Monday, February 23rd, 2009
James Besser in Washington
Times really must be changing; this week I received a fundraising call from the local Jewish Federation on their “Super Sunday.”
Why the big deal, you ask? In 22 years of reporting for Jewish newspapers – with my name in synagogue directories and bulletins, with public appearances and ties to local community leaders – this is the first fundraising call I’ve ever received from a local Jewish group.
Young Families, Singles Flocking to Upper East Side; ‘The Memory Is In Their Taste Buds’: The Lure of Sephardic Food; Safra Synagogue Rabbi’s Growing Empire; Sephardic And Egalitarian at B’nai Jeshurun; Giving Voice to Sephardic Music.