Remember when I said I was going to blog about my journey to Bat Mizvah? Remember when I would blog through all my Elul mediations, highs and lows? Well, it’s near the end of Elul already so  I’m here to tell you that between the Bat Mitzvah journey, a career change, divorce, leadership training, births, […]

It’s about time I share it! Never has my voice been so shaky or my nerves been so rattled while speaking to other people!! I knew I was nervous about sharing my deep thoughts, about how LONG my statement seemed to be, and about others’ reactions but my voice SHOOK.  I am a pretty social […]

I know I’ve been very quiet. this does not mean i haven’t been super busy, but it does mean I missed a few classes.  I returned last week and tonight got heavy… I’ve mentioned that class has been taking time to study theology.  We’ve been reading the Gillman book and breaking into Chavruta partners.  I’ve […]

I heard an interesting concept recently where Jews were referred to as “G-d Wrestlers”.  Those that wrestle with G-d.  We struggle, we question, we doubt, we lose faith, we come back, we return, we read and read, we analyze and read some more.  In last week’s Torah portion we see Jacob wrestle with an “angel” […]

It’s official! Last week we found out the actual date for our B’nai Mitzvah! April 25, 2015 This just made it so real.  It’s actually going to happen.  I will add a countdown meter to the blog just freak myself out even more. Classes last week got really interesting.  Our Rabbi has joined us for a […]

So the class we joined the past few of weeks was called The Fuzzy Boundaries of Jewishness:  Ancient and Modern The class discusses the boundaries of Jewish identity and how it traces back to Antiquity and how it is still an issue today.  Hence, “Ancient and Modern”.  During the first week, I was fascinated by […]

So I DO have a half written post about Class in my “Drafts” and I will do my best to finish it tonight; BUT there’s something on my mind I’d really love to start a discussion about because I haven’t been able to shake it all day. I often think about the boundaries that exist […]