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Left to right, Fred Franklin, Janet Gutterman, Bonnie Dwares, Rabbi Leslie Y.  Gutterman and Donald Dwares.Left to right, Fred Franklin, Janet Gutterman, Bonnie Dwares, Rabbi Leslie Y.  Gutterman and Donald Dwares.Ninety-two people gathered with Bonnie and Donald Dwares for a “Retirement Florida Brunch” in honor of Temple Beth-El’s Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman at the Palm Beach Country Club Jan. 11.

Carla NaumbergCarla NaumbergBeing a parent today is not easy. Every age group claims that their ordeal is harder than that of the previous generation, and obviously, I cannot comment on the challenges that my parents or grandparents faced. I can, however, attest that, today, and at least for me, it is not easy. To paint the full picture, you should know that I am a full-time working mother of two and do recognize the expectations that come with that, both from a professional and personal standpoint. As result, I have a hard time ensuring that I am truly present in all that I do and find myself continually multitasking to be sure that everything gets the attention that it needs. Yet, it might also be fair to say that, through all that multitasking, everything doesn’t fully get the “real” attention that it needs, especially my children.

 

Every New Year’s Eve, thousands of people vow to lose weight. They go on a diet, join a gym and buy workout clothes …only to fail. By Valentine’s Day, their new sneakers are gathering dust in a closet. Gyms have emptied. So, what goes wrong? Why can’t they stick to their resolutions? Well, it’s quite simple, really – their priorities are in the wrong order. Before attempting to change their bodies, they needed to change their mindsets. Only when the mind and the body are in alignment can the person succeed.

 

Storefront of Russ & Daughters. /Russ & DaughtersStorefront of Russ & Daughters. /Russ & Daughters“This little old Jewish lady approaches me and demands I go behind the counter and make her a herring!” Mark Russ Federman’s vignette illustrates the type of old-timey customer that still shows up at Russ & Daughters once in a while. A grandson of the original owners, Federman has been retired for five years after having run the store for three decades. Even though he passed on the business to his daughter and nephew, that doesn’t stop the regulars from asking him to serve them.

 

Coping with disaster is an extremely stressful ordeal. If you, or anyone you know, face the challenges of disability in addition to those of a fire or a flood, you must take extra steps to ensure the highest level of preparation for any misfortune that could strike at a moment’s notice. How do you plan ahead?

First, you need to establish a go-to arrangement in case the necessary services such as gas, water and electricity are no longer available. It helps to organize a support network of relatives, neighbors, friends and co-workers – the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests you choose at least three people you can count on.