We hope these stories in our campaign, L'dor V'dor: From Generation to Generation, demonstrate your impact.
This Mother’s Day will be even more significant to me this year. My mother, Maxine Rogo, was the parent who impacted my Jewish journey to WRJ.
“And the land shall not be sold irreversibly, for Mine is the land, for you are sojourning settlers with Me.” [Lev. 25:23]
The Book of Leviticus concludes with Parashah B'har-B’chukotai.
Growing up, I was a “daddy’s girl.” My father and I were remarkably similar, and we spent quality time together pursuing common interests. My relationship with my mother was fine, but we did not bond over a common interest (unless you count my interest in
From the time I was a little girl, I knew the importance of sisterhood groups.
When I was 14, I won a $50 scholarship from my temple sisterhood (Temple Beth Israel in San Diego, CA) to go to Camp Saratoga. We were told it was the camp for loving Judaism. It was at camp where I developed a passion for Judaism.
My mother of blessed memory, Ruth Novak, grew up in a secular household. When my grandparents attended shul, they went to the local Orthodox congregation. Being female, Mom was not offered a formal religious education or encouraged to attend services.
As we approach Mother's Day, and perhaps reconnect in person for the first time in a year, we are reminded of the importance of generations coming together.
Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) is of special significance to me this year since it was my twin daughters’ b’not mitzvah parashah 20 years ago this week. I also realized that as I approached my 65th birthday in June, this is the fifth anniversary (times