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Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Building Your Own Space Capsule

This time of year, many people are planning to take vacations to warmer climates or to lovely, snowy ski areas—or both. In response to several requests from clients, friends and readers, I present this column of packing tips and a story. There always has to be a story. I want to share this information because I learned the hard

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Common Mistakes in Estate Planning: Part I

As most individuals realize, creating an estate plan that includes a revocable trust, pour-over will, property power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act authorization provides benefits both during life and at death. During life, the plan gives directions regarding

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Taking Steps Towards Organization

Writing this column has made me realize I am a storyteller by nature. Each of my clients has a fascinating story and sometimes as I work with them, I live out a story worth telling. I like to share the heartwarming stories, the funny stories and in this case, the empowering ones.

Recently I was

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Chai Lifeline Chanukah Party Shines Bright for Families With Illness

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) More than 1,100 children living with serious illnesses and their families got into the Chanukah spirit at Chai Lifeline’s annual chanukah party, held Dec. 11 at the Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey. The “street fair” themed event, which was sponsored by Chemed Health, drew families from across

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Q&A With Dr. Yosef Golowa

Dr. Yosef Golowa MD, FSIR, shares some of the latest treatments for men with enlarged prostates.

What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate is the most common cause of urinary problems in men as they get older.

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Healing Jews Through Kosher Recovery

Jews are among the 40 million Americans struggling with substance addiction. What makes diagnosis and treatment challenging are the myths—the most pervasive being that addiction is not a Jewish issue—and the stigma leading many Jews to hide their abuse and not seek recovery. Studies and data from treatment providers

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Healing Jews Through Kosher Recovery

Jews are among the 40 million Americans struggling with substance addiction. What makes diagnosis and treatment challenging are the myths—the most pervasive being that addiction is not a Jewish issue—and the stigma leading many Jews to hide their abuse and not seek recovery. Studies and data from treatment providers

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Closet Couture

Who doesn’t love a well-organized, brightly lit clothes closet? Whether walk-in or reach-in, a closet can be made efficient and attractive—even luxurious—using many different techniques. To bring the best out in a closet, it takes imagination, a first-rate plan, hard work and a defined budget.

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Bergenfield Teen Offers Custom Sneaker Painting and Designs

Racheli Diament has always been artistically inclined. The 16-year-old Bergenfield native and Naaleh junior has been painting and drawing ever since she was a young child, and she loves sharing her work with the world. Recently she’s “dipped her toes” into entrepreneurship, launching RD Laced, a shoe-painting venture

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Orthodox Union Yachad REACH Program Expands Nationally

(Courtesy of OU Yachad) Miriam* was in disbelief when her 16-year-old daughter Tamar* was asked to leave her current school without being given any alternative options of where to turn.

Tamar, who has a developmental disability, was out of school for a month and was experiencing social isolation

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Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s JCamp 180® Invests $25M in Jewish Camps

The Forward Together matching grant aims to strengthen foundational learning and cultural commitment for Jewish youth.

(Courtesy of JCamp180) JCamp 180, a core program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), will support more than 100 nonprofit Jewish overnight camps over the

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Honey Pots and Tzedaka Boxes

A brief PSA (Public Service Announcement): I want to begin by sharing a thought from one of my favorite Torah Anytime speakers, Rebbetzin Esther Baila Schwarz. She said that whenever we host our children and grandchildren, we should realize how fortunate we are to be together with our family. We can make a

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