One of these days I’m going to have time to blog again. Tomorrow is the first day of school, and I’ve hardly had a moment to breathe, much less parent, so I’m posting a piece I wrote about Rosh Hashanah. Only it’s really about my daughter’s birthday…. written for The PJ Library August e-newsletter One…

This year, against my better judgement, I’ve agreed to lead the tot Rosh Hashanah services (up to age six) at our synagogue. Gratned, I’ve agreed to do them in other years, but this year I was really, really, going to say no. Really. But then our synagogue hired a new education director, who moved this…

Move over, Wilbur. Step to the side, Freddy. Make room for a new pig on the bookshelf – Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher, a new children’s book by my friend Laurel Snyder. And yes, it’s about a pig. Who wants to be kosher. But really, it’s about what’s at the heart of Judaism – what matters,…

This past Friday I attended a memorial Mass for my college roommate’s nine year old son, who lost his courageous battle with cancer earlier in the week. I suppose there is no more faith-shaking event than the loss of a child. I thought the priest did an exceptionally good job of speaking words of comfort…

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ameltzer

I'm a mother of two girls, raised in suburban Baltimore, and transplanted to a small New England town. I teach, write, and try to create a vibrant Jewish home for my family while spending very little time in synagogue. I guess you could say we're home-shuling.

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