From the Executive Director

A Tribute to My Dad

As I write this article, all I can really think about right now is that I lost my dad last week. It’s hard for me to accept even though I know it’s real. He lived a great life: a rabbi of a congregation for 42 years, a husband to my mother for 67 years and a man who cruised around the wo…

Volunteering Transforms Lives

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.  -Author Unknown

The High Holy Days have come to an end for the year and the Pope has been to Philadelphia. Organizations are continuously challen…

Be Mindful of the Present this New Year

The Jewish New Year brings back many memories: a beautiful tablecloth, buying a new hat, the aroma of honey cake, kugels, and brisket, round challah and most of all the special people we shared the holidays with who are no longer with us.  

As we travel through time and we age, these memor…

A Warm Welcome

I love change, but it’s never easy. Change can re-vitalize you and give you a new perspective, but it can also cause great anxiety. This summer, my parents are moving to Manhattan from their home of 57 years in Westchester County. They are really excited about the move and they have a grea…

Turn, Turn, Turn...

One of my favorite songs is the Byrds classic “Turn! Turn! Turn!” which takes its lyrics from the book of Ecclesiastes and tells the listener that “to everything there is a season.” This song is especially appropriate in June when Jewish organizations elect more members to their boar…