Fran Ostendorf
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I have a confession to make. I am slightly obsessed with sticky notes. You know, those little pieces of paper that come in a variety of colors and shapes and have a thin strip of adhesive on the … more
You know who we are, but do we know who you are? Some of you contact us frequently. But we wanted to know more. And our existing data was old. We’d done some surveys in the past, but they … more
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
We’re now on the other side of the High Holy Days, and we are starting to settle back into our normal routines again. However you celebrate, you’ve had at least a day or two, or many … 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
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