Cathy's Whim - Rosh Hashanah Musings

I recently attended a very inspirational interfaith event. This is the second time my schedule permitted me to attend one of these luncheons. As luck would have it, both times they were held at Jewish institutions. Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz (who presented at the first event) and Rabbi Judy Chessin (who presented at the second event) gave beautifully engaging presentations, giving those in attendance a glimpse into Judaism. I felt very proud to be a part of our Jewish community at these events.

Cathy's Whim - Everyone Helps, Even The Children

This past weekend, I was glued to my TV, watching with deep personal interest the footage from Hurricane Irma. As a 4th generation Tampa native, it pained me to know many of my family and loved ones, who still live in the area, were at risk of experiencing the wrath of one of the most powerful hurricanes in recent history. I watched in disbelief as news footage showed a bare sea floor near the area where I once lived. The powerful storm had literally sucked the water away from the shore.

Cathy's Whim - Helping Locally, Impacting Globally

This past weekend, as I was watching my favorite show, CBS Sunday Morning, singer Debbie Harry (of Blondie) was discussing her 40+ years in the music industry. In addition to discussing her very successful career she talked about her newfound passion for saving the bees. She even named her latest album “Pollinator.” Immediately my thoughts went to our 2017 Annual Meeting, and our Robert A. Shapiro Award winners, The Levin & Michaels families.


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