Appearing in our July 2014 Alumni Newsletter is a message from our Alumni Editor and Coordinator, Stu Rothstein '64. It is self-explanatory and reads:
"The Newsletter is going out to all people who paid their dues between 2011 and 2014. The January 31, 2015 Newsletter will be going out to all of you who paid between 2012-2014."
Stu writes further, "If you move, please notify me (email@example.com), because the postage is getting expensive. Please do not send me any payments for 2014 after October 15, 2014 and date them for 2015. If you do, I will return them."
We hope you will continue your subscription to our Newsletter and catch up with the lives of your fellow classmates after 53 years down the path to senior citizenship. Enjoy your lives!
* PROF. ASHER J. MATATHIAS *
20 Elul 5774 September 15, 2014
TURNAROUND PRESAGES BREAKTHROUGH COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION
The decidedly anti-Semitic/Zionist stance found within Greek editorial, and features pages, and audio-video media, has, from time to time been ameliorated by a healthy injection of sanity and decency from well-intentioned intellectuals and other individuals of the community still imbued with the vaunted quality of philotimo. Last year, immediately responding to yet another provocation, and with the intercession of a good friend, Kostas Terezis, I secured the pledge by the editors of one publication repeatedly guilty of anti-Jewish bias, to shortly have my lengthy rebuttal (which was promptly written and disseminated to my extensive list of private correspondents).
Then, seizing on the opportunity to have Greek media, diplomatic corps, and commercial outlets acknowledge the advent of the then New Jewish Year 5774, and, always with the encouragement of the aforementioned Kostas, who found my suggestion meritorious, I reached to assistant editor Angeliki, who in today's edition enters the following illustrated greeting, in a box, on page 18 (I include a similar recommendation to be honored more widely this year, already giving the text with the new year):
On the occasion of the Jewish New Year,
Rosh HaShana 5775
Our Newspaper, H Efimerida, National Herald, Proini,
Hellenic Times, NEO Magazine, Radio outlets
Cosmos-FM, Hellasfm.us, Aktina-FM; also Greek-American
Businesses, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek Consulate
(please include institutions I have overlooked)
extends warmest greetings to our Jewish compatriots,
neighbors, friends, associates, and readers.
May you, and your families, be blessed with a year of
good and plenty, in health and happiness, sweetness,
and always good cheer! Shana tova, veMetuka!
Imagine, the change of perception can be dramatic, as my wife, Anna, witnessed shopping in Titan Foods for pastry dough, olives, and Greek lemonade. Excitedly, instructing Dimitra at the check out, to learn the phrase Shana Tova, a good year, as she encounters Jews in the next several weeks. She looked at me incredulously, for she thought, as she put it, "you are Greek!" Overcoming her shock, she then wanted to know whether we celebrate the Greek Easter and Jewish Passover, not finding the idea incompatible!
Obviously, there is much hard labor to be applied for the Greek community to overcome centuries of prejudice, but the new tradition of inclusiveness begun by a single Greek journal last year can enhance understanding and acceptance. Let, this example be duplicated by Hellas-FM, The Greek Voice, Kalami.net, Aktina-FM, Cosmos-FM, The National Herald, the Orthodox Church, parochial schools, Greek government, and diplomats, Greek-American public officials, and organs overlooked in my current state of unmitigated glee! In executing such a project, I shall be ever-ready to cooperate and collaborate! Le Haim, to life!
IRMA SHERMAN LATINSKY
INVITATION TO TJHS LUNCHEON/REUNION
Irma Sherman Latinsky returns to Florida in November. This translates to parties, more parties, and more parties! Irma has once again ignited interest in a winter reunion/luncheon and you, our TJHS sisters and female spouses of TJHS male graduates of all graduating years are invited!
Note: This invitation will post on our Class page and as private messages or postings on many Facebook pages, not in a private mailing - because of computer issues with mass mailings. You are therefore asked to please share the details of our upcoming Florida luncheon with TJHS grads.
THEME: Winter Wonderland in Florida - For Women Only
DATE: Thursday - December 11, 2014
TIME: 1 P.M.
ADDRESS: 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL
DETAILS: Separate checks
RSVP:: by December 2 - December is Florida's busy season - we need to know in advance how many reservations you require. Plan early. Tell Irma to count you in!
CALL: Irma - 561-638-3802
ABOUT HENRY'S -"Henry’s is the winner of Boca Raton Magazine’s 2012 and 2013’s Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Restaurant and Best American Cuisine. Henry’s offers classic and contemporary comfort food in a warm and inviting setting. Henry's also offers a beautiful patio for al fresco dining during cooler months. The menu at Henry’s features the best in-season products, select cuts of meat and poultry and the freshest seafood available.
"Executive Chef, Ben Burger, offers a wide variety of menu options including Horseradish Crusted Salmon, Turkey and Mushroom Meatloaf and Coriander-Seared “Rare” Yellowfin Tuna. Henry’s also offers a large selection of gluten-free, vegetarian and low-calorie menu options."
* AL CINAMON '55 *
DRIVERS MED COURSE
A driver over 65 is likely to never drive drunk. Unfortunately, alcohol is only one drug that impairs drivers. Older drivers are the most likely to drive while under the influence of multiple medications. Drugs typically affect people differently at age 60 than at age 20. With age, people tend to gain weight and lose muscle tone, which changes the way chemicals are absorbed. An older body can also take longer to rid itself of drugs.
So if you are taking medication, should you be driving? Most likely, yes. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that it’s best to be absolutely sure before you get behind the wheel. While most medications don’t affect driving ability, some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can cause reactions that may make it unsafe to drive. These reactions may include sleepiness/drowsiness, blurred vision, dizziness, slowed movement, fainting, inability to focus or pay attention, nausea, and excitability.
Driving while on medication can also be a legal issue. State laws differ but in New York driving under the influence of certain medications (prescription and OTC products) could get you in the same kind of trouble as people caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
Knowing how your medication – or any combination of them – affects your ability to drive is clearly a safety measure involving you, your passengers, and others on the road.
Products that could make it dangerous to drive include some anti-depressants, some cold remedies and allergy products, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, pain relievers, diet pills, drugs containing stimulants such as caffeine, or codeine. It’s also important to know that you should never combine medication with alcohol, which would create a synergistic effect (a greater effect than if each were taken separately).
If you must drive, don’t stop taking your medicines unless told to do so by your doctor. Do talk to your doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects of the medicines you take.
It would also be advisable to carry a list of your medications including names and dosages, just in case of an emergency.
Please assist us in our effort to maintain a Web presence that performs in the best possible manner. I am here to present you with quality reading material, help navigate your journey through the halls of TJHS and to assist you in re-connecting with long-time friends. Your submissions and suggestions are welcomed! Please direct correspondence to TJHS1961@aol.com
MISSING GRADS - I've received hundreds of requests to locate your friends. Be assured that each request remains active until the person is found. It may take a day, a month, even a year or more, but we are working diligently to find them. Lend a hand -- alert '61 Jeffersonians in hiding to come-out-come-out-wherever-you-are!
PROFILED BUT NOT REGISTERED? - Please be advised that a profile exists for all students of TJHS 1961 including those “Missing.” If this is your first visit to our web page, please do not create a second Student File. First consult the 1961 Class Directory which is listed in alphabetical sequence by last name. It is accessible at the top of our page within the TJHS 1961 orange header.
If you are a regular visitor but have not registered, please do so by assigning your private password. Without a registered password you will not be able to gain entry to your file or edit - nor will you be unable to contact students who elect to maintain privacy - nor will you be able to post messages or become involved with many activities available to those who are. Your Password is confidential - you and the Classreport organization alone maintain such information. Assign your private password: refer to the "Sign In" box (upper right), then click "Lost Password" and, upon prompt, enter your "PW." Then click "Save."
SOCIAL LINKS (i.e. Facebook, et al.) have been added to many profiles by the respective registrants. The links you post should lead where directed. In instances where the link was not added correctly, it leads to a dead zone. Accordingly, we have deleted the invalid link and added a notation in your respective Bios. Please test your links before posting.
ABOUT YOUR PROFILE - We have completed yet another phase in updating personal biographies. Your profile now includes the Honor Societies, Service Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) you performed for our Alma Mater. Learn more about your role and those of the young adults with whom you forged friendships in high school because of your services to our school. Check out biographies on Classreport.
PRACTICING EMAIL COURTESY - When you forward e-mail received from others, please delete the forwarding history, which includes the e-mail addresses of EVERYONE listed. It is a courtesy to others who may not wish to have their e-mail addresses sent throughout the Internet. Erasing the history helps prevent spammers from mining addresses, computer fraud, identity theft and viruses. Always use the "BCC" feature when sending e-mail.
Conversely, when preparing e-mail which originates with you, so as to maintain the privacy of those to whom your communication is forwarded, it is necessary that you "BCC" everyone rather than publish private contact information for all to see. "BCC" is a standard feature and represents "Blind Carbon Copy." The feature is an option in email preparation. Please use it.
THE CLASS OF '61 has officially entered the world of TECHNOLOGY . Reunion invitations will be available to you on this web page and via e-mail. If you have not provided us with your e-mail address, kindly add it to your Classreport profile. Now is also the time to update your profile and correct all outdated data. It is your decision whether to go private or public with this information so that others may reach out to you; however, be assured that if you wish privacy, your email address will not be viewable to anyone but the Office; plus, my outgoing e-mails are always distributed as "blind copies." When someone requests your e-mail address, it is my policy to drop you a note requesting permission to share.
Note: Our presence on Classreport will continue strong, as will the continuation of the TJHS Alumni Association and the TJHS Alumni Newsletter. Our newsletter is brought to you by Al Solomon '49, Alumni President; Stu Rothstein'64, Editor and Coordinator; and literary contributions from Alumni members. Tell us of your news ... write your Class Administrator!