Music and Memory

12.19.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg Music is a popular recreational activity in long-term care facilities, and with good reason. Residents love performances and sing-alongs. Music uplifts the spirit. New research shows that personalized music playlists, delivered using iPods...

Samuel Ari Novak

12.19.14 Issue Samuel Ari Novak, son of Kim and Larry Novak, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Young Israel of Oak Park in Oak Park, Michigan. Samuel is a seventh-grade student at Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield, Michigan. His interests include reading,...

Cynthia Schneider

12.19.14 Issue by Margaret Kirkeby Cynthia Schneider passed away on Dec. 7 at age 91 from complications due to a fall. Services were held Dec. 11 at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Schneider; daughter, Margy...

Phyllis E. Angrisane

12.19.14 Issue Phyllis E. Angrisane passed away at age 78. Services were held on Dec. 15 at the West Center Chapel. She is survived by her children, Dr. Michael Goldstein of Omaha and Dr. Beth Bernstein of Scarsdale, NY; grandchildren: Max, Blair, Sydney, Gayle, and...

Middle East News, Dec. 16

Israel’s Shin Bet nabs Palestinian terror cell planning Tel Aviv attack JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Shin Bet security service said it thwarted a Palestinian terror cell planning to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv. Several Palestinian...

(Don't) Blame the Media

by Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor of The Jewish Press   I’m sure many have of you have been following the news out of Ferguson, Missouri during recent months. Most of what happened there is the fault of the media. At least, that’s what I read online. And since...

Boys got groove

12.12.14 Issue by Gabby Blair While a majority of dancers who walk through the door at the JCC Dance Department are female, it is important to remember that all classes are open to boys. In fact, boys are encouraged and needed in dance, to help fill important roles in...