Friday, March 22, 2019

Family Link

Let Us Ascend to the Best Version of Ourselves

In last month’s column, NS shared with us the trials and tribulations and hopes and prayers of a parent of a child dealing with addiction issues. We were gratified to hear from readers who appreciated finally seeing some of what they’ve been feeling in print. It is important to share with our readers the understanding that

Warmed by Family Captured on Tape

In this frigid Northeast winter I had the warmth of family. Yes, I am an empty-nester times three, and my husband was off at work, but I spent the days inside rewinding, playing and burning old family VHS tapes onto DVDs. Finding myself right back in the moment, as I watched, I was clapping, smiling and enjoying special times of

Cybertalk: #Unfiltered

With children spending more and more time online, we’ve entered a new era in which teaching our young ones how to be safe online must become an integrated part of our parenting routine. Long gone are the days when the “stranger danger” talks at home and at school sufficed, although it is still relevant to our children’s safety.

From One Mother to Another

We’d like to thank NS for sharing this letter with us. We hope it will help others suffering with addiction in their family.

From one mother of an addict to another:

Follow these steps, then take out your siddur and pray.

The SAT: What Parents Need To Know

You’ve known this day was coming: Your high schooler is growing up, getting taller and beginning to think about what will happen after the 12th grade. College might seem far away, but it is never too early to begin considering important components of your student’s college application. One important factor in the college admissions

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds JCC University Winter Registration

JCC University offers the opportunity for people to rekindle past passions, ignite new interests, meet new people and stay involved in the developments that shape today’s world. Top professors and experts present on topics ranging from literature, art and film to science, psychology and politics. The JCC is now taking enrollment

Shomrei Torah Table Tennis Winners Raise Funds For Bergen County Yeshivas

It’s the Thought That Counts and Keeps on Giving

L’Dor V’Dor. When my son married recently in Cleveland, incorporated into the ceremony were the usual memories and keepsakes of the family now departed. Our son Judd carries his name in memory of my father’s youngest brother Jerome. My Uncle Jerome, in turn, had been named for my grandmother’s father Yehudah Hersh.

Just Hang Up

You are sitting at home relaxing and the phone rings. The number on caller ID doesn’t look familiar, but you answer it anyway. The caller says that since you have Medicare, you can get a free knee or back brace or some type of medication for your health problem. All you need to do is give the caller a little information. What do you do?

Nichum Aveilim: Comforting the Mourners

As some of the readers may know, our family lost our beloved son, Eric Eliezer Levenson (z”l), a year and a half ago. Because we believe it is important, and may be beneficial to others, to be open about the cause of his death, that he took his own life at the age of 28 after 14 years of suffering from severe depression, a number of

The Timeline You Should Expect From Different Types of Tutoring

When planning to hire a tutor, timing is crucial.

Experienced tutors know that the timeline will be different for ongoing academic tutoring, for a specific academic project or for test prep. So let’s take a look at the ideal timing for these three distinct areas.

Running Past and Present

Around two and a half years ago, I started running. I had never exercised a day in my life. It felt draining and boring, and I didn’t think I needed it. I hated to sweat. I didn’t like to exert myself. I wasn’t good at it. The list of excuses was lengthy. But then, after a series of endless viruses and illnesses passed around