Deborah Greene

Deborah Greene is a member of Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder, CO, where her husband, Rabbi Fred Greene, leads the congregation.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Is Our Communal Responsibility

Deborah Greene
September 12, 2016

Elul is upon us. The sound of the shofar reminds us that this silent epidemic must be addressed. Its cries echo those left in the depths of sorrow, feeling alone, believing that those who love them most would be better off without them. Our fear of mental illness must be replaced with a resolve to educate ourselves and others.

I Lost My Father in Mitzrayim

Deborah Greene
April 25, 2016

Passover is usually one of my favorite holidays. I love the ritual of preparing the house, the smell of the food, and the joyous atmosphere at the seder table. But this year is different. Passover began only three days after the one-year anniversary of my father’s suicide.

Somebody’s Child

Deborah Greene
February 25, 2016

If there is among you a poor man, one of your brethren…you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him, and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. 
Deuteronomy 15:7-10


Holding On and Letting Go

Deborah Greene
February 20, 2012

It is said that, “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” (Havelock Ellis) It is, to be sure, a balancing act for every parent.