Four college buddies gather together for a guy's weekend reunion. Open hearted sharing ensues. A spoken word poem.
Reflections on holding a newborn baby
Devoted, history-holding, once-in-a-blue-moon-visiting friends are a transcendent gift from God.
Seeking to extract meaning from the shiva minyan, we held onto the stories that brightened that house of mourning.
Adin becomes a Bar Mitzvah by candlelight when the power went out. And the lessons learned were powerful.
Lessons learned while taking their last breaths. Reflections on bikkur cholim (visiting the sick) with David and Jerry. A Yom Kippur sermon.
Alzheimer's and dementia attacks the foundational values of who we are as Jews and Jewish families. We Jews consider ourselves the people of yikzor (remembrance): as long as we remember where we came from, we will have a sense of who we are and where we are going. So what happens when we can no longer remember any of that?
Our heartstrings resonated with story after story of those touched by mental illness, Alzheimer’s, homelessness, domestic violence, drugs, peer pressure, suicide, and the fear caused by terrorism. We discovered that alone we feel overwhelmed and powerless, but together we can become a source for change toward justice.
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.