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Many Lifelines Under One Umbrella

09/10/2008
Staff Writer
She may not have a lot, but 80-something-year-old Helen Stechler insists upon serving chilled Poland Spring water and a bowl of bright orange cantaloupe to her impromptu guests, as they enter her brand new studio apartment in Manhattan ’s Upper West Side. Stechler, who escaped the Nazi death marches in her teenage years, is now able to live comfortably among friends and even enjoys a special bond with Maryanne Pasquariello, her housing director.

Conversionary Tactics

04/21/1997
Special To The Jewish Week
Note: "In The Mix" is a monthly column about intermarriage and the lives of interfaith, or "mixed-marriage," families. This is the first installment.

Southbound

10/11/2002
Special To The Jewish Week
Shalom, y’all. That’s what the Jews of Atlanta will be saying to two charismatic New York-area rabbis who are giving up pulpits here for the Georgia boomtown.  

Sephardic Gangster Flicks

12/06/2002
Staff Writer
The Bettouns are a traditional kind of family. They decorate their homes with menorahs and affix mezuzahs to their doorposts. They gather in the synagogue for bar mitzvah services and celebrate in lavish style. And when someone dies, they immediately say the Shema: even when that person has just been thrown from a helicopter into the backyard of the family compound.   

A Bat Mitzvah Girl Takes Berlin

09/06/2002
Staff Writer
Berlin: The Jewish world's youngest ambassador to Germany is a frizzy-haired 12-year-old bookworm with a mean crush on Prince William of England. Nelly Sue Edelmeister is the adolescent heroine of a new novel, "Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me," by the Brooklyn-born Berliner Holly-Jane Rahlens.

A Bat Mitzvah Girl Takes Berlin

09/06/2002
Staff Writer
Berlin: The Jewish world's youngest ambassador to Germany is a frizzy-haired 12-year-old bookworm with a mean crush on Prince William of England. Nelly Sue Edelmeister is the adolescent heroine of a new novel, "Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me," by the Brooklyn-born Berliner Holly-Jane Rahlens.

Poland Confronts History

05/23/2008
Staff Writer
Warsaw — The Jews of Poland marked an important anniversary last week, and the world paid attention.

Polanski Gets Personal

12/13/2002
Staff Writer
Roman Polanski's latest feature film is a dramatic account of one man's survival in wartime Warsaw. "The Pianist," which opens Dec. 27, is also a documentary in at least one respect: its star, Adrien Brody, nearly starved himself to portray the Jewish musician and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, shedding some 30 pounds from his already slender frame as filming progressed.

UJA-Fed’s ‘Funny Valentine’

03/01/2002
Staff Writer
Thanks to Sonny Bono, the UJA-Federation stands to earn additional millions of dollars from the lyrics of the great Broadway songwriter Lorenz Hart. The son of Jewish immigrants from Germany penned some of the most unforgettable American show tunes with partner Richard Rodgers in the 1920s and ‘30s.
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