Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although sports agent Marc Simon has 15 clients playing basketball in Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and all over the United States, he said that placing a kid on a pro team in Israel proved to be one of his most meaningful experiences. "There's a personal connection," said the 26-year-old, who played ball himself at...
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Portland is flush with eco-friendly fanfare
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For decades, three synagogues -- Conservative Neveh Shalom, Reform Beth Israel and Sephardic Ahavath Achim -- defined the Jewish landscape of Portland, Ore. In recent years, however, the flourishing Jewish community has grown to support a wide array of synagogues whose traditions and practices mirror the diversity and inclusiveness that Portlanders prize. Thus, today, a visitor to Portland can find...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Play ball! That's a lifelong cry of baseball delight and a clarion call of sports to most of the men of the Sports Club at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham. And what better time to celebrate than now, with the Phils in the playoffs? The club's members -- a dozen or so sports-minded guys...
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Author attempts to demystify the experience of psychoanalysis
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For most of her young life she was stressed out, due mainly to trying to meet the wishes and expectations of her father, and never feeling that she measured up. Years later, Fern Cohen -- now a Ph.D. and New York psychoanalyst -- used her own life story and experiences to create a book she titled From Both Sides of...
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Antioxidants can provide a much younger look
Jerusalem A new method for fighting skin wrinkles has been developed by the Hebrew University faculty of agriculture, food and environmental-quality sciences. In her doctoral research at the university, Dr. Orit Bossi succeeded in isolating a plant-based antioxidant that delays the aging process by countering the breakdown of collagen fibers in the skin. Bossi conducted her research under the supervision...
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