By Shani Boone As the mother of an almost 20 year-old and almost 18 year-old son, new beginnings are apparent in our home. The boys are independent, no longer needing a parent home to “watch” them or drive them around, and this means lots of adult time for Roger and me. We are not necessarily […]
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By Izzy Winston (age 8) I love to sing, dance and perform… so, my mom told me about musical theater. I decided to give it a try. I was a little nervous about trying something new. I practiced and practiced. Soon it was time for the class recital. I got to perform in a theater. […]
By Rachel Benson Life, as a “grown-up,” often feels like I’m just running on a hamster wheel. And yes- after 24 years of officially being a grown up, the wheel seems to be going faster and faster. Alarm chimes. I wake up, much earlier than my circadian rhythm wants me to. I scramble frantically to […]
By Rita Zipnick When I was about 12 years old, we had to read a book about Helen Keller. I was so taken by what this young girl suffered through and yet, she was so happy to be alive. The class had to write an essay and/or a poem about what we read and felt. […]
Have some fun, get some exercise. No experience necessary. Led by Lisa and Todd Litman. Reservations are required. Sunday, October 2, 2022 REGISTER HERE Please meet at 8:45am at 2917 N. Weston Street, Orange 92867 RSVP by Friday, September 30 at noon.
By Caron Winston Reflect on something! But what is reflection? According to the dictionary, as a noun, it means, “The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.” But, as a verb, it means “Serious thought or consideration.” Let’s consider what we have all been through the last […]
By Risè Kirbo Vulnerable, I have my arms up over my head. My fingers are spread wide. I feel something solid under my palms. It feels soft and moist, like clay. Then my hands begin to slip and I start sliding down. I gasp and my breath catches in my throat as my fingertips desperately […]
By Karen Warren I’m going to die. I’ve known it for a long time, but I found it difficult to believe. They said it was inevitable. I laughed and ran and lived. Now, I feel it in my bones and glimpse it in the mirror. My children’s children are growing so fast, as my gait […]
My father cried when my brother Ezra told him he had enlisted in the Navy for six years and was leaving for basic training very soon. Ezra knew one of our older brothers enlisted in the Air Force after spending some time in college and realized that the sky-rocketing costs of tuition were going to […]
A few months ago, Marty Graffman challenged the Torah Study group to define a “mensch.” And, while I was listening to the group’s responses, I was thinking about how I would define “mensch.” But, everything that came to mind seemed formulaic, as if it came from a Wikipedia article. When I got home that morning, […]