Fran Ostendorf
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The following column ran Jan. 8, 2016. It’s one of my favorites and is as true today as it was then. We still fill multiple feeders no matter the weather. Our cat, now a gray tiger-stripped … more
The last few weeks have been anxious for many of us here in the Rhode Island Jewish community and beyond. We nervously watch the news from Israel as we have family and friends impacted by the situation there. Like many of you, I’m touched by … more
As the editor of The Jewish Voice, I have the opportunity to meet many people.One of my favorite things about my job is meeting community members. The last week has been … more
Several of my recent columns have involved the weather. It’s been a tough winter. And the relentless snow and cold and its accompanying ice aren’t letting up yet, so bear with me. The flower show last weekend was a little breath of … more
I spent the holidays in several different places this year. This is what happens when your family is scattered. I am thankful that I can visit them now since my home has been the base … more
A recent conversation between adult members of my family made me realize the impact of camp on multiple generations. The conversation went something like this: Question: Why didn’t I go to Jewish camp? Answer: Nobody ever considered … more
I’m not easily impressed. Call me a cynic; maybe that’s the traditional journalist in me. It takes a lot for me to say, “Wow, that’s impressive,” let alone be inspired. However, I was truly inspired last week when I saw the list of … more
You gotta love technology. Or do you? Sometimes I don’t. I have to admit that I’m a little intimidated by the wide range of gadgets, gizmos and devices that have become essential to … more
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