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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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Adults who experience hearing loss let an average of seven years go by from the time they realize they're missing things to doing something about it.

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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The collective conscious of our greater community seems to be suffering from a high degree of panic and anxiety in relation to the topic of “teens-at-risk.” Just bringing up this topic is enough to send people into semi-hysteria.

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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Have you ever wondered why your daughter, who looks beautiful to you, complains of being “fat” or “ugly”? If so, you are not alone. “Body Dissatisfaction,” which is defined as feeling unhappy about a certain physical feature, has reached epidemic proportions among teenage girls. The National Institute on Media and the Family reports that at age 13, 53% of girls are unhappy with their bodies. This figure reaches 78% by age 17. While the forces contributing to this problem are pervasive, there are things that you and your daughter can do to promote a healthy body image.

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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If you have ever observed a child for more than five minutes, you will inevitably see him/her playing. Play is the central aspect of childhood – across gender, culture, and age. This article will attempt to give insight into why children play and what function it serves, both in general and in therapeutic settings.

(L-R) Etta Israel board member Dr. Irving Lebovics; Etta Israel Executive Director Dr. Michael Held; and California State Assembly members Adrin Nazarian and Richard Bloom.
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

SectionsCommunityWest Coast Happenings

On Sunday, Oct. 6 Etta Israel’s 4th group home, the Aaron Bloom Home in North Hollywood, officially opened.

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

SectionsCommunityWest Coast Happenings

With more than 150 alumni establishing themselves in an array of professional and communal careers and 15 new graduates this fall, Yeshiva University’s Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Yitzy Frankel of Los Angeles has been selected for this year’s cohort.

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(L-R) Sheriff Lee Baca; Chaplain Dara Abaei; California State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg; Senior Chaplain Rabbi Shimon Raichik; Chaplain Gregory Metzger; and OJCB Director and Senior Chaplain Howard Winkler in the executive eighth floor lobby of Twin Towers Correctional Facility.
 

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

SectionsCommunityWest Coast Happenings

During Chol HaMoed Sukkot, The Orthodox Jewish Chaplaincy Board (OJCB) conducted holiday programs for Jewish inmates at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail and Twin Tower Correctional Facility.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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Yom Tov is no longer upon us, for a change, so now it’s time to get to the things we promised we’d do after it was over. I mean besides dieting. Maybe we’ll do that after the next Yom Tov.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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The Dome of the Rock, often represented with an Islamic crescent on top, became the image for the Temple in Jewish, Christian and Moslem art for over 500 years. How and why this historical anomaly persisted is the subject of a fascinating in-depth study of Jewish, Christian and Moslem imagery and its interpretation spanning more than 2,000 years of biblical & later history by Dr. Pamela Berger, professor of Medieval Art at Boston College, Boston, MA.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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"What are the 3 best reasons to be a teacher? June, July and August!"

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

While in New York recently, I was invited to see a performance of "Waiting for Godot" – a multi-layered play on the human condition that I was introduced to in high school. What was fascinating and unique about this particular production was that this renowned play was being performed in Yiddish - with English and Russian subtitles beamed onto a screen for non-Yiddish speakers. (Staged by the New Yiddish Rep, at the Castillo Theatre, and directed by Moshe Yassur, it stars Shane Baker, David Mandelbaum, Rafael Goldwaser, Avi Hoffman and Nicholas Jenkins.)

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

Tell her that you know how much effort she puts into raising her children and that you never meant to criticize her.

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Posted on: October 11th, 2013

SectionsFamilyParenting Our Children

“Mrs. Schapiro. Hi, this is Mrs. Rosenfeld from XYZ Yeshiva. I am calling you because I noticed that your son’s birthday is September 28. We have recently pushed the cutoff date at our school from January 1 to September 1. Because of that, I am afraid Yaacov won’t be able to apply to kindergarten until next year.”

 

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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Special Note: It is an unusual phenomenon that many bereaved parents share. We can almost see our age-adjusted children in our sukkah or running up to us during a family simcha. As quickly as they come, those visions seem to disappear as we go through the life cycle. They are hard moments made harder by the thoughts of not only what could have been, but what should have been.

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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The holidays are over. The busy swirl of frenzied activity has passed. The Jewish world has caught its collective breath, the kids have gone back to school, adults have returned to work. and we’re all getting on with the usual rhythm of their lives.

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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Skylake Synagogue, located at 1850 NE 183rd Street in North Miami Beach, has introduced a unique enterprise – The Closet – to South Florida. The project is housed in a small building, next to the shul, and has been renovated to look like a boutique shop.

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

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Posted on: October 10th, 2013

SectionsCommunitySouth Florida

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas, the institute’s new six-session Fall 2013 course that will begin during the week of Tuesday, October 29.

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