I was in this place and I did not know it
In order to get to the High and the Holy of these days, you gotta do some work. The good news is, it is the most rewarding work. It brings joy, ease, release, renewal, calm, and connection.
How to go High and Holy? [...]
The Power of Seven Simple Questions
Rosh Hashana is almost here once again! Do you remember where you were, or more importantly, who you were at this time last year?
It’s our first week back to school and I have been doing Rosh Hashana 5775 Interviews with my young students (kindergarten through 7th graders) [...]
Are you a fly by the seat of your pants type or a carefully organized multi tasking calendar keeper?
I work meticulously to keep track of my time with multi colored calendars for this and that on my phone and computer along with a number of time management tools and reminders. I do this so that [...]
Happy birthday to the world, Happy birthday to you! What sweet honey of a birthday gift can you give yourself this year?
1. I had a mentor who used to say, "Be sweet." This year on Rosh Hashanah, take the "Have a Sweet New Year" symbolism literally and find ways to bring kindness and gentleness [...]
Put the Fire Out!
Once there was a man who sold buttons. He went from town to town talking to people and selling buttons. This man’s name was Moishe, and he loved to travel. He liked selling his buttons, but most of all he loved learning things like how different people said hello [...]
There are so many wonderful things you and your children can do to prepare for the High Holidays. All of these activities help to better understand the themes, learn Hebrew vocabulary, and become more familiar with the symbols. Please take this opportunity to send in more activities as well as photographs of your children in [...]
Color in this Happy Birthday card for the world!
The Shepherd and His
There is a story told of a young shepherd who on Rosh Hashana came to his synagogue to pray. But he could not pray. For he had not learned to read the words that skipped across the pages of his books and prayers. He sat quietly, listening to words that "climbed in [...]
Pebbles From the Heart
Reuben Kaplan was a talker. At breakfast he told the stories of his dreams from the night before always adding a thick layer of interpretation. On the way to school he told the same stories to his neighbor Sam but this time they seemed a little more detailed, a little bigger. While [...]
Color in the apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah.