Tag Archives: journey

Remember me?

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, […]

Personal Theology Statement

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 […]

the deep and the heavy

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 […]

God Wrestlers

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 […]

Not Kosher Enough

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 […]

ELUL 5 – Keep on Meditating!!

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 […]