Becoming a Southern Jew

August 5th marked twenty years since I arrived in Charlotte. By sheer coincidence, I spent my twentieth anniversary of becoming a Southerner immersed in an intensive week-long graduate course on Southern Jewry. I spent seven days learning from scholars in Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Savannah about the ways in which Southern Jews were critical to the development of our country from Colonial times forward.  Though it took me many years to…

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Mastering the Art of Loving our Neighbor

I am honored to be a TEDx Charlotte finalist. If all goes well, I’ll get to be on stage on October 12, 2018 at the Dale Halton Theater in Overcash…

Being a parent is not easy

[This talk was given on May 15, 2018 for the Florence Crittenton Services Luncheon.] This past Sunday was Mother’s Day.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are mothers…