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  • Empty nest, full fridge

    By Judy Zeidler

    July 19, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    My son Paul and his wife, Amber, were the original baby boomers, graduating from college in the ’80s, getting married and raising four children. 
     
    They both love to cook, and when their kids were growing up, they always ate family dinners together, every night.  The only rule...
  • You know you’re a boomer if ...

    By Pat Sierchio

    July 19, 2013 | 10:55 am

    — You grew up believing that eating all your vegetables would help starving children in China.

    — You took an Iowa Test with a No. 2 pencil in school … and that’s all you ever knew about Iowa.

    — When you were a child, your favorite television shows were hosted by clowns, cowboys...

  • Back to the racquet

    July 19, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Fifteen years removed from championship racquetball, Jerry Hilecher decided to attempt a comeback in the sport that made him famous, put him in the conversation about the greatest players and earned him enshrinement in the USA Racquetball Hall of Fame.

    He had had back surgery,...

  • Q&A with Rhoda Weisman -- Jewish woman on top

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 3, 2008 | 11:59 pm

    Rhoda Weisman, executive director of the Professional Leaders Project, which is designed to engender and support a new generation of leaders in the Jewish community, talks about why the Jewish establishment needs to change, why young leaders are just as crucial as big donors and what...
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  • Big Ideas for the Jewish Future: The Boomerang Effect

    By Rabbi Naomi Levy

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Don't write them off yet. They are in their 40s and 50s. They are affluent, highly educated, and full of energy. They are unaffiliated. And they are suddenly asking big questions.

    These days Jewish funders have all but written unaffiliated Boomers off for dead. Of course the focus...

  • Sex at the Skirball

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When sexy authors like Erica Jong and Jerry Stahl get together onstage, you expect fireworks. But when I drag my friend Kay up to Skirball for the Writers Bloc conversation, the room is too bright, and Kay tells me Jong's blue-framed eyeglasses and gold necklace make her come off...

  • Israeli Superstars Rock the Diaspora

    By Amy Klein

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Lo Ozev At Hair Avur Af Echad Anachnu Shnayim Tamid, Beneynu

    ("I won't leave the city/not for anyone/we are two, always/between us, one God.")

    -- Shlomo Artzi and Shalom Chanoch, "Live at Caesaria"

    Don't believe everything you hear. Two of Israel's greatest rockers -- Shlomo Artzi...

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