Inspiration for the 2020 Graduates: Life is What We Make It

Inspiration for the 2020 Graduates: Life is What We Make It

 Life is what we make it. Class of 2020 Publisher’s note: I met Enock Makasi on March 24, 2016 when he was flying from Los Angeles, California to Salt Lake City on his way to his new home in Idaho and he was 15 years old. He had already flown from Uganda to Amsterdam and then California. He … Continued

Dalton Graduation 2019

“Go Forth Unafraid!” Failure is Part of the Process

Congratulations to my nephew who graduated from Dalton School this summer! I asked Richard Wolffe if I could share his remarks to the graduating class of 2019:   Dalton Graduation Commencement Speaker at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on  June 10, 2019 “Thank you Jim for those very kind words and for … Continued

Los Angeles: Send Forth Graduates and Stories

From Rabbi Joshua Knobel: “Send forth…So begins this week’s parasha, shelach-lecha, in which God commands the Israelites to send emissaries to investigate the land. When the spies return with reports burdened by fears, they create a panic among the Israelites, who are condemned to remain in the wilderness after wondering, yet again, why they had … Continued

Lisa Niver Penn 2014 graduation

Celebrate Philly Style: Bank and Bourbon

Last year at this time I was planning to go to Penn reunion. My college roommate and I participated in the parade, the graduation and had an incredible lunch and lesson at Bank and Bourbon at Loews Philadelphia. If you are wondering where to celebrate in style, this is the place! Video: Bank and Bourbon … Continued

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