Yes–We Are One Big Family!

This past weekend I got the opportunity to go to a different synagogue than my own. I walked in, and a young lady was handing out the prayer books. What a wonderful surprise it was when she looked up and … Read More

What You Consume You Become

I thought of this clever title, What You Consume You Become, last week, before any of this past weekend’s tragedy happened! Saturday and Sunday have been a challenging weekend for me, and my heart still aches! So full of agony … Read More

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Find A Way or Fade Away!

I was just talking to this magnificent lady the other day and it ached my heart. She shared with me the struggles she is now facing in recognizing who she is anymore. She used to be active in her profession, … Read More

Mini Meditation

מודה אני לפניך מלך חי וקים שהחזרת בי נשמתי רבה אמונתך Modah Ani L’fanecha melech Chai V’kayam She’hechezarta bi nishmati rabbah emunatecha. I would like you to close your eyes. don’t shut them strongly, simply close your eyelids. Let your mind … Read More

Shabbat Bliss

I love that time where I gather my family around the Shabbat candles, I light the candles and then together we recite the blessings. Growing up in an Orthodox household, and being female, I did not go to shul on friday … Read More

Questions for the Days of Awe

I came across this as I was preparing myself for the High Holy Days. And I loved it. So, here it is for you! Discuss it with your loved ones around the dinner table! 1) When do I feel that … Read More

Before the High Holidays

אדוני שפתי תפתח ופי יגיד תהילתך Adonai Sfatai tiftach oofee yagid tehilatecha These words are taken out of Psalm 51. “God, open up my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise.” Who said that? You may be surprised to … Read More

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The Month of Elul

אין צדיק בארץ שאף פעם לא יחטא Ein tzadik ba-aretz she’af papam lo yechtra There is no righteous person that never sinned. The month of Elul has always been a super reflective month for me. As it’s anthem, “I am … Read More

Rosh Chodesh Elul

It is Rosh Chodesh Elul! Our last month of the Jewish year. After a summer filled with outings, sun, visiting with friends, we begin thinking about getting back into our routine. If you are a teacher, you begin to plan … Read More