Eric Schwartz

Author Enters Debate Over Jews and I.Q.

The Rev. William Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M., has more than just the standard priest’s cross hanging from his neck. After a genetic test showed that some of his ancestors from Spain were Jewish, he took to wearing a Star of David, as well.

Tay-Sachs Association Turns 50

When it was founded in 1957, the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association was no more than a group of New York parents who had dedicated themselves to ending Tay-Sachs and the genetic diseases related to it. Tay-Sachs may still be around, but at the NTSAD’s 50th anniversary gala in October, the group will have much to celebrate.

‘Front-Loading’ Campaign Offers a Novel Model for Fundraising

An innovative form of fundraising for Jewish day schools in Chicago has met with great success, and may become a model for future fundraising efforts across the country.

Super Mensch

Look! Up in the sky! It’s Noah’s dove! It’s an El Al flight! No, it’s Mr. Mitzvah, who, in his secret identity as 51-year-old recording artist and philanthropist Sir Ivan (aka Ivan Wilzig), has joined 10 other would-be superheroes for the second season of the Sci Fi Channel’s “Who Wants To Be a Superhero?” As Mr. Mitzvah, Sir Ivan will compete for the chance to appear in a comic created by Stan Lee, and to have his character made into an action figure by Shocker Toys.