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Modern style silver Jewish star on a chain with dark blue/black background

When I look into my soul – that of a proud black Jewish woman – and I realize the journey I have taken with my beautiful multiracial Jewish family, I am humbled.

Challah with blue strands of "water" flowing from it.

What began as a one-time experiment to shape a challah to reflect the Torah portion about Noah has grown into a two-year project of creating thematic challot.

Map of Iran on an old-fashioned globe

Several months after the Iran hostage crisis began in 1979, I participated with other clergy in a humanitarian mission to visit the captives. 

Erlanger family

At 10, Jeff Erlanger appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his wheelchair. I recently asked Jeff’s parents about how they raised such a competent and loving son.