Fran Ostendorf
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The temperatures have started to drop already. The last few days of August were unusually cool. Clearly summer is on the wane. In the Jewish calendar, we’ve reached Elul, which is the month of … more
It’s hard to know what to make of national and world events since the last Jewish Voice was published. Barcelona, Charlottesville, Turku, Boston. How can I lump these together? Taken … more
What have you been doing this summer? Many people have been traveling. I know that from the photos we’ve received showing smiling readers holding copies of The Jewish Voice. We love those … more
You know who we are, but do we know who you are? Some of you contact us frequently. But we wanted to know more. And our existing data was old. We’d done some surveys in the past, but they … more
Remember when this time of year made you all tingly in anticipation? School was ending. Camp was starting. You were another year closer to graduation. A whole summer loomed large … more
We love our pets. And many of our readers love their furry friends enough to want to see their photos in the paper. The annual pet section in this issue features all the pet photos that … more
Those pesky envelopes are back. Perhaps one fell out of your newspaper when you opened it to read this column. If you’ve been reading us for a while, you know that the envelope … more
A couple of years ago, I wrote about spring cleaning at about this time of year. Actually, when I looked back, the column was mostly about postponing spring cleaning, with a little history … more
I am a member of the sandwich generation. Most define that to mean someone who is taking care of younger children along with older parents. Mine is not a traditional sandwich … more
You gotta love technology. Or do you? Sometimes I don’t. I have to admit that I’m a little intimidated by the wide range of gadgets, gizmos and devices that have become essential to … more
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