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He stands at the table. He looks sad, despondent. And my heart aches. As tumbling emotions combine with a reopening of wounds, my eyes fill with tears. The Shabbat candles flicker, while casting a warm, peaceful glow on my family’s faces. And there he stands, now pointing to the challah. You see, challah is Chaim Boruch’s favorite food […]

I haven’t been able to write for a while. I’m not sure I could say the reason for my absence has been “writers’ block,” but I could possibly describe it as a “heart block.” You see, I tripped in my home and broke my ankle in three places. Yes, three. Even the doctor called me […]

I’m not sure what really happened. I mean, I was on vacation with our family, relaxed and calm, enjoying a week by the sand and water, in a beautiful private home on Lake Tahoe. So serene, so soothing, just our family and the sound of the ripples of water. Chaim Boruch has been having more […]

It’s almost like a thick fog rolling in, yet this time it’s covering my heart, the sunlight from within. The fog is misty, white and gray . . . and I notice my vision is blurred with tears. I’m trying to hold tight, as the wind picks up, the breeze of life that can storm my heavens. It’s […]

The sunshine streams through my large floor-to-ceiling windows. I am enjoying a cup of tea and a quiet moment when my baby is sleeping and all is peaceful in my heart and home. I deeply appreciate these minutes of solitude. My mind is quiet and I pause, thanking G‑d for this point in time, when everything feels […]

Note: In raising a special child, I’ve met some of the most supportive, caring and sensitive people. People who understand what it can be like to face daily challenges. However, every once in a while, I come face to face with the opposite. Recently, I was saddened by a lack of understanding that I experienced. […]