First person: Encounters with a Litvak past – part 2

By Rhonda F. Levine

The first part of this article appeared in the September 22 issue of The Reporter. It can also be found here.

After two days in Vilnius, we headed to Kaunas (Kovno), which at one time was the capital of Lithuania and a cultural center. Like Vilnius, not much is left of…

Jewish Online Resources 10/6/23

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Forward will hold the virtual program “How Today’s Chefs are Reimagining …

Off the Shelf: Teen queer romances

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

How the world has changed: I can’t imagine either “Margo Zimmerman Gets the Girl” by Brianna R. Shrum and Sara Waxelman (Inkyard Press) or “Going Bicoastal” by Dahlia Adler (Wednesday Books) appearing on library bookshelves when I was in high school. In f…

First person: Encounters with a Litvak past – part 1

By Rhonda F. Levine

As long as I can remember, I have wanted to visit Lithuania, or what I understood as “the Pale of Jewish Settlement.” I remember my father telling stories of how his mother – the grandmother whom I was named after – barely escaped the Cossacks’ swords as she cr…

Sussman reviews his legacy

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman will speak on “In Our Time: American Jewish Life at the Beginning of the 21st Century” at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, on Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm. For more information, see the article "Sussman to speak at TC on Oct. 15…