October 26, 2015

Pictured right - Bottom left: Doug Barton and Marilyn Gardner at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, c.1999.  Larger photo: Sol Sandock, Mollie Sandock, Dave Sandock, Sarah Sandock Rich and Barney Sandock, c.1930s.

To celebrate South Bend's 150th anniversary, 88.1 WVPE and the Kroc Center teamed up to create an oral history as told by individuals in the community. Hear...

October 25, 2015

Pictured right - Lauren Gitlin and Rose Zar, circa 1990s.


It’s pretty much impossible for me to remember the first time I met Rose Zar. Like a member of my family, she was always just … there, a de facto part of my life, part of a pantheon of loving and beloved people who helped me to become who I am. Though I recall very few details other than waving to people from the bimah like a princess on her balc...

October 24, 2015


Pictured right - Ruth and Irving Rosenbaum behind the counter at their store on Western Avenue, circa 1950s


Zonenberg’s or Sofan’s?  Which did you prefer?  While talking with Sally and Jerry Brumer, I quickly learned that there really wasn’t a difference between the two kosher meat markets that were across the street from each other. “You went where you family went unless you got angry with one of th...

Pictured right - Louis and Gertrude Cohen with their children Ina (Rosenberg) and Lorraine (Davis), circa 1950s


1. Pie crust recipe of your choice - enough to cover the bottom of a large rectangle cookie sheet.

2. Mix the following together well:

•    5 cans sliced apples in water (do not use pie filling).  Drain all the water out.  (Used to buy them from Simon Brothers!)
•    12 to 15...

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