Stephen Wise Temple: A Place to call Home

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

Can You Enthusiastically Embrace the Present?

Can You Enthusiastically Embrace the Present?

Between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, the days of Jewish New Year, it is a time to reflect, remember and decide how to spend the coming year. I participate at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles nearly every Shabbat and am thrilled to be with my family for this time of The Days of Awe. We … Continued

Using Travel and the Seasons to Gain Perspective

Author Rachel Friedman’s travel memoir The seasons go round and round sometimes without notice, but I like to pay attention. The Labor Day holiday reminds us that summer has almost ended and the school year will soon begin. This year my contemplation of beginnings and endings includes my Aunt Iris’s passing and Christopher Rowe’s (my … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel