I am a proud past Sisterhood President and past WRJ North American Board member.
Spring Mother's Day Campaign 2021
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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
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.