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Posted on March 22, 2020

The Loss of Ritual

Happy Birthday! One of my dear friends turned 50 yesterday but she’s in self-isolation. Normally we don’t make a big deal out of birthdays but now that we can’t celebrate, we feel its loss. The whole world has all of a sudden realized the importance of ritual. When the story of CoronaVirus is eventually written, Continue Reading »

Posted on March 17, 2020

I Want to Be A Radio Star

When I was a girl my parents used to go to sleep very early, often their lights were out by 9pm. Truth is they still go to bed at that time but it doesn’t ruin my social life the way it did when I was a girl and a teenager. We also were not allowed Continue Reading »

Posted on May 7, 2018

A Year in Song

A Year in Song Last spring the Senior Staff went to the Zaiman Educational Alliance committee with a request for funding to enhance the musical offerings at the congregation and schools. Each had multiple needs united with a vision of bringing more song into our hallways, our prayer services and our classrooms. Over the course Continue Reading »

Posted on August 24, 2017

This Is How You Should Bless Your Children

Two years ago Rabbi Richard Camras invited me to his congregation in West Hills, California to do a Scholar-in-Residence weekend. There are two memories from that experience that I want to share with you. First of all, he was the same rabbi and mentsch that he was when he served our synagogue 18 years ago. Continue Reading »

Posted on January 29, 2014

Masks are Just for Purim

I was honored to be invited to write in the Rabbi’s Corner for JQ Baltimore’s monthly newsletter. Co-chaired by KSDS parent Neely Snyder and former RRS teacher Mindy Dickler, JQ Baltimore seeks to develop Jewish Baltimore as a welcoming and inclusive community for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) individuals, families and allies. In addition Continue Reading »