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 in this Hall. Today we celebrate the mothers of Florence Crittenton. In Jewish homes, mothers are central. So much so that on Friday nights as we welcome our Sabbath, we recite a Proverb to honor them – Proverbs 31. My…

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The Beloved Community

It was an honor to reflect on the meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Beloved Community as I entered into conversation with The Reverend Chip Edens at Christ Church in…

Social Justice Readings for Your Passover Seder

Click here for printable Passover seder supplement The Four Children Who Survived Mass Shootings The student of Columbine, who witnessed the 1999 massacre in his high school asks: “How could…