Summer Mitzvahs

It’s June and the kids will be out of school in a few days. Time to suggest simple summer mitzvahs that you can do with or without kids. Here are my top ideas for summer mitzvahs to do with kids. Collect cans and bottles from around your neighborhood and donate...

One Day Without Shoes?

Today, April 10, 2012 is officially being called “One Day Without Shoes” to raise awareness of the millions of children around the world who do not have adequate footwear and the terrible injury and disease they encounter as a result. Ironically, I debated...

Passover and Chicken Soup with Matza Balls

Passover (Pesach) celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. It begins this Friday night, April 6th and lasts for eight days. We gather together on the first two nights of the holiday for a special meal called a seder (means order) where we retell the story...

Recommended Grief Books

There are seasons of  loss and grief for each of us. In the past few months, several friends have lost parents and one has just lost a son in an accident. Processing our grief, can be tough work. Though each of us will have different needs when we are grieving, I know...

Donors Resource – Online donation tool

I  have written about Donors Resource a few times before on the blog. But it bears repeating because this model is surely one that should and I expect will be duplicated in cities across the country. Do you have items to donate but don’t  know how to find the best...

Knife Skills to Life Skills

Last night, our good friends treated us to celebratory dinner at an unusual and unique restaurant in Seattle, Washington called FareStart. According to Maimonides, a twelfth century Jewish philosopher, the highest level of giving is when we give another person some...
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