Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, adventuresome, curious.
Describe TI in 3 words: Welcoming, spiritual, evolving.
What is your focus outside of synagogue life?
My focus these days has been the publication of my debut, EDEN:A Novel. (May 2, ’17 She Writes Press) It took me a long time to complete, but I couldn’t be happier with the result. It is a family saga, and opens with the 75-year-old matriarch of a family preparing to introduce the daughter she gave up for adoption to her relatives as they convene in their summer home for the 4th of July weekend. The story is told from multiple points of view with the present and past interwoven to disclose 100 years of family history and the secret struggles of four generations of women. EDEN has multiple references to the Book of Genesis. I like to describe it as a modern day creation story.
What TI committees, clubs, etc. have you been involved in, if any?
I have been a faithful member of the Modern Midrash study group for the past 12 years. My learning and writings in that class with Elaine Zecher provided much of the inspiration for my novel.
What do you value about the TI community?
The emphasis on education and learning.