“Live in the moment.” Seems simple, doesn’t it? Yet sometimes living in the moment feels as challenging as riding a wild stallion. We try and try, but it just keeps bucking us off and getting away. As human beings, we are gifted with the ability to recall our past and anticipate our future. We can [...]
The modern world is complex, challenging, and at times, a seemingly downright cold place. It is as if we are just a single droplet amongst a torrential downpour, unsure of where we’ll land or if our impact will be noticed. And as human beings, we are constantly seeking meaning, answers and a way to define [...]
Candles glimmer on the table and challah passes from hand to hand, the loaf dwindles and smiles grow, as the year of 5771 fades away and the new year brightens in our midst. I look back on a year that was truly sweet and full of blessing. In a time when so many face uncertainty [...]
Andy Cook, 24, has a longstanding interest in religion, spirituality, and civic engagement. Growing up in the Conservative Jewish tradition, Andy learned from an early age the importance of asking questions, knowing why one believes what they do, and placing importance on the work of improving our world.