Marilyn’s Articles

Check out the following stories by and about Marilyn Cohen Shapiro on the Internet and in the news. (Some links may connect directly to the blog post my website.)

“Mature or aged, venerable or old? Perceptions.”  The Jewish World. July 8-21, 2022. Click here for link to my blog post.

“How it felt catching COVID.” Jewish Women of Words. June 17. 2022. Click here.

“No escape virus? World malware catches Marilyn off-guard.” The Jewish World. July 11, 2022.  Click here.

“Memorial Scrolls Trust loans out Torahs around the world.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. June 10, 2022. Click here. 

“We continue and they continue: Torahs of the Memorial Scrolls Trust.” The Jewish World. June 10-June 23, 2022. Click here.

”Foray into an unfamiliar game creates feelings of ineptitude.” The Jewish World. May 26-June 9, 2022.  Click here for link to my blog post

“Jewish singer brings lost popular historic music to the Fringe.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. May 13, 2022. Click here.

“Singer brings back the oldies from the Great American Songbook.” The Jewish World. May 12-May 26, 2022. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Thank goodness they are only First World problems.” The Jewish World. April 14-28, 2022  Click here for link to my blog post.

“A Post-Pandemic Passover.” .Jewish Women of Words. April 17, 2022.  Click Here. 

“Why is this Passover different than the last two? The Jewish World. March 31-April 4, 2022. Click here for link to my blog post.” Lifetime Achievement Awards.”

“From Bialystok to Brooklyn: An Immigrant’s trek over three continents. Part III. The Jewish World. March 17-March 31, 2022. Click Here for link to my blog post.

“From Bialystok to Brooklyn: An Immigrant’s trek over three continents. Part II.” The Jewish World. March 3-March 17, 2022. Click here for link to my blog post.

“From Bialystok to Brooklyn: An Immigrant’s trek over three continents. Part I.” The Jewish World. March 3—March 17, 2022. Click Here.

“My new quest: Writing about those Jews who lived through—or died in—World War II.” The Jewish World. January 6, 2022- January 20, 2022. Click here for link to my blog post.

“The late Galina “Golda” Goldin Gelfer; no opposing view!” The Jewish World. December 16, 2021-January 6, 2022. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Close-encounters-with-neighbourhood-animals”  Jewish Women of Words. November 27, 2021.  Click Here. 

“Close Encounters of the Moose Kind. “ The Jewish World. October 15, 2021-October 27, 2021. Click Here.

“A wrestle with COVID leaves survivor a changed woman; she urges safety behaviors.” The Jewish World. October 28-November 18, 2021. Click here for link to my blog post. 

“Colorado women come together to support each other and a local business; Surviving the pandemic together.”  The Jewish World. October 1-14, 2021. Click here for link to my blog post. [Mountain Mama article]

“Bye bye Boomer? Who shall live and who shall die?” The Jewish World. October 1-14, 1.2021. Click Here. 

“Bye bye Boomer. Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). October 2, 2021.   Click Here. 

“The mysterious case of the missing hat.” The Jewish World. September 16-30, 2021. Click Here. 

“Sharing a family legacy in a new book.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. October 1, 2021. Click Here.

“Marilyn wraps up ‘Fradel’s Story’ to begin new year.” The Jewish World. September 1-16, 2021.  Click here for link to my blog post. 

“There’s Nothing Like a Jewish Word.” Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). August 7, 2021. Click here. 

The pandemic in three pratfalls—but falling on my face wasn’t funny.” The Jewish World. August 5-August 31, 2021.  Click for link to my blog post. 

“Precious life gifts taken for granted until break from pandemic pause.” The Jewish World. July 22-August 5, 2021. Click Here. 

“Mispocha: “Dos iz di eyntsike zakh far mir”. The Jewish World. July 8-July 22, 2021. Click Here. 

“An evolving response to the ‘new normal.” The Jewish World. June 24-July 8, 2021. Click Here. 

“Route to Jewish life in the States is not always the same story.” The Jewish World. May 27-June 10, 2021.  Click here for link to my web page.

“Chocolate Almond Heaven: Abbott’s Frozen Custard.” Jewish Observer of Central New York. June 2021.Click here and scroll to Page 2.

“The little things citizens do.” Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). January 27, 2021. Click here. 

“‘Wasabi’ or Failure to Remember.” Jewish Women of Words.  May 22, 2021.Click here

“Pushing away the cobwebs on memory lane with hacks, humor, and husband.” The Jewish World. May 13-May 27, 2021. Click here.

“Fighting COVID fatigue as Pesach nears; family helps with vitality renewal.” The Jewish World. March 19- April 9, 2021. Click here.

“Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Marilyn keeps logging the miles.” The Jewish World. March 5, 2021. Click here.

“Quarantine Purim.” Jewish Women of Words.  February 20, 2021.Click here. 

“Spared the Angel of Death.” Jewish Women of Words.  March 21, 2021.Click here

“Purim pause during the pandemic—a time to mask?” The Jewish World. February 19-March 4, 2021.  Click here.

“Symbolism and meaning—time to revisit my favorite classic.” The Jewish World. February 4-February 18, 2021. Click here.

“The little things citizens do.” Jewish Women of Words. January 27, 2021. Click here. 

“The whole world is watching.” Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). January 16, 2021. Click here.

“The whole world is watching.” The Jewish World. January 21-February 4, 2021 Click here.

“Fallow 2020 may help us reconnect with what we have!” The Jewish World. January 7-January 7, 2021.  Click here.

“My family tree—or figuring out the whole mishpachah!” The Jewish World. December 17, 2020-January 7, 2021. Click here.

“A Hallmark Chanukah: Hey Hallmark—we need more romantic and sappy Chanukah movies!” The Jewish World. December 10, 2020. Click here.

“Pandemic Chanukah.” Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). December 5, 2020. Click here. 

“Holocaust survivor Albert Kitmacher and his five miracles.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. November 6, 2020. Click here.

“Let’s Hear It for the Girls!” Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). October 31, 2021, Click here.

“Victoria has a secret during the pandemic.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. October 23, 2020. Click here.

“Pandemic lifestyle changes create a new reality.” The Jewish World. October 22, 2020. Click here.

“RBG’s death alarms and saddens Marilyn as she hopes for a better world.” The Jewish World. September 24, 2020. Click here for link to my blog post

“Cats, Hemingway, and his wives.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. Savvy Seniors 2020. October 2, 2020. Click here.

“Love in the time of retirement.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. Savvy Seniors 2020. October 2. Click here.

“Being born: The world, The Jewish World, and me!” The Jewish World. September 15, 2020. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Why I am not voting for Donald Trump.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. September 18, 2020. Click here.

“Quarantine: Challah! The Perfect Comfort Food” Jewish Women of Words (Australian website). September 3, 2021. Click here.

“Hairy tales from the pandemic become a focus.” The Jewish World. August 20, 2020. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Abbott’s chocolate almond ice cream—and don’t skimp on the almonds.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. August 14, 2020. Click here.  

“How school enriches both teacher and student.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. Back to School Issue. August 7, 2020. Click here for link to my blog post.

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for…frozen custard!”The Jewish World. August 6, 2020. Page 11. Click here.

“A bolt out of the blue.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. July 31, 2020. Click here.

“I finally ‘get. it’—I’m sorry I’m late.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. July 10, 2020. Click here.

“I’ve had enough. Black lives do matter!” The Jewish World. July 9, 2020. Page 9, 14. Click here.

“Big Wheels and big hills.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. June 26, 2020.  Page 5B. Click here for link to my blog post.

“When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, always look on the bright. side of life’/Monty Python” The Jewish World. June 25, 2020. Click here. 

“A challah essential ingredient: Marilyn puts soul into the dough.” The Jewish World. June 17, 2020. Click here.

“Challah! A Delight for the Soul!” Heritage Florida Jewish News. June 12, 2020. Click here.

“Too many questions! What I miss most during the pandemic is certainty.” The Jewish World. May 28, 2020. Click here.

“My Top Ten list to get through this pandemic.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. May 15, 2020. Click here.

“Marilyn tries to help!” The Jewish World. May 14, 2020. Click here. 

“The personal impact of the corona virus.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. April 17, 2020. Page 11. Click here

‘All things must pass’ Meanwhile we sit tight and alone.” The Jewish World. April 16, 2020. Click here

“May the coronavirus passover us all!” Heritage Florida Jewish News. April3, 2020.  Click here.

“Mulling her words, Marilyn mulls the Yiddish/Hebrew she often uses.” The Jewish World. March 19, 2020. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Purim—a time to. be drunk on happiness.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. March 6, 2020. Click here.

“Marilyn muses on cats and Hemingway.” The Jewish World. February 20, 2020. Click here.

“Tu B’Shevat! Time to plant a tree or two!” The Jewish World. February 6, 2020. Click here.

“Storm lover wakes up to the realization that life is fragile.” The Jewish World. January 23, 2020. Click here.

“The lovingkindness of Fred Rogers: Can it help us with Tikkun Olam?” The Jewish World. December 26, 2019. Click here.

“The gift of gab leads to new friends; Affability defines her nature.” The Jewish World. December 12, 2019. Click here

“Marilyn mulls cold turkey Shabbat withdrawal from electronics.” The Jewish World. November 28, 2019. Click here

“Torn between 3 places? Why we are comfortable with where we are.” The Jewish World. November 14, 2019. Click here.

“An acknowledgement of libraries and the role they’ve played in the life of this bibliophile.” The Jewish World. November 7, 2019. Click here.

“I remember my Zayde.” The Jewish World. August 22, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Even small mitzvahs count! Feeling good while doing good. ” The Jewish World. August 8, 2019. Click here. 

“Into the Wood–a place for contemplation and renewal.” The Jewish World. July 25, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Summers with Dad–Father’s Day reminiscing.” The Jewish World. June 13, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post.

“The redeeming power of loving a pet–a story like many others.”The Jewish World. June 27, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post..

“Remembering an honored Jewish War Veteran.”Heritage Florida Jewish News. May 31, 2019. Click here

“Remembering a Shabbat singer; Bud Black dies at 88.” The Jewish World.May 30, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post.

“One of the many who served us all; Albert Gellman–World War II hero.” The Jewish World. May 16, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Larry will be 71 and so will Israel! Bonding with Israel still seems like a good investment.” The Jewish World. May 4, 2019. Click here.

“On Bonds and Birthdays.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. May 3, 2019. Click here

“Can the right words lead to right actions? Modeling herself after Moses, Marilyn finds she can speak out.” The Jewish World. April 18, 2019. Page 15.  Click here for link to my blog post.

“Our friend Mel Toub. His memories will be our blessings.” The Jewish World. April 4, 2019. Click here for link to my blog post..

“She left many years ago—but part of her heart is still there….” The Jewish World. March 21, 2019.  Click here.

“Being Jewish in Alaska.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. March 15, 2019. Click here.

“A Jewish neshama shining bright in Alaska.” The Jewish World. March 7, 2019. Click here.

“Borscht Belt staff reminisce about the glory days of the Jewish Alps.” The Jewish World. January 24, 2019. Click Here

“Revisiting the Catskills from the staffs’ perspective.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. February 22, 2019. Click here.

“Marilyn finds an easy way to break down barriers between people.” The Jewish World. February 14, 2019. Click here.

“Is something strange going on? Coincidence? Or could it be b’shert?” The Jewish World. December 27, 2018. Click here.

“Butterfly images resonate: Holocaust, bias, and fear make them Shapiro’s totem. The Jewish World. December 13, 2018. Click here.

“Of Miracles and gratitude: ‘Make new friends, but keep the old.’” The Jewish World. November 29, 2018.  Click here.

“A story of Jewish survival to note Kristallnacht.” The Jewish World. November 8, 2018. Click here.

“Collect Memories, not things.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. October 26, 2018. Financial Issue 2018. Click here.

“Football, food, synagogues and a museum in a whirlwind trip.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. October 26, 2018.Click here.

“Pickleball makes a dink shot among sports lovers of all ages.” USA Pickleball  Association website. October 26, 2018. Click here. 

“Tikkun Olam is focus of Shapiro’s new column compilation.” The Jewish World. October 10, 2018. Click here.

“East, West, home’s best:” Rain, cliffs, darkness and rocks of Norway emphasize that truth.” The Jewish World. September 20, 2018. TBP in Drafts File

“Hope for the new year revived by tale of Lamed Vav!” The Jewish World. September 13 2018.  Click here.

“Overcoming oneness makes the high holy days even sweeter”. Heritage Florida Jewish News. September 7, 2018. Click here.

“My sister: A pioneer as a teacher in special education!!” The Jewish World. August 23 2018. Click here

“A Sherpa, or a shlepper? When it comes to packing, I’m both!” The Jewish World. July 26, 2018. Click here.  

“Shabbat with Synagogue of the Summit brings Shapiros solace.” The Jewish World. July 17, 2018. Click here. 

“In pursuit of state plates.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. July 20, 2018. Click here. 

“Many victories celebrated at St. Anthony Triathlon; marathon out-runs stalker.” The Jewish World. June 14, 2018. Click here. 

“This past Memorial Day a Stalag 17 POW was remembered.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. June 6, 2018. Click here.  

“Patriot Weissman was POW in World War II.” The Jewish World. June 1, 2018. Click here

“Holocaust by bullets monuments erected throughout Belarus. Heritage Florida Jewish News. May 25, 2018.Click here.  

“The ‘Titanic Fanatic’ tells his tales of the unsinkable ship.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. May 25, 2018. Click here.

“Rep Soto—a modern-day Mordechai for Florida and Israel.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. April 20, 2018. Click here.

“Human folly, hubris, and characters capture the imagination in tale of the tragic Titanic.” The Jewish World. April 19, 2018.  Click here for link to my blog post.

“Beyond love, octogenarian tennis playing lawyer connects with Israel.” The Jewish World. April 5, 2018, Click here for link to my blog post.

“Paean to students: Thanks for helping me grow.” The Jewish World. March 22, 2018. Click here to link for link to my blog post.

“Who Made the Hamantaschen?” Heritage Florida Jewish News. March 2, 2018. Click here.

“A present-day Shabbos goy in Kissimmee.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. February 10, 2018. Click here.

“Making the world a ‘bit better place.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. January 26, 2018. Click here. [Bok Tower]

“It is hard to look at the monsters of the deep darkness of the soul.” The Jewish World. January 4, 2018, Click here for link to my blog post.

We’ll have a 27 with egg roll and a happy holiday to you. The Jewish World. December 28, 2017. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Connecting through the gift of generosity.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. December 16, 2017. Page 7A. Click here.

“Fried rice, friendship, and fortune cookies on December 25.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. December 12, 2017. Click here.

“Chanukah gifts— giving and receiving.” The Jewish World. December 7, 2017. Page 32. Click here.

“An attitude of appreciation: ‘There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.’ William Butler Yeats” The Jewish World. November 25, 2017. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post. “Generous Hearts.”

“A soldier, an orphan and a picture”.Heritage Florida Jewish News. November 11 2017. Click here.

“Veterans Day: A WW2 Jewish sacrifice remembered.” The Jewish World. November 9, 2017. Pages 7 and 8. Click here. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Lost and found, Torah crown and family return to the community.” The Jewish World. October 26, 2017, Page 12. Click here for link to my blog post.

“I, Marilyn, like my body, and the more I like it the more beautiful it becomes.” The Jewish World. October 12, 2017, Page 7 and 9. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Lost and found, Torah crown and family return to the community.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. October 3, 2017, Page 12. Click here.

“Who by water, and who by fire.?” The Jewish World. September 28, 2017. Page 9. Click here. 

“Harry Lowenstein—mensch of a man.” Heritage Florida Jewish News. September 22, 2017.  Click here

“Profile of a mensch that I know!” The Jewish World. September 14, 2017.  Click here for link to my blog post.

“Onto our next adventure.” The Jewish World. August 31, 2017. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Sometimes the best advocates for those with special needs are the individuals themselves! Many never give up!” The Jewish World. August 17, 2017. Pages 12,17. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner? Can we agree to disagree?” Heritage Florida Jewish News. August 4, 2017. Click here.Click here for link to my blog post.

“Loveys make it better.”  The Jewish World. August 3, 2017. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Pressing question? Mom trains kinds in proper laundry care.” The Jewish World. July 20, 2017. Page 10. Click here.

“Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner? Can we agree to disagree?” The Jewish World. July 6,  2017. Page 9. Click here.   Click here for link to my blog post.

“Games: Socializing and challenging the mind! Give it a try!” The Jewish World. June 22, 2017. Page 7. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Misplacing items, but holding on to the important stuff—Marilyn is no Sherlock Holmes.” The Jewish World. May 11, 2017. Page 8.Click here. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Summertime and the swimming is easy: Getting into the swim of things. From risk to enjoyment!” The Jewish World. May 11, 2017. Page 8. Click here.

“Romances that are golden and continue to shine: The first 50 years are the hardest!”  The Jewish World. April 5, 2017. Click here. Click here to link to my blog post. “Mazel tov! Six couples celebrate 50 years of marriage.”

“Living my Values.” The Jewish World. April 5, 2017. Click here for link to my blog post. 

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”Our house was a very fine house with…” The Jewish World. March 30, 2017. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Migrating to America: How my great-aunt made it a success story for my mother’s family.” The Jewish World. March 16, 2017. Click here. Click here for link to my blog post.

“From pizza to shuksuka and hamantaschen; neighborhood kid become New Orleans rabbi.”  The Jewish World. March 2, 2017. Page 16. Click here for link to my blog post. “From pizza boy to pizza rabbi, Todd Silverman.” 

“Time to party! Who cares if it is perfect? Rejoice in life with friends and family.”  The Jewish World. February 16, 2017. Page 7. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Running for Katie.”  The Jewish World, February  2017. Click here for link to my blog post.

“The holiday card: Connecting with others and sharing our love.”  The Jewish World, January 5, 2017. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Making the connection—We can see and hear you now!”  The Jewish World. December 22, 2016. Pages 13,15.Click here for link to my blog post.

“Shapiro family creates ‘Star Wars’ Chanukah tradition.”  The Jewish World. December 8, 2016. .Page 9, 10. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Friends are where you find them: Acknowledge Them!”  The Jewish World.  November 24, 2016. Page 13. Click here for link to my blog post. “My friend Marc.”

“Keep listening, an in-the moment-activity can be a learning experience.” The Jewish World, November 10, 2016. .Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post. “Are you listening? Really?”

Cohen, Frances. ”Weather.”  The Jewish World.,  October 25, 2016. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“A new year to contemplate with new eyes.”  The Jewish World, October 11, 2016. .Pages 13,15. Click here for link to my blog post. “I can see clearly now.”

“Colorado Jewish high—Jews gone, but Leadville synagogue holds their story.” The Jewish World. September 29, 2016. Pages 13,15. Click here for link to my blog post. “Colorado Jewish High.”

“Marilyn Shapiro finds her voice with help from The Jewish World”  The Jewish World. September 15,  2016. Pages 7. Click here for link to my blog post.

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro. “ Moving to Keeseville” The Jewish World. July 15, 2015 Page 8. Click here for link to my blog post.

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro. “ Higher education was not always as accessible as it is today.” The Jewish World. August 18, 2016. Page 8. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“Moments in history: Educators, —can you make history come alive?”  The Jewish World.  August 4, 2016. Pages 11,13. Click here for link to my blog post.

“What makes us the same? Trip to Shoah museum inspires writer to find commonality.”  The Jewish World. July 21, 2016. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post.

“What goes up must come down—that’s the gravity of the situation.” The Jewish World. July 7, 2016.  Click here for link to my blog post. “Big wheels and big hills.”

“Got the writing bug? Essayist reveals how it all began….” The Jewish World. June 23, 2016. Page 7.  Click here for link to my blog post.

“Born to drive: Dad always took the wheel and had a hard time letting go.” The Jewish World. June 9, 2016. Click here for link to my blog post. “My Dad, the designated driver.”

“Where was Freud when she needed him?”. The Jewish World. May 12 2016. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Never Forget: Books about the Holocaust”. The Jewish World. April 30, 2016. Page 5. Click here for link to my blog post. “Never forget.”

“Dayenu! Look what we have!” The Jewish World. April 14, 2016. Pages 11,12. Click here for link to my blog post. “Dayanu”

“Making peace with noise: Highways, jet growl, wind chimes….and the roar of nature.”The Jewish World. March 31, 2016. Pages 7,9. Click here for link to my blog post. “The silence of the frogs.”

“Esther is made of stronger stuff than the average fairy tale princess.”The Jewish World.March 17, 2016. Page 11. Click here for link to my blog post. “Purim Princesses.”

“Continuing the search for the elusive Georgia O’Keeffee.”The Jewish World. March 3, 2016. Page 9, 11. Click here for link to my blog post.

“The joyful simcha that almost wasn’t”The Jewish World.February 18, 2016. Page 8. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Popping the question: Can one count the ways?” The Jewish World. February 4, 2016. Click here for link to my blog post. “Engaged in Engagements.

“What’s in a Name?” Marilyn Meets Marilyns Along Her Life Path… Profusion of Marilyns.” The Jewish World January 7, 2016. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Shaking Up the Familiar! New Home Means New Favorite Spots.” The Jewish World. December 10, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “Hometown tours.”

“A December Dilemma That Still Haunts 55 Years Later.” The Jewish World November 26, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “The Candle Debacle.”

“Still Seeking the”Perfect Gift.” Marilyn Reflects on Gift-Giving. The Jewish World. November 12, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP November 12, 2022]

“Let Them Eat Cake; But Understand the Commitment.”The Jewish World. October 29, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Some Things Change; Others Remain the Same: Rosh Hashanah, Working to Being a Better Person.” The Jewish World. September 3, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“My Adult Bat Mitzvah: How I Continued my Jewish Studies.”The Jewish World. August 20, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. [To be published on my blog on February 3, 2022]

“Grandma Remembers Her Schooling ‘in the Olden Days!” The Jewish World. August 6, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. To be published August 6, 2022. 

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro. “ Moving to Keeseville” The Jewish World. July 15, 2015 Page 8. Click here for link to my blog post.

“A Moving Story: Oy, the Stuff!” The Jewish World. July 9, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “The real in real estate.”

“Traveling, Traveling—Looking for Something-What Could It Be?” The Jewish World. June 18, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post.  

“Camp: A Tale of Memory and Love.” The Jewish World. May 20, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “Camping it up.”

“Advice for Parents from Expecting Grandmothers: You Know What is Best.” The Jewish World. May 7, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “Mother’s Day.”

“Exercise? Who Needs It?.” The Jewish World. April 23, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “Exercising my options.”

On the Route to a New Home for 40 Years? Next Year—Not Jerusalem. The Jewish World. March 26, 2015.  Click here for link to my blog post. “Next year in Florida.”

“Wrong-Way Shapiro Travels the World; Eventually Getting Where She Plans to Go.” The Jewish World. February 26, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. “Wrong Way Shapiro.”

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro. “Slow Getting There, Maybe: Her Prince Did Arrive!” The Jewish World. February 12, 2015.  Click here for link to my blog post. TBP February 14, 2023. “My Romance”

“Does History repeat itself? Is my life like that of my parents?” The Jewish World. January 21, 2015. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“Taking Physical and Emotional Care of Elder Parents; I Would Do It All Again.” The Jewish World. January 8, 2015.  Click here for link to my blog post. TBP on August 20, 2022.

“Marilyn Tosses Her Appliance and Makes Cookies.” The Jewish World.  December 25, 2014.  Click here for link to my blog post. “Cash Cow Cookies.”

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”Welcome to the Family Business: Providng Stores for Small Towns Upstate.” The Jewish World. November 13, 2014.  Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”Grow Old With Me! The Best Is Yet to Be.’—Marriage —1940’s Style.” The Jewish World. November 13, 2014. TBP

“It Was a Cracker Jack Summer:”The More You Eat the More You Want?” The Jewish World. October 2, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP October 30, 2022

“A Wedding Tale Filled with Love and Pain— This Too Shall Pass. The Jewish World. September 4, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. “Love sealed in (kidney) stone.”

“What Should I Wear to School?” The Jewish World. August 7, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Manna from Heaven: Vanilla Ice Cream.” The Jewish World. July 24, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Make the World Better: Here’s One Way.” The Jewish World. July 10, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post.“A Special Special Olympics Coach.”

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”The Old Camp Is Destroyed, Long Live the New Camp!” Death—and Renewal for the next generations.” The Jewish World.  May 22, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post.

“My Two Moms: How I Got Married and Got an Extra Set of Parents.” The Jewish World. May 8, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. “My Two Moms.”

“It Ain’t Like Riding a Bike: Marilyn sheds rust as a cross-country skier in Colorado.” The Jewish World. April 24, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. “Bluebird Powder Day.”

“Waiting for baby before passover bris—cutting it close.” The Jewish World. April 10. 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. “Our Passover Bris.”

“Going Home Again: The next generation takes over the old [Saratoga Springs] homestead.” The Jewish World. March 27, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. To be published October 6, 2022.

“The ‘King’ Won Her in the”Dating Game,” But Will He Call? Some enchanted evening: love at first sight…on Purim.” The Jewish World. March 13, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post.

“Teaching Kids—A Great Idea? After swastikas in the yearbook, it seemed better to teach adults.” The Jewish World. February 27, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post.To be published September 2022.

“Is there love after retirement? Re-learn ‘give-and-take and embrace those quirks!” The Jewish World. February 13, 2014.  Click here for link to my blog post.

“Never Mind the Bucket List! Just live it—Too much planning could ruin your retirement.” The Jewish World. January 30. 2104.  Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“What’s Your Resolution? The White Rabbit vows to be on time this year.” The Jewish World. January 9, 2014. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”Was It the cabbage soup? How to romance a nice girl—in 1912.” The Jewish World. December 19. 2013. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“Go Jump in the Lake! Winter plungers raise $77.000 for Special Olympics.” The Jewish World. December 5, 2013. Click here for link to my blog post.

“No. Santa did not  come down Our chimney! Playing Silent Night on my clarinet was fine, but singing the lyrics?” The Jewish World. November 21, 2013. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“The Best Gifs Ever! Pianos, music changed our lives.” The Jewish World. November 7, 2013. Click here for link to my blog post.

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”How to Make the Right Impression: Back in the ’50’s the Cohens make a faux pas, but recover their savior faire! A Halloween Memoir by the mother (A”H) of Marilyn Shapiro of Clifton Park. The Jewish World. October 27, 2013.  Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

Cohen, Frances and Marilyn Shapiro.”My Love Affair with an Old Oak Table: “What happening at the table doesn’t just stay at the table—memories and meals build family tradition.” The Jewish World. September 26, 2013. Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“My Mom the Storyteller! If you want the truth, just ask!” [Original] The Jewish World. September 12, 2013.  Click here for link to my blog post. TBP

“You Can’t Take It For Granted! Rosh Hashanah is especially sweet when you’re the lone Jewish family in a small town.” The Jewish World. August 29, 2013. Page12. Click here for link to my blog post.TBP

“There Goes My Heart! as the yellow bus takes them away.” The Jewish World. August 15, 2013. Page 12. Click here for link to my blog post.