Welcome to my blog!

Hello, and welcome to my Blog!

I am so glad you are here.  In these pages I will share Mom’s recipes, sites and articles I love, helpful or funny ideas about holidays and music, my thoughts and writings and most important, your ideas and questions.

There is so much for us to talk about and share.  In this first  post  though, I want to tell you about my work and introduce a new idea.

As a cantor, I share my joy in music by singing for religious services, officiating for weddings, funerals and many other synagogue events.  Teaching, counseling, support and empowerment are also involved in my work.  This is especially true when I assist people of all ages at times of joy, sorrow, decision and transition.

I realized that many important moments in life go unmarked; I believe that all of life’s milestones should be acknowledged.   I was inspired to offer a new, not necessarily religious and intensely personal way to anchor these moments for individuals, families and groups of friends or colleagues.  I call this “New Ceremonies and Rituals.”   I create individualized and unique ceremonies and rituals for all faiths that significantly mark life changes that are simply taken for granted.  These neglected moments of transition carry an emotional charge that cause letdown after a wonderful accomplishment or depression after an unwanted transition.

Imagine how a ceremony of support and reassurance would empower you when beginning or ending a significant position or relationship.  Imagine how a warm ceremony of compassion would comfort an older person leaving a beloved home for an assisted living facility.  All of life’s transitions and accomplishments can be enhanced by a unique ceremony.

So let’s talk.  Ask me how I do it.  Share an experience or ask about rituals.  I look forward to hearing from you.



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