Who came to our mikvah last month?

A woman who drove for two hours in each direction just to come to the mikvah. A mom of a bride. She'd last gone to the mikvah when she...

Vulnerable and Courageous!

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. - Brene...

3 Habits to Happiness

Practical ideas from Dr. Pelcovitz’s talk at Great Park 1) Take a few minutes once a day to relish something that you usually hurry...

Where are the cards?

The inmates were playing cards, an activity strictly forbidden in prison. The guards were told of the game and came to inspect the cell,...

SABC Simcha Episode on our Mikvah

SABC Simcha producers recently visited our mikvah and interviewed Rabbi Hazdan and Goldie Simpson about our Great Park mikvah. Watch from...

A note to my kids on leadership

Dear Y, Y and Z, We often repeat the stories about the beginnings of our nation when we left Egypt and journeyed towards the...

The Chev on Stress Management

BY Darrin Wohlberg Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever-increasing demands of life… The brain is hard-wired...

Intimacy: Where Heaven Meets Earth

The Holy of Holies is the place where heaven meets earth. It is where the Divine Presence shines unconcealed. This is the place where we...

Giving Birth

“Birth is about radical, creative, life-affirming change. It is about adaptation on a nearly unbelievable scale…We go from dark to light,...

This month’s sign of the zodiac

Firstly: Do Jews believe in star signs? According to the astrological chart, the month in which you are born indicates a hidden strength...

Feminists: A call to action

“It is not that long ago that life as a woman was altogether different,” my Aunt Bronya tells me as she stirs me, to my delight, into a...

The Mikvah Attendant

I don’t know why, but the idea of the mikvah attendant worried me. Immersing in a warm spa-like mikvah sounded great. Learning about and...

What kind of money manager are you?

What kind of money manager are you? How to financially empower yourself Good money managers: Pay themselves first i.e. 10%-15% of their...