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Jewish Spiritual Parenting

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How do we guide children to be spiritually balanced, emotionally whole, Jewishly connected individuals?

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Latest Blog Posts

Thanksgiving: Don’t Let Political Disruptions Ruin Your Dinner

November 21, 2023

Wisdom to ensure you don’t let political disruptions ruin your Thanksgiving dinner Read more

Kol Nidre: A Time Machine

September 28, 2023

If Kol Nidre is really an Aramaic legal formula, why do we keep singing it? Read more

When the World Seems Hopeless

September 26, 2023

How to find hope when the world feels hopeless. Read more

My Chiropracter Prepared Me for Rosh Hashana

September 23, 2023

How my chiropractor prepared me for Rosh Hashana. Read more

A Mantra for When Life is Full of Stress

September 23, 2023

How to respond when life out there is so full of stress that we often want to pull back, circle the wagons, and just take care of ourselves. Read more

They Spit on the Sefer Torah

March 6, 2023

In an act so heinous to Jews, an orthodox Jewish young woman spit on the Torah scroll. That’s what the ultra-orthodox leadership is fostering in their opposition to Women of the Wall and of progressive Judaism. Read more

Addressing the Lingering Loss of Covid-era Zoom Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students

December 29, 2022

A service to address the lingering loss for covid-era zoom Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies. Far too many became B’Mitzvah away from the synagogue, instead taking the first steps on the path to becoming an adult on Zoom. It is time for staff teams to address the lingering sense of loss. Read more

Condemning Kanye/Ye’s Antisemitism (and all the other Hatred too)

October 25, 2022

A strong statement condemning Kanye West’s (Ye) antisemitism and the hatred that it engenders. Read more

Sermon: That Time My Wife Was Spit on… In Jerusalem… By a Jew

October 7, 2022

Sermon: That Time My wife was spit on… in Jerusalem… by a Jew. AKA: Rejecting Tribalism, Embracing Discomfort Read more