The Return of Meatless Monday

It has been so long since I sat down to write a Meatless Monday post I can’t even remember the last time I posted one. This weekend, I had one of my most favorite salads from childhood. It is the easiest salad to make, and it is really delicious. With this being the first weekend in October it really felt like my last opportunity to really get amazing tomatoes and sweet corn from the Farmer’s Market.

Reflections On My Adult Bat Mitzvah

On Saturday, September 13th I finally became a Bat Mitzvah. I grew up in a very small town in Ohio – a town so small that the total number of people living there is roughly the same number of people who belong to Temple Sholom. I also grew up as part of an interfaith family. Needless to say I did not grow up with a strong Jewish foundation. It was not until college that I discovered and embraced Judaism (at a Catholic University no less!). After college I struggled with finding the next step on my Jewish journey. I had learned so much about Judaism and its traditions and practices, but I kept feeling like it was somehow not complete, that I needed to do something else.