A recent article in The New York Times Magazine entitled “Group Study” reveals, based on research at Google, that human connections, empathy, and sensitivity are invaluable in professional environments. The article notes that in today’s work world, as “commerce becomes increas … [Read more...] about Lessons from Purim – A Model for Creating Impactful Teams
The soul of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur liturgy is the netaneh tokef prayer, when we come face to face with the reality that we have so very little control in life. Who shall live, and who shall die? Who will become wealthy, and who poor? Who by fire and who by water? Who in his … [Read more...] about Shaping Our Future
Portals to Jewish Life: The Snowy Chimney & The Open Door A Tale of Two Batei Midrash By Maya Bernstein Once upon a time, in a cold land, far away, there lived a poor man who earned but a “trepik” a day. He kept half of his earnings for himself and his family, and the oth … [Read more...] about Portals to Jewish Life: The Snowy Chimney & The Open Door
By Maya Bernstein Matzah is a pretty big deal on Passover. In fact, so much of this holiday is focused getting rid of chametz and making space for the matzah to reign for a week. I loved cleaning for Passover even as a child. My favorite part was going through the coat closet, … [Read more...] about Bring on the Matzah
Purim is a reminder that we must live in the complexity of conflicting narratives. By Maya Bernstein Rabbi Yitz Greenberg spoke recently at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. His topic was: Jewish Life in America - Past, Present, and Future. He opened by saying - “with … [Read more...] about Venahafoch Hu – Need We Re-Write the Narrative?