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Front and center in the St. Louis People’s Chorus, circa 1950

Another photo dated 1950 was in the same pile as this one from Doris’s years in St. Louis. An accompanying note suggests that the fellow on the right in the rear was comedian Jan Murray.  I believe that Irwin Silber … Continue reading

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Honey in the lion

“Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness” Judges 15 Response That out of the body of feared strength, The lion of father of my fathers where the Ark shows the sign to … Continue reading

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Send forth a raven

Who is out in the reigning rain? The giants and the insects The swimmers and the drowners Lie in the majesty of water Brimming the country’s cup past thirst If only we could drink of history, And be as Noah, … Continue reading

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The driving force in founding the Mid-Island Y

Irving Silberg, 1st president of Wantagh, NY Mid-Island YM-YWHA, wrote to the family recently: Your mother was the driving force and an inspiration in the founding of the Mid-Island Y.  I have memories of her dedicated energy and creativity. Today the Mid-Island … Continue reading

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A coincidence of place

Sometime during Doris’s childhood, she related many times, she broke a rule and didn’t tell anyone. She peeked through a window into a small Hasidic worship space in Brooklyn, only to see her grandfather, Nathan, dancing with other men, in … Continue reading

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Hebrew School graduate

In 1935 when nearly 16 or thereabouts, Doris graduated from a Hebrew day school she had attended for four years, mentored by an eminent and perhaps scandalous teacher who was in some circles ill-regarded as a person of poor morals; … Continue reading

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Photo of Doris by grandaughter Sara, April 2010

April 10, 2011

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