Category Archives: Holidays

Past, Present, and Community

It took me a while to have the time to write about my personal experience with the Yiskor Service on Yom Kippur. My birth parents passed away 16 months apart.  I call them my birth parents because even though they … Continue reading

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Seniors Are People Too!

I was asked to celebrate the Seventh Day of Chanukah at a senior community several weeks ago. The Activities Director called me to find out what time I would get there to set up.  I also relayed to her what … Continue reading

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From Young To Old

Teaching from toddlers to teenagers.
Seniors
Secular education
Jewish education
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A Proud Bubie

When I was going through my journey of becoming a Jewish Educator and Cantor, my dream was that I wanted my children and grandchildren to see me on the bima. Well, not only have my children seen me on the … Continue reading

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Renewal and Rejuvination

Of course preparation for Passover is a crazy time of year as is many holidays. Yet, there is something very special about it. Yes, there is a week without bread and other foods we refrain from eating, and for many, … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues!

What an amazing few days! Model Seders, Bar Mitzvah ceremonies, services at the senior centers, and more to come! Last week at Harbor Chase, I had a wild crowd! When I told the residents it was time to clap, tap … Continue reading

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It’s A Journey

What a couple of weeks! Our grandson, Danny, had his Bar Mitzvah Ceremony February 23rd, then we went right in Purim. It was a wonderful few days with family, friends, celebration, joy, and some tears. I was very proud of … Continue reading

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From Classical to Tu b’Shvat

I keep on thinking about the first week back at school. It was wonderful, rewarding, hopeful, surprising, and more! At the South Florida Jewish Academy, I showed the students an old Tom and Jerry cartoon so they can see how … Continue reading

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From Classical to Tu b’Shvat

I keep on thinking about the first week back at school. It was wonderful, rewarding, hopeful, surprising, and more! At the South Florida Jewish Academy, I showed the students an old Tom and Jerry cartoon so they can see how … Continue reading

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Giving Is Receiving

It has been a very busy few weeks, but what’s new? There have been preparations for Chanukah shows in my schools, and Chanukah performances with my schools at different senior facilities. Of course the two that I work for, The … Continue reading

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