This I Believe: "Children are Like Flowers"

Shana Aucsmith
June 5, 2012

I grew up watching "Leave It to Beaver," and was always a little jealous that my family wasn't so perfect. When I got older, I realized the days of the Cleaver family were long past - if they ever were.

"Men Can Be Rabbis?!"

Jesse Paikin
May 1, 2012

“Who’s that guy?” I asked my mom.

“He’s the rabbi,” she answered. I stared up at my mom, with a blank gaze on my face.

When I was eight years old, my family joined a synagogue for the first time.

Even before then, we always had a fairly strong sense of Jewish...

More Questions than Answers

Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l
April 25, 2012

On the first Sunday of the first day of religious school, I challenge my seventh grade students: How do you have a conversation with God in the 21st century? Do you have a conversation at all? How do you come to God when life is good?

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.