Why We Need Leaders!

Leaders lead! Leaders have a vision for the future. They have a vision for what could be and they are excellent at communicating this vision to people around them! We can tell an organization or society that has good leadership versus one that doesn’t have good leadership. I posted recently on Facebook about the current […]

Make the Most of the Concluding Days of This Holiday Season

I can’t believe we are now in the month of October. The time is flying by! We are almost at the end of celebrating the holidays for the Hebrew month of Tishrei. The last days of Sukkot consist of Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah. Hashem begins to judge each individual on Rosh Hashanah […]

Faith During Times of Insecurity

I am grateful to be able to be home with my children. With the ever changing world, I feel that they will be better prepared to adapt as a result of the skills that they’re learning while being home under my guidance. That said, there are times when I feel like I’m not doing enough. […]

Elul: A Month of Introspection

Last week we began a new Hebrew month, the month of Elul. This month is extra special to me because the Hebrew date of my my husband and my anniversary is on Rosh Chodesh (the first day of the month). Elul is the last month During the month of Elul, we reflect on the past […]

Education In A World That Is Constantly Changing

Recently, I watched the movie The Help. The movie is centered around women of color who work as maids for white families. It baffles my mind that people of color weren’t considered on the same level as white people, yet they took care of their children, essentially educating their children. One of the story lines […]

Pandemic School

There is so much uncertainty going on right now especially regarding schools. I have many colleagues who teach in both private and public schools. I have heard so many things about the upcoming school year. For example: “our enrollment is down 70% from last year,” “our school year begins at the end of August and […]

Coming Together As A Community

Back in the early 1990’s there was a business conference which featured Michael Dell as one of the speakers. He spoke about how the internet would totally change the way we do things. Boy was he right! He mentioned that businesses need three things to succeed: content, commerce, and community. He mentioned that community was […]

Who Can Be A Leader?

Parashat Noach begins with an introduction of Noach (Noah) and states that he was a righteous man, blameless in his age and walked with Hashem. אֵ֚לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֣ת נֹ֔חַ נֹ֗חַ אִ֥ישׁ צַדִּ֛יק תָּמִ֥ים הָיָ֖ה בְּדֹֽרֹתָ֑יו אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֖ים הִֽתְהַלֶּךְ־נֹֽחַ׃ (Bereishit 6:9) Our sages explain that Noach and his descendents were to be a positive influence among their fellows […]

Bereishit: Relationships 101

The Hebrew month of Tishrei is very busy for the Jewish community. We reflect on the things that we have done in the past year and focus on what we can change. We involve ourselves in Mitzvot (commandments). In addition, we must ask forgiveness from others that we may have hurt. We begin with Rosh […]

The Education Revolution

My background is in education. I’ve taught in many Hebrew schools and Jewish day schools over the years. I also come from a family of educators. Both my parents were educators and my grandfather was a Rabbi and educated many people during his lifetime. Since my children were born, I’ve been contemplating the best way […]