As we were going through my father’s papers a few days after he died, my brother, sister and I found a sealed letter he’d written and left for us in the top drawer of his desk. Being a rabbi, my father was wise and had a way with words. But more than that, he was warm and had a terrific sense of humor. The letter he wrote captured all this, with every word wrapped in love. His heartfelt message helped me move through my initial grief and I continue to re-read his letter when I need encouragement or want to hear his voice. Such a gift!
This laid the groundwork for Familial.
What excites me most is offering people a meaningful experience, one that they wouldn’t typically get in everyday life. That thread of satisfaction continues with Familial. Years of teaching and facilitating group projects and workshops gave me the skills to provide people both the space and structure to effectively do their work in a way that’s engaging and enriching.
I earned a B.A. in political science at the University of Vermont and a Masters of Education in history at Hunter College in NYC. My professional and life highlights have been as a history teacher and Vice Principal at Brooklyn Friends School, a yoga instructor, mother, synagogue board member and yes, a rabbi’s kid.
I live in Oakland, California with my husband, daughter and son and my mother who moved from the east coast to live near us.