Elsewhere: Why neighborhoods ‘change,’ the evolving shul, dating and waiting

Why neighborhoods ‘change’: Like other white sections of American cities in the postwar years, Jewish ones benefited from housing and lending policies that put African-Americans at a disadvantage, Lila Corwin writes. (Sh’ma)

The evolving shul: Synagogue 3000 co-founder Ron Wolfson reflects on how synagogues have changed in the past 20 years — and what’s still needed. (Reform Judaism Magazine)

Dating and waiting: Bruce Friedman writes about his experience with JDate, and his fluctuating romantic prospects. (Canadian Jewish News)

Unearthing O’Connor’s roots: A recent interest in genealogy led the sister of the late Cardinal John O’Connor to discover not only that their maternal grandfather was a rabbi but to find other details about their Jewish ancestry. (N.Y. Times)

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