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Posts Tagged ‘Family’

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8 Tips to Take Care of Yourself After a Tragedy

These eight self-care tips will help you through a tragedy As all of you probably know, 11 members of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Jewish community were senselessly killed by a white supremacist this past Saturday, October 27. A few days before, yet another white supremacist fatally shot two black Americans at a Kentucky grocery store. With…

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Mother and son doing the dishes together. They are talking and laughing as the boy washes and the mother dries dishes.

Practices For A Good Life

Each day we take on new challenges, so finding ways to structure our efforts can make our lives easier. Setting goals and following them through increases the likelihood that tasks will be done satisfactorily. We can better account for our life responsibilities by formulating specific practices and processes. Listening skills are essential when formulating good…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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Dr. Stephen Goldman

With A Terminal Illness, What Do You Pray For This Yontef?

a reflection by Dr. Stephen Goldman L’shanah haba’ah b’Yerushalyim! These words end the final closing service every Yom Kippur. Our fasting (maybe) and praying are finished. We have just completed 10 of the most important days on our calendar. We do this, hopefully, every year. Each year we pray to be inscribed in the Book…

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For Openers: Beyond Bubbie & Zayde

Rochel Burstyn When my oldest was about 2, I took out my wedding album and carefully, carefully (“Don’t touch it; don’t breathe on it; just look!”) looked through the pictures with him. When we came to a picture of me sitting with my mother, mother-in-law, two grandmothers and my husband’s grandmother, my little one pointed…

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Tamarack, 1978: Campers Joe Lash, Joel Topf, Andrew Edelson and David Blau.

In Their DNA

Tamarack family legacy began in 1920s and is going strong. Since the 1920s, a member of the Lash family has either been a camper, counselor or staff member at Tamarack Camps. So, if the great-great-grandchildren of Masha and Joe Simkovitz want to literally walk in their ancestors’ footsteps, all they have to do is take…

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aging loved one care for senior citizens senior care.

5 Signs An Aging Loved One Needs Help

Sponsored by Feinberg Consulting     Families that reach out to us for assistance with an aging loved one’s care are usually doing so in a time of crisis. There’s been an emergency that requires immediate intervention. Maybe it was a serious fall, a severe car accident, or a decline due to a chronic illness…

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Now: Members of 2015 citizenship class celebrate.

Impacting Lives

For 90 years, Jewish Family Service responds to the needs of the community. For a 90-year-old, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is pretty darn nimble. While its mainstay is providing services for older adults, mental health and substance abuse counseling, coordination of health care access and ensuring basic needs are being met, the agency can also…

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Allie Brodsky, a two-year captain of the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer team, is greeted by teammates.

Two Knee Surgeries Later, She’s Still Playing Soccer

Above: Allie Brodsky, a two-year captain of the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer team, is greeted by teammates. Soccer and family have always been big parts of Allie Brodsky’s life. She played soccer for four years at Birmingham Marian High School (2010-2013), coached by her father, Barry Brodsky. Allie was a team captain, All-State defender, and state…

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“This Is Why I Survived”

It is an indescribable treasure to see generations following the family path that generations have worked so hard to pave. Toba Cik of Oak Park is one such blessed bubbie who recently was guest of honor at her great-great-grandson’s bris. Even more unusual — a direct line of five generations of their family live within…

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