As Jacksonville’s Jewish Community Grows, New Torah High School is Next Step

By Mindy Rubenstein Growing up in suburban Seminole, my parents drove my brother and me 30 minutes each way to Clearwater for Sunday School, and then also to Hebrew school each Tuesday evening as we approached Bar/Bat Mitzvah age. Anyone who knows my father understands that he hates driving and will typically avoid it at … Continue reading As Jacksonville’s Jewish Community Grows, New Torah High School is Next Step

Teach Like Your Soul’s on FIRE: A Plea from a BT Mom

A non-Jewish friend shared a reggae song with me recently, and I was moved by its lyrics and graceful passion. The lovely woman singing seemed to be on spiritual fire! As I listened carefully to the lyrics of this song, I found that, like many songs of this genre, they're usually religious. I don’t know … Continue reading Teach Like Your Soul’s on FIRE: A Plea from a BT Mom

Serving G-d with all my limitations and gifts can feel like a lonely endeavor

I sometimes feel so alone. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, I chose to take on a Torah life 11 years ago, after I was was already married for seven years and had my first two children. My husband was not in agreement in the beginning. While I had fallen in love with Judaism from an emotional … Continue reading Serving G-d with all my limitations and gifts can feel like a lonely endeavor