Author to explore post-war Jewish America

Edward Hershey will speak about “Post-War Jewish-America: Hiding in Plain Sight” at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center Oct. 19. The 6 pm talk is based on his memoir, The Scorekeeper. He will reflect on the lofty aspiration and sobering reality of Jewish-American life in the 1950s and ’60s New York neighborhood. The program is designed…


Experience Kim Schneiderman’s music

This summer, Portlanders have two ways to experience the music of teacher, storyteller and musician Kim Schneiderman, who has spent the past 15 years singing, creating and making music with young families. Kim recently released a new album, “Walk Around the Block.” Additionally she will perform in concert at 5 pm, July 16, on the…


ANNUAL MEETING: Cedar Sinai Park 2017

Photos: TOP: Interim CEO David Fuks welcomes attendees to the Cedar Sinai Park Annual Meeting on June 6. BOTTOM: Before the meeting, visitors (including Jordan Schnitzer, far right, and family) toured one of four new households of the Harold Schnitzer Center for Living.   For additional photos from the annual meeting and tours of the Green…


Seniors sing their way to health

Celebrating its bat mitzvah year of singing success, the Rose Schnitzer Choir will treat attendees at Cedar Sinai Park’s June 6 annual meeting to a stirring performance. “Choral singing is an inexpensive way to help people be healthier, happier and more mobile as they age,” says Cantor Barbara Slader, the volunteer director of CSP’s Rose…


Insulin resistance may hasten cognitive decline

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance. According to the research, both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function…


Adaptability key to moving on

Three years ago my father-in-law, now 96, traded his bicycle for a recumbent trike. Freed from the fear of falling and breaking a hip or shoulder as he had seen friends do, he continued his cycling adventures. But the heavier cycle and different muscles needed to pedal made climbing hills a slow, tiring process. Concerned…

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