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Cheder Center In Krakow

24 Shevat 5769 – February 18, 2009
I am constantly asked if there are things to do in Poland other then those that are Holocaust related.

My Answer (Part 1)

17 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
Last week I published a letter I received from a former caregiver, Mrs. D. She had befriended a well spouse - a friend's mother who was in a different city and was in a somewhat similar care-giving situation, and she wanted to help her. They spent much time speaking by phone, and Mrs. D. made herself available to her new friend whenever she needed to talk.

A Letter To Seek Help For A Friend’s Mother, Coping With A Disabled Husband

10 Shevat 5769 – February 4, 2009
Dear Ms. Novick, I have been reading your column in The Jewish Press for quite a while and enjoy it very much. It has been very helpful. For many years, my mother, a"h, lived with us while she was going blind from glaucoma and becoming demented from Alzheimer's. G-d bless my wonderful husband and family for helping to love and care for her. She was nifteres last month.

Benefit For The Museum Of Jewish History In Poland

On January 14 the North American Council for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews held an evening of theater in support of the Museum.

When What Looks Like Dementia Is Really Something Else

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
The moment we can't remember where we put our keys, or the few seconds it takes to try to remember where we parked our car causes fear in everyone that I know who is over 50.

Germany To Pay For Auschwitz Conservation

Since the end of the Shoah there has been a debate of what to do with the various death camps in Poland. Today more then 60 years after the end of the Holocaust the debate continues.

A Gift For A Well Spouse

25 Tevet 5769 – January 21, 2009
A well spouse often has so many roles and responsibilities that even those closest to her don't always see them all.

Traveling With Or Without Supports

18 Tevet 5769 – January 14, 2009
Recently, in a doctor's office, I picked up an article written in 2006 that extolled the supports given to airplane travelers needing assistance when they fly.

Polish Writer Henryk Halkowski

Polish writer Henryk Halkowski, z"l, one of Poland's most notable contemporary Jewish personalities, died suddenly on January 1, just days after celebrating his 57th birthday.

The Unstated Message (Part II)

11 Tevet 5769 – January 7, 2009
Last week I wrote that what we say to others, and the way we say it, might evoke emotions in our listeners that may or may not be what we intend.

Polish Events In Israel

With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

Polish Events In Israel

With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

4 Tevet 5769 – December 31, 2008
Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

The Unstated Message (Part I)

A simple sentence is not so simple. It evokes emotions that may or may not be what we intended.

Standing On The Pedestal

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
Elaine was a well spouse of 45 with three almost-adult children when a life-long dream was fulfilled.

President Of Poland Goes To Shul

On Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, went to the Nozyk Synagogue in Warsaw.

President Of Poland Goes To Shul

On Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, went to the Nozyk Synagogue in Warsaw.

Dealing With The System

20 Kislev 5769 – December 17, 2008
Last week I wrote about the inability for two well spouses in different circumstances to handle an illness crisis in the same way.

When You’ve Done All You Can

13 Kislev 5769 – December 10, 2008
During a recent Shiva call, the topic of competent medical care was discussed.

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