From the Executive Director

Looking through the window

This article is not about politics. Rather, it’s about what we experience when we watched the violence at the Capitol Building in Washington on Jan. 6 and every day we hear that there have been more COVID-19 deaths in the United States—3,500 deaths yesterday seems unimaginable. We are li…

Crying the winter blues: Dealing with SAD this winter

This month is January, when we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. How ironic that Dr. King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” What is the ultimate mea…

Curbing your anxiety around COVID-19

A few months ago, the word “Corona” was associated with a beer. Today, the mention of coronavirus or (COVID-19) produces a variety of responses from disbelief to panic and anxiety. The thought of this being a worldwide epidemic along with all the implications for the financial markets is…

Looking Back And Forward Together

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is approaching, which means that another year has passed.

Each individual has experienced either joy, sorrow, relief, avoidance, stress – or perhaps several or all of these, or even none. The way we look within ourselves is complicated and we all have d…

Reflections on Womanhood at the Women's Seder

(The following talk was given by Debbie Zoller, Executive Director of JFS at the Women’s Seder at Temple Beth El.) 

I was honored to be asked by Chelsea to speak at this beautiful Women’s Seder. I am very lucky to work with Chelsea at JFS and with a staff of all women who never cease t…