Sandee Brawarsky |
Jewish Week Book Critic
The newest Goldberg family on television has a grandfather who looks like he’d be at home in Miami or Boca. George Segal plays Pops, a widower who likes to date, loves spoiling his grandkids and especially enjoys tutoring them in the ways of love. In this week’s premiere episode of “The Goldbergs,” the new ABC sitcom set in the 1980s, Pops hands over his car keys to 16-year-old Barry and teaches 12-year-old Adam to get the attention of a pretty waitress.
A native of the Washington, D.C., area and a resident of Washington Heights for the last several years during his studies at the Yeshiva University rabbinical school, Rabbi Herschel Hartz became interested several months ago in reports he heard that a growing number of Jews were moving into the nearby Inwood neighborhood.
Before the start of Yom Kippur, a flood of historic proportions swallowed Boulder, Colo., and surrounding areas, displacing families, damaging synagogues and threatening services on the holiest day of the Jewish year -- until determination came to the rescue.
At Luria Academy, it’s not unusual to see elementary-school-age children lying on their stomachs on rugs, or sitting cross-legged on the floor, or leaning against a wall. Or, like one girl on a late morning this spring, comfortably wedged in a cozy space behind a cabinet.