Fran Ostendorf
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Like it or not, we are a people of the world. World events affect us. Sure, we live in a state with its share of newsmaking events.  But this week I’m looking to national and international events that are – and should be – the subject of … more
It’s hard to know what to make of national and world events since the last Jewish Voice was published. Barcelona, Charlottesville, Turku, Boston. How can I lump these together? Taken … more
It’s spring! Flowers are popping up. Days are warming up. That can only mean one thing: The Jewish Voice’s annual Patron Campaign is underway. Not what you thought I was going to … more
I recently celebrated a milestone birthday. Those who know me personally know  which one it is.  For those of you who don’t, you’ll just have to guess as I’m not revealing which milestone I’ve achieved. Suffice it to … more
There aren’t many issues in the political realm that I feel strongly enough to write about and advocate for, but voting is one of them. A little more than two years ago, I wrote … more
We have so much going on in our community! As many of you have noticed, there’s often too much for our small staff to cover. And lately there’s been so many interesting events that you, … more
Change is coming to The Jewish Voice. Beginning in January, your community newspaper will switch to a monthly format, while upgrading the website and adding a monthly email newsletter. In … more
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday whose origin is entwined with the very roots of our country. Even its centerpiece at the holiday table – the turkey – is native to North America.   Most Americans, no matter their … more
Each Thanksgiving, my family uses our time around the dinner table to say a few words about gratitude. There are only a couple of times each year that the extended family comes together so it’s … more
Just like many of us, The Voice takes a bit of a summer vacation. We’ve been following this – or a similar – schedule for a couple of years. It makes some sense. People go away. Advertising is more difficult to sell in the summer. And there … more
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