By Jeanie Gruber I never dreamed it would be my Judaism that contributed to my resolving an ongoing internal negotiation – a chronic soul searching. To save my soul, I could not figure out what was a healthy amount of “self-love”, “selfishness”, “wanting”, “needing”, “giving”, ‘taking’, “buying”, “greed”. How to obtain happiness, contentment, satisfaction?!!  No […]

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ט׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 15, 2021)

Such a sweet time of year!In honor of it, we hosted an online forum about pollinators. The most important and inspiring reminder for me was that plants and insects have co-evolved together in order for nature to make reproductive systems happen. Our presenter, beekeeper Peter Frykman, reminded us that even invasive species such as Japanese […]

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י״ב בתשרי ה׳תשפ״ב (September 18, 2021)

Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world. That’s big stuff starting Monday evening! There is so much going on right now in preparation, for Rosh Hashanah, for the Labor Day long weekend, to cleanup from this latest deluge of water (so many plants knocked over and roots soaked) as well as the daily activities […]

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י״א בתשרי ה׳תשפ״ב (September 17, 2021)