My Mother was the Center of our Jewish Universe

My Mother was the Center of our Jewish Universe

by Drew Steinberg Jewish values and the importance of family are engrained in me because of my mom. Because of her, we celebrated Shabbat every Friday night as our family of four, at a minimum, while I was growing up. High Holiday meals and Passover seders had full tables of extended family (blood relatives and friends … Continued

This is Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School

This is Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School: Wise CYE and Leo Baeck Are Reinventing Jewish Education On Sunday May 1, 2022, families at Stephen Wise Temple’s Center for Youth Engagement (CYE) celebrated an academic year unlike any other in the temple’s 58-year history, one which marked a re-imagining of Jewish education for children attending secular … Continued

Installation of Senior Cantor Emma Lutz

Installation of Senior Cantor, Emma LutzFriday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. | In-person and Online Since joining Stephen Wise Temple & Schools in 2016, Cantor Emma Lutz has made a significant mark on the Wise community. She has guided our Wise School students, mentored our youth, shared moments of joy and sorrow with our families, and brought beautiful, … Continued

Aspire Higher Especially during the COVID coaster

By Ken Lindner, author of Aspire Higher The choices that you make can profoundly change your life! The state of your life, your feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, your self-image and your confidence that you can truly effect positive change in your life are direct reflections of the positive and beneficial or the negative and/or … Continued

Two-Time Finalist: Niver’s News: Sept 2021

Sept News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Thank you to the Southern California Journalism Awards! I am honored to be a finalist for technology reporting as well as book criticism. The awards ceremony is Oct 16, so please cross your fingers that I win as a present for my birthday (Oct 18!). … Continued

Thank you SHOUTOUT LA for the interview!

Thank you Shout Out LA for interviewing me! I am honored to be included in your series. Meet Lisa Niver | Journalist and TV Host September 13, 2021  We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Niver and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Lisa, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons … Continued

Stephen Wise Temple: A Place to call Home

During Yom Kippur services at Stephen Wise Temple on Sept 16, 2021, Phil Koosed shared his family story from the past when his grandfather was the only survivor in his family from the Holocaust to the current generation when his own father now has eight grandchildren and Phil is spearheading the efforts of The Big … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel