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Beverly Sills
Opera Star

Beverly "Bubbles" Sills is a former opera star who had a singing and acting career that began during the years of World War II and lasted until her retirement in 1980. She wrote a book about her experiences, "Bubbles: An Encore." The book is out of print, but copies can be found in various used book outlets.

Beverly Sills was born Belle Silverman on May 25, 1929 to two Russian Jewish immigrants, Shirley and Morris Silverman. She was the youngest of three children growing up in Brooklyn, NY in what was then a working class neighborhood. Her mother loved singing and encouraged her daughter's desire for an opera career from an early age. In her book, Sills says, "The dream ... of my eventually becoming an opera star was mine, not my mother's. But it was she who made me believe that the impossible dream was possible." In addition to providing moral support, her mother also sewed many of her early costumes and was her personal hairdresser.

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Your Seder Input Is Wanted…

In JDCC News November/December 2001 issue #55 and January/February 2002 #56, a Community poll was printed to determine the community's input regarding to the possibility of Jewish Deaf Community Center and Temple Beth Solomon doing a Community Seder project/events.

Looking Back
To refresh our memories, here is a recap of what was said:

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