Month: May 2013

A Fight at a Congregational Meeting?

18 years ago, when I attended my first Annual Congregational Meeting at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, NJ, a fight almost broke out. I remember that Jonathan, the treasurer, had presented the budget to the 80 congregants who were in

Confirmation: What Some People Are Missing!

A week before Shavuot, the students in my Confirmation Class at the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA decided we did not want to participate in our Ceremony of Confirmation. Much like many of the Confirmands today, we were

Cemeteries: Responsibilities To Take Care of Family

I have never had to think much about cemeteries. When my dad died, I knew from previous conversations with him that he and my mom had plots next to my grandparents on the Jersey Shore. I used Google to help