) fraternal benefit society, developed a speech contest to offer young students an opportunity to develop skills in clear...

Rabbi Steven and Shira Abraham

3.28.14 Issue Rabbi Steven and Shira Abraham announce the Feb. 25 birth of their son, Leor Ezra. He is named for his father’s maternal grandparents, Lee and Roz Goldberg, and his mother’s paternal grandfather, Paul Steinberg. He has a sister, Naama Grandparents are...

Rita Swartz Cooper

3.28.14 Issue  Rita Swartz Cooper passed away peacefully on Feb. 22 after a courageous six week battle with liver cancer in Rancho Mirage, CA. Services were held on Feb. 25 at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, CA by Rabbi Jordan Offseyer. She was preceded in...

Say hello to Bye Bye Birdie

3.21.14 Issue by Gabby Blair Pull out those poodle skirts! Dust off the old saddle shoes! The JCC Community Theater Group is taking you back to 1958 Sweet Apple, Ohio, to join in the fun and frivolity of the acclaimed classic musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie, on...