Pamela Lear

WRJ Voices: Balak

Pamela Lear
July 19, 2019

When a parashah contains the Torah’s (one and only) famous talking female donkey, it is sure to be interesting.

WRJ Voices: Sh'mini

Pamela Lear
March 29, 2019

What does it mean to be holy?

In modern parlance, we “do lunch” with friends, and we “have conversations” about everything from work to children, from sisterhood to cooking.

WRJ Voices: Chol ha Moed Sukkot

Pamela Lear
September 28, 2018

One of the joys of reading Torah year after year is finding the relevance and connection to our lives in new and different ways. As Rabbi Ben Bag Bag said in Pirke Avot, “Turn the Torah over and over for everything is in it.

WRJ Voices: B'haalot'cha

Pamela Lear
June 1, 2018

It’s a season of change for many in our sisterhoods ―transition from school to summer, from existing leadership to new leadership, and from a calendar full of activities to a time when we can slow down and reflect a bit.

WRJ Voices: Naso

Pamela Lear
June 2, 2017

At the beginning of each Sisterhood meeting, our women take a few moments to set an intention. It helps us focus on the personal commitment we each have to be present for each other. Kavannah is the Hebrew word for intention, and generally refers to being