There are so many things I can be thankful for at this point in my life. I have a wonderful family who has stayed together and accepts me for who I am. I have a congregation that is there for me in big and small ways. I have a good job. I have a nice … Continue reading Forgiven Much -> Love Much by Catherine Currier
You may have heard the saying, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." What may seem daunting and far off will never come any closer to being a reality unless you do something to make it happen. Just six months ago, Neshama was an idea, a maybe, a what if. It … Continue reading A Big Announcement!
Good morning, my dear, sweet sisters. I want to start by saying that I am so grateful to be in these times and seasons with you all. The fall is quickly approaching, although you wouldn’t know it here in Skokie, IL. It's unusually warm this week. I find myself longingly looking at my sweaters and … Continue reading In the Chaos by Hannah Zaretsky
Our journey through Psalm 27 ends with this charge - to wait for the Lord - followed by a plea to endure and not become disheartened. These are some of the most encouraging and convicting words in the Bible. Even as God is telling us to be strong and take heart, he reminds us that … Continue reading Psalm 27
“Simchat Torah....Wow, another holiday? Didn’t we just finish the two main ones? Plus, we ate a few meals in our sukkah. We are doing pretty good on the holiday scale – right?” Okay, similar thoughts have probably entered our minds once or twice (or maybe more). During the fall, we practically take up residence at … Continue reading The Torah is Kind of a Big Deal by Hannah Mann
Every year I take great pleasure in creating a beautiful display of gourds, flowers, fruits, and vegetables for our sukkah at Simchat Yisrael in West Haven, Connecticut. We are blessed to have an enclosed backyard in a mostly non-residential neighborhood, so we are able to gather on erev Sukkot under a full moon to share … Continue reading Out of My Gourd by Merryl Eaton