George Altshuler

George Altshuler joined WJW as a staff writer in September 2016. He previously worked for J – The Jewish News of Northern California and as a teacher in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, he lived in Haiti for six months in 2013, where he taught journalism. He has freelanced for the… Read More

The fountain of brew Henry Benesch wanted to help around the brewery. Now they can’t do without him.

BALTIMORE — At 97, Henry Benesch may very well be the oldest brewery worker in the country. At least that’s what his son, Jerry Benesch, said he believes during a visit to the nearly 5-year-old Union Craft Brewery here, co-founded by Henry’s grandson, Adam. Benesch, whom everyone at the brewery lovingly refers to as Zayde,… Read More

GMU student remembered after death in Israel

Friends and family this week fondly remembered Matthew Brian Shor, 22, a rising senior at George Mason University. He died suddenly on May 18 during an educational and cultural trip to Israel, according to an obituary on the website of Adams-Green Funeral Home. A memorial service for Shor was held Monday at Northern Virginia Hebrew… Read More

If Israel had done that

If you ever wonder whether or not the international community applies an unfair double standard to Israel, all you need do is play a little game that I call “If Israel had done that.” It’s easy. Just glance at what’s in the news, on any given day, concerning what Palestinian leaders are doing. And then… Read More

Letters, Jan. 6, 2016

Accept the show for what it is I was disappointed with the very negative review of Stars of David (“Stars of David is such a disappointment from Theater J,” WJW, Dec. 31). After reading it I thought of the Seinfeld episode where the converted Jew Tim Watley tells Jerry Seinfeld that it’s our humor that… Read More