Rabbi Melissa Stollman
Rabbi Melissa Stollman is currently a major gifts officer for the Union for Reform Judaism, and is the former director of lifelong learning at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland, FL.
Prayer in the Virtual Space: Now What?
Now, as restrictions begin to lift, we are faced once again with how to conduct our worship in meaningful ways. Just because our synagogues can be open does not necessarily mean that they should be.
Two Years Later: Remembering Parkland, Continuing to Heal
Not enough time has passed for us to fully heal from what we, as the communal collective, experienced. We may be able to understand and process the grief more fully, and recognize the signs of post-traumatic stress, but it doesn’t lessen the effects of either.
How a Parkland-Area Rabbi Found Space to Heal and Reflect
My renewed strength will fuel me as I return to Parkland this week to serve my congregants and community, and for that I cannot thank Kutz enough.
After Parkland, Can We Ever Forgive?
We may never reach a full t’shuvah in our ability to forgive, but we should always strive to make the world better for future generations.