Judy Shapiro

Judy Shapiro was born in New York City and raised in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Very active in the Zionist youth group Mizrachi Hatzair, known today as the youth section of Amit Women, she came on Aliyah in l972 with her husband and three of their eventual five children. She has a Masters Degree in English Literature and studied music and education at Brooklyn College. A teacher of music and piano for many years, she lives in Hod Hasharon with her husband, Menachem, an endocrinologist.

The author discovers that the benefits of “offering one’s friendship in times of another’s stress cannot be overestimated”.

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a friend indeed
Category: Features
Issue No. 143
 

The audience at the Kfar Saba monthly ESRA meeting were transported to a magical never-never land by the two medical clowns who addressed them this month.

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Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 144
 

An invitation to ESRA’s special activities, which are held monthly at the clubhouse on Nachshon Street, and a review on the successful guest lecture by former ambassador to Ethiopia, Ariel Kerem, who addressed Ethiopian issues.

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A “Virtual” tour of Ethiopia
Category: ESRA News
Issue No. 145
 

An interesting look at the development of the hat industry in Israel. Motivated by the need to make hats more user friendly and attractive, Helen Gurkevich and Helen Rand have each created very successful millinery businesses.

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Hats On/ Hats Off
Category: Consumerism
Issue No. 144
 

The all too common frustrating experience of a family faced with a plumbing problem, an insurance claim and an incompetent worker.

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A Faulty Faucet
Category: Consumerism
Issue No. 146
 

Making a dream come true

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MAKING A DREAM COME TRUE
Category: Food/Wine
Issue No. 146
 

Introducing Herb & Lenore Hahn, newcomers to Kfar Saba. Herb presented his `Yiddish Ta’am at a monthly ESRA get-together and enchanted the audience with his tales of Jewish performers over the years.

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A Taste of Yiddish Taam
Category: People
Issue No. 148
 

It is amazing that so many people who came to live in Israel find contemporaries from their former lives who now also live here. Judy Shapiro writes about the reunion of 15 ladies who had been students together at the Shulamith School for Girls in Brooklyn 50 years ago. Established nearly 100 years ago the school was the first Jewish day school for girls in North America.

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THE REUNION OF SHULAMITH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN BROOKLYN
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 151
 

Irreverant? Yes, but comic-book Rabbi works

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Irreverant? Yes, but comic-book Rabbi works- A book review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 174
 

An excellent review of a children’s story by Josh Hasten with a message of tolerance and understanding for all ages.

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ITAMAR MAKES FRIENDS - A Review
Category: Literature
Issue No. 162
 
 
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