Fran Ostendorf
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As you read this column, we’ll be on the other side of what the National Weather Service predicted could be a “storm of historic proportions.” For most of us, that really didn’t happen, did it? On Sunday, a blizzard was predicted for … more
When I was offered the job as editor of the Jewish Voice, about four and a half years ago, I knew that writing a column came with the territory. I was an avid reader of the editor’s … more
I am a member of the sandwich generation. Most define that to mean someone who is taking care of younger children along with older parents. Mine is not a traditional sandwich … more
One of the things that makes this job different from most newspaper jobs is the presence of children. Because of the location of our offices at the Dwares Jewish Community Center, we see children of … more
For as long as I can remember, wherever I have lived, there have been bird feeders in my backyard. My current home is no exception. Backyard birds have always been a source of endless fascination. You start to recognize their songs and their … more
We are part of a small network of “niche” newspapers in the United States. You might even call us exclusive. We are a Jewish newspaper. It’s in our mission statement, and it’s proudly part of our name. There’s no mistaking the readership … more
New Year’s greetings from The Jewish Voice staff! We wish all our faithful readers a healthy and sweet year. You’re reading an issue dated Sept. 26. How did that happen when we were supposed to be in shul? Well, as some of you know, the … more
The temperatures have started to drop already. The last few days of August were unusually cool. Clearly summer is on the wane. In the Jewish calendar, we’ve reached Elul, which is the month of … more
The editor of this small newspaper finds herself in the position of doing many jobs she never dreamed of as a young, inexperienced and naïve journalism school student. When you start out at … more
I’m a lifelong learner. I really hope that this will keep my mind sharp for many years to come. And it doesn’t hurt my ability to do my job as editor, either. I don’t think you can … more
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