Authors Night with Host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library. Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Michelle November, MSSW, who co-authored the book, "Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness," explore spiritually nourishing approaches to help you foster essential Jewish values like gratitude, joy and honesty in your children.
I sent this text to my children, on Inauguration Day - 1/20/17
A prayer for after the Election
The clergy of Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas) share their vision of the synagogue as a sanctuary of kindness, your second home.
The Hebrew word for truth is אמת (meet). The Hebrew word for mother is אמ (em) – the first two letters of the word אמת (meet). To discover truth, we are often need only go in the right direction, the one that our mothers point us in.
In this video, Moms and Dads reflect upon the joyous, warm experience of being parents at Congregation Or Ami.
Seder Prep Tips from the Kipnes/November Seder Table. Plus readings and inserts for your Haggadah.
When pounding started on the front door, we move quickly toward the door, opening it with caution. In front of us stands “Elijah,” the prophet who one day will announce the Messianic era and the redemption of humankind.
What would make your Passover seder — or any hosted meal in your home — meaningful and memorable? Food, fun, music and meaning, play and prayer. While there is a stylized beauty to sitting around a dressed up Passover table, try setting up your seder just as you would a child’s birthday party or an arts and crafts playdate.
How does a parent survive the death of a child? Charlotte Klein, an 81-year-old wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, reflects and offers wisdom.
91-year-old Deanna came to visit me to find some comfort after her beloved husband Alvin died. Turns out, she spent more time teaching me Torat Chayim (the Torah of Life).
We must live in the world of the ordinary. But if we then open our eyes and look — really look — we can glimpse the extraordinary.
We are international! Our book, Jewish Spiritual Parenting, has its first overseas book group. The "Apples & Honey Parenting Group at Wimbledon Synagogue" in England is comprised of parents whose children attend Apples & Honey, their nursery school.
5 ways to give thanks on Thanksgiving, making it a spiritual holiday of gratitude.
What can you do in a sukkah? Choose among 70+ favorite Sukkah-Dwelling activities, courtesy of friends from the JEDLAB and Central Conference of American Rabbis Facebook groups.