September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Columns

May we, and Israel, have the blessing of good timing in 5776

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

“To everything there is a season and a purpose under heaven…” (Kohelet 3:1-8).  Like many, I usually frame my life in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, years, and decades. More...

A time of introspection allows us to look in the mirror and move forward

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

The High Holidays are upon us, a time to be appreciative of past challenges, but ready to start again with renewed hope. More...

As the JFund Campaign closes, join me in supporting our community

FEDERATION 411

The High Holidays are always a special time of year, both personally and professionally. It is a time to reflect and take stock of the year that has passed. And, it is an opportunity to look to the future. More...

Recalling a remarkable woman and the void left behind by her passing

SALLY’S WORLD

To my everlasting regret, I never managed to meet Ethel Shapiro. I had heard about her from my amazing friend—her daughter, Cantor Marlena Taenzer of Temple Beth Hillel- Beth Abraham in Carmel. More...

It’s no mystery how to support the Jewish community into the future

MONEY MATTERS

Today’s mystery: How can you give more to charity than you can currently afford?  Yes, you read that correctly— donating MORE money to help others than you may have on hand. More...