Spoken word poetry about seeing Dad in the mirror, and seeing dad within me.
A spoken word poem about a rabbi who realizes that after all the pastoral support for people whose loved ones have died, he never really knew what it felt like. Until his own father died.
How might synagogues and Jewish communities respond to the needs of teens to express their inner turmoil and to learn new techniques for managing stress and emotional exhaustion?
How does a Rabbi deal with the trauma of a fire and some shootings? Here's another peek into the journey.
When circumstances out of our control - like fires or other disasters - affect our ability to hold our Thanksgiving rituals in our usual way, we can become distraught. When life intervenes – like fires destroying homes or forcing a loved one to be absent – what happens to the ritual? By Sally Weber MSW and Rabbi Paul Kipnes
2 stories and a blessing for the new year. How will you make the next 365 days matter?
It is time for us to lift the veil of silence around mental illness, talking about it and our mental health journeys. Especially in the Jewish community.
A mother speaks about her appreciation that the Congregation Or Ami and its rabbis offered deep support for their daughter on her battle with depression.
The mother died four days after her daughter became Bat Mitzvah. And then I had it out with God.
Embracing complexity and nuance: Talking to your family friends whose opinions you hate.
Devoted, history-holding, once-in-a-blue-moon-visiting friends are a transcendent gift from God.
A prayer for after the Election
Torah commentary on Nitzavim: Why did the people have to stand up so long?
The clergy of Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas) share their vision of the synagogue as a sanctuary of kindness, your second home.
A Prayer for during a Fire: Our God and God of our fathers and mothers, as the flames burn, wreaking havoc upon our homes, our hills, our fire fighters, our sense of security, we turn to You for comfort and support.