Jaimie Green (she/her) serves as the assistant director of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Audacious Hospitality team. Jaimie currently lives in Jersey City, NJ and enjoys talking about the tv shows she’s currently watching, wandering around the city, and making homemade chicken soup.
As we head into the holiday season, I am acutely aware of how much different this year is going to be than previous ones. I will be celebrating without my mom for the first time. My mother died in January 2021, and I'm still dealing with the unexpected waves of grief that wash over me, sometimes out of nowhere. As I head into this first winter holiday season without her, I'm not quite sure I know what to expect, other than everything is going to be very different.