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  • Interest Increases as Deadline Nears

    By David Finnigan

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Susie Tiffany of Beverly Hills suffers from a rare blood disorder and needs monthly infusions of blood components, which her insurance company ultimately declined to cover. She hoped the government's new prescription drug benefit would help her out because, despite her ZIP code,...

  • Graybeards Pull Off Israel Election Upset

    By Helen Schary Motro

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Just as the polls closed in Israel last month, I was finishing up listening to BBC Radio, planning to switch the dial to hear the first exit poll predictions on a local station.

    But exactly as the clock struck 10, I was amazed to hear the BBC itself switching to Tel Aviv for live...

  • Center’s Studies Aid Care for Frail Elderly

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rose Sino sits in her wheelchair as lunch is placed before her. Her son offers her a forkful of cheese blintz, which Sino quickly chews before accepting another bite.

    While this scene might appear routine, its significance is not lost on her son, David Swartz, or her caregivers at...

  • Watch Out Ladies, Dad’s Dating Again

    By Howard Leff

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Guess who has a new girlfriend? Well, besides me. And thanks in advance for your warm wishes. It's the old man, actually. That's right. Look out golden girls. Dad's dating again.

    Well, he was -- until he met "the one." Can you believe that? Six months and he's off the market already....

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  • Health - Take the Bite Out of Dental Health Pains

    By Abigail Green

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Since most Americans lose their dental insurance benefits when they retire, the majority of people over 65 pay out of pocket every time they visit a dentist. Medicare does not cover routine dental care (nor does Medicaid in most states) and more than 80 percent of older Americans...

  • Senior Moments - And in This Corner, Stella Goren

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Stella Goren is only about 4-foot-10, but she packs a strong punch.

    It all started when she was turning 79, and her husband asked what she wanted for her birthday.

    "I'd like to work out at a gym with a personal trainer," Goren told him.

    In spite of thinking she was meshugge and...

  • Tentative Deal to Save Valley Cities JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Valley Cities Jewish Community Center received a new lease on life this week when its parent organization agreed in principle to sell the center property to a local partnership that will keep the JCC going. Without the agreement, the center could have shut down at the end of...

  • Calendar

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    ...

    The Jewish Journal is no longer accepting mailed or faxed event listing information. Please e-mail event listings at least three weeks in advance to: calendar@jewishjournal.com .

    By Keren Engelberg

  • The Good, the Bad and the Confusing

    By Ed Shevick

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    I am a senior citizen. I'm 82, look 65 and feel like 40. It is a very confusing time of life. People assume that you are over the hill. You know that you are still vital and have the ability to contribute to society.

    At the age of 50, I classified myself as lower-middle age. As the...

  • Community Braces for Flu Shot Scarcity

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

     

    Michael Gabai is on a quest.

    The owner and administrator of Ayres Residential Care Home has spent the last two weeks calling physicians, senior centers, grocery stores and pharmacies in search of flu shots for about half of the 18 residents in his facilities who have been unable...

  • Jewish + Humor = ‘Jumor’

    By Stefanee Freedman

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Groucho Marx once said that there's no such thing as an old joke if you've never heard it before. And maybe two young Jewish filmmakers heard that maxim and decided they'd find fresh material for their 45-minute documentary, "Jumor: A Journey Through Jewish Humor." Laguna Beach...

  • One Tough Room

    By Wildman Weiner

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher of world issues for seniors in Los Angeles, I began yesterday's class by playing a taped interview of Michael Moore talking about his movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11." I had suggested that the class go see the film, so we could discuss it.

    ...

  • Seniors Flock to OASIS of Learning

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Make the shape of a U with your hips," coaches belly-dancing teacher Elexa Williams. Her students willingly comply, rolling their shoulders, gyrating their torsos and undulating their hips as they follow the teacher's example. Around their waists, the participants wear scarves...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 5, 2004 | 7:59 pm



    Head to Topanga Canyon tonight for an evening of theater under the stars. Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" opens tonight at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum outdoor amphitheater. When Hellman wrote it in the late 1930s, she intended it to serve as a warning against American...

  • But Can She Sew?

    By Michelle Goldman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As Jewish private school seniors prepare for graduation and commencing college in the fall, we face our greatest and most nightmarish challenge of all.

    No, I'm not talking about AP exams and finals; as seasoned AP biology, AP English and honors scholars, we will tackle those with...

  • Lending a Hand at a Community Seder

    By Carin Davis

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I'm spending Passover in Chicago -- home of the Cubs, the Bears and the whole Davis mishpachah (family). Mom's serving up chopped liver, chicken soup, matzah balls, matzah kugel, gefilte fish -- and those are just the appetizers. We'll drink wine, read the haggadah and belt out our...

  • Aging: A Jewish Community Issue

    By Molly Forrest

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When I first met Sarah, she was bent over her walker intently making her way through the gardens of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA). While her steps were merely a shuffle, her brown eyes were lively.

    I often walk through our Grancell Village and Eisenberg Village...

  • Who Will Care for Our Aging Adults?

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Life isn't so easy for Genia Cohen. The 68-year-old widow lives in a low-income apartment in Hollywood. She finds it difficult to get together with her sister, her only living relative in the area, who's also suffering from the aches and pains of age.

    But Cohen is one of the lucky...

  • California Jews Lobby for Medi-Cal

    By Marc Ballon

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Nearly 200 Jews descended on Sacramento this week to lobby California's most powerful politicians to protect major programs that serve the poorest and frailest Jews and other Californians from the budget ax.

    Jews from throughout the state, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San...

  • A Wish Is Granted

    By Marc Ballon

    February 27, 2003 | 7:01 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Jewish Family Service (JFS) have received the first federally funded grant in California for so-called naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), places where a majority of the population is over 55.

    JFS, which collaborated...

  • Ask Wendy

    By Wendy Belzberg

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Loose Lips Sink Schools



    Dear Wendy,

    I have spent hundreds of hours volunteering at my children's school and I am an active member of the parent council. My kids love the school and would hate to leave, but there seems to be a problem with loose lips. After discussing my...

  • ‘Boy’ Puts a New Twist on an Old Rite

    By Carla Zeitlin

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Most bar mitzvah boys expect presents -- jewelry, vacations or money. So it's no surprise that Herb Citrin, a recent bar mitzvah, asked for money -- and lots of it -- but he asked that it be contributed to the Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aging.

    Citrin isn't your typical bar...

  • Caring Across the Miles

    By Lisa M. Petsche

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Fifty-eight-year-old Ruth recently took early retirement from her bookkeeping job so that she and her retired husband, Harry, could see more of their children and grandchildren, who are scattered around the country. The two have also been looking forward to doing some traveling...

  • Seniors Have Lots of Class

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Sonia Mittleman's class schedule would make most high school students jealous. The school she attends does not give grades, has no penalty for tardiness and assigns no homework.

    The Sherman Oaks resident is a student at Adat Ari El Sisterhood's Multi-Interest Day (M.I.D.), an adult...

  • Stepping Out

    By Debbie L. Sklar

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Time does move on.

    When Irwin Greenfield's wife died 16 years ago, he figured he had two choices: either stay alone behind closed doors curled up on his couch or get out and mingle with the rest of the world. He chose the latter, and he hasn't looked back.

    After checking out a few...

  • Jewish Aging Crisis Looms

    By Sharon Samber

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Is the American Jewish community prepared for the aging tidal wave? With the number of Jewish elderly expected to soar over the coming decade, leaders at the national and local levels realize they must move beyond traditional methods of caring for the elderly to develop new plans and...

  • Caring Never Grows Old

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In a corner of the brightly lit dining hall of the Eisenberg Village campus at the Jewish Home for the Aging sit The Three Wise Guys. These three men -- Ellis Simon, 77; Hy "Spike" Spikell, 93, and Jules Berlinsky, 90 -- have formed a friendship so strong that they rate having their...

  • Here at Last ... A Decade Later

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It seemed like a good idea on paper: affordable housing for 300 Jewish senior citizens in the heart of Santa Monica.

    But the surrounding businesses didn't see it that way, and what resulted was a decade-long odyssey -- which included city and state intervention and a business-action...

  • Budget Worries

    By Mike Levy

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. Gray Davis' proposed state budget for 2002-2003 has local Jewish organizations worried.

    With the state's approximately $12 billion deficit (in a proposed $98 billion budget) covered by program cuts, along with loans and spending deferrals, local agencies such as Jewish Family...

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