Another Voice

In memory of Ha’Rav Tuvia ben Dov z”l “Hashem spoke to Moses, saying. Speak to the entire assembly of the Children of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for holy am I, Hashem, your G-d.” Experiencing holiness. What would it be like? Would we recognize its delicate and divine touch in our…

What Has Disability Done for You?

There I was. Living in downtown Brooklyn. An urbanite and proud of it. And I had a handicapped parking permit. Ostensibly, it was for driving Akiva, our youngest, who has special needs, around town – to appointments, grocery shopping at the Park Slope Food Coop, to play dates, and wherever else our adventures took us…

Giving and Receiving

Giving. End-of-year appeals. December fundraising. It’s a rite of passage if you’re a non-profit. Developing a method, telling a story, making a compelling ask to your people, your friends, those who believe in and support your mission. It’s grueling and grinding, filled with weeks of prep work, both tech and admin, writing and re-writing, until you’re…