In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 27, 2010 / 17 Elul, 5770


By Greg Crosby

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Yo! Put on yez Yankee caps, dust off yez Sinatra records, ordah in some deli, an' brush up on your New York attitude 'cause it's time again for da greatest show on eart! Of course I'm talking about the New York Alumni Association's annual reunion and stage show. I call it the greatest show on earth because it really is. You won't find a better show on Broadway, yo. This is THE event of the year!

It all happens on Saturday, October 2nd in Beverly Hills. The evening begins with the world's biggest high school reunion as transplanted New Yorkers (and others from the East Coast) gather together to food and a ton of memories. Then following the reunion is the piece de resistance of the evening, the icing on the cheese cake - the variety show and award ceremony.

This will be the 25th annual reunion and it's shaping up to be a dandy. NYAA is the brain child of Lou and Fran Zigman who supply the heart and soul of the event each year. It's a work of love for them and they take pride in the fact that they have honored some of the biggest names in show business throughout the years. Past honorees have included Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Steve Allen, Rita Moreno, Jerry Vale, Mickey Rooney, Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin, Charles Durning, Gene Barry, Ruby Keeler, Martin Landau, Jerry Stiller, Melissa Manchester, Ed Ames, and on and on and on.

This year they will be honoring Louis Gossett, Jr. who served with Jon Voight as honorary chairs for last year's event. Brooklyn born Lou Gossett made his professional acting debut at the age of 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to NYU on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the NY Knicks, yet he decided to continue his acting career with a role in the Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun."

Gossett has won numerous acting awards including a couple of Golden Globes, as well as an Emmy for his role of Fiddler in "Roots," and the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "An Officer and a Gentleman." Oh, and by the way, he was named "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1990.

You can bet the entertainment for the evening will be nothing short of "A-number One, Top of the List" as Sinatra would say. Comedian Freddie Roman will be back again this year keeping the joint jumping and the audience in the aisles. Also helping to keep everyone in stitches that night will be comedians Sal Richards, Sarge, and Dick Capri. In the singing department they have Billy Davis & Marilyn McCoo, Hal Linden, Mike Burstyn, and Theodore Bikel. And to top it off, Garry Marshall will be on hand to welcome everyone. Whew! How's that for talent?

It seems that almost everyone in California is either a former New Yorker or knows someone who is a former New Yorker. But as someone who married a former New Yorker I can tell you that there really is no such thing as a "former" New Yorker - just New Yorkers who happen to be living somewhere else. Not only did I marry a New York girl, I married the city of New York. We've been happily bi-coastal for over 30 years. What a wonderful city New York is, exciting like no other. New York is the town that all cities want to be when they grow up.

If you've never attended this event and are curious about it, I recommend that you check it out on the internet. Some of their past shows are available to see on YouTube. Whether you are a New York alumni or just want to join in the fun, this is the show not to be missed! But remember, you must have a ticket to attend! There's still time to order tickets for the reunion and show, but don't put it off too long, as the best seats go fast. Know what I mean, Bubee? The web site is: www.nyalumni.com or you can call (310) 276-2754 for more information or E-mail at nyalums@aol.com.

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