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Bubbies and Grannies Know Best

In 2019, Jewish Life Television launched “Bubbies Know Best,” a dating show with a Jewish twist – where three Jewish grandmothers act as matchmakers, for young and old, straight and gay, Jewish and non-Jewish. With tremendous momentum behind them, aided by national appearances on “Access Hollywood Live,” “Daily Blast Live,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Home…

Ask Helen: Volunteering Has Its Rewards

Dear Helen: I just volunteered to edit my neighborhood association’s quarterly newsletter. I’ve recently retired and have more time, so thought this might be fun. Wrong! Chasing after people to give information or to write the articles they promised to do is worse than getting paid employees to do their jobs. Everyone gives me their articles late, incomplete, misspelled, with…

Ask Helen: Dating

Dear Helen: I’m once divorced, then single six years after another long-term relationship in which I repeated all the mistakes of my first. Now that I’ve taken the time to do my emotional homework, I’m ready for something healthier and happier. I’ve made “The List” for what I want in my next (and hopefully last)…

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Ask Helen: Public Speaking

Dear Helen: I’ve been asked to give the keynote at my son’s small liberal arts college graduation. I’m not shy, but I’m just a software game designer whose app went viral. Can you get me started? Non-Dignitary Dear Non-Dignitary: Experience is hard to transfer, and hard-earned wisdom often sounds like banal platitudes. But what you…

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Ask Helen: pink slip

Do I give a bride-to-be the pink slip before or after the wedding? Dear Helen: I need to do a round of layoffs ASAP because of corporate budget cuts. My saddest problem is a young woman who’s getting married in two months, but whose job is on the chopping block. She’s been planning her wedding…

Ask Helen: Relationships

Dear Helen: I’m a nice Jewish guy in my 40s, only divorced once, with one adult son in med school. I teach college math (tenured at a decent school), am decent looking (not Hollywood handsome but reasonably featured), in decent shape (neither gym buff nor overtly puffy). I own my own home, have savings, can…