Jewish Journal

Phyllis Folb

  • A Mother’s Reward

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Normally, a parent might agonize over her teen's decision to defer her freshman year of college. But when my 18-year-old daughter Lauren left recently on a flight to Israel -- deferring her first year at college for yet a second time -- I was thrilled.

    As a young couple, my husband...

  • Rose Queen for a Day

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It took 50 years, but this New Year's Day a childhood dream and mother's fantasy is about to come true.

    I was born on Jan. 1, 1953. Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to assume the presidency, American troops remained in Korea and newspapers heralded mine as Los Angeles County's first...