we are back to weekly classes! The High Holidays are over and last week we were back to our Adult B’nai Mitzvah class on a weekly basis.  We had a nice break for a lot of the summer and the holidays and I’ve been pretty excited to be back.  During the break, some of the […]

what a month! It seriously felt like every single Jewish holiday EVER landed in September this year.  Just as I would gather thoughts for a blog entry, I would be swept away into a new frame of mind, new thoughts, and new menus.  Thus, there’s been no blogging and we go “back to school” this […]

What were my expectations for last night? Let’s point out that I have two categories to discuss: The Spiritual and The Political Logistics. Spiritually, I have been incredibly excited about Rosh Hashanah coming up.  I was really proud of myself for committing to taking Cheshbon Hanafesh seriously and actually following through. (I only chickened out […]

During this High Holy time, we are called to read Psalm 27.  I personally enjoy Psalms in general because they are simply songs of praise. Lots of Hallelujah type stuff, which is just JOYFUL if you ask me.   If you’re ever feeling really good about life (or maybe NEED to), go ahead and read […]

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how beat up I feel and it’s only Day 6! So to keep it positive, I would like to share a couple of topics that have been really moving so far.  Having guides from my Rabbi has been super helpful.  I am very easily distracted when trying to meditate, so […]

Day One.  I said I wouldn’t write for every day of Cheshbon Hanafesh but Day 1 of ANYTHING you have committed to do is going to be an intense day.  Day 1 is a day worth sharing.  Today I read to basically accept that there have been wrong doings.  That the first step in teshuvah […]

To catch you up on my actual classes I’ve had thus far in the Adult B’nai Mitzvah program, allow me to bring you up to speed. Thus far, we have met weekly for about 2 months. We then took a break for the summer & for the High Holidays. As someone who is somewhat of […]