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A Wing And A Prayer

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS   

 So you've got a million things to take Care of today. Welcome to everyday!  But you want to Daven first. Except your son missed the bus so someone’s got to drive him to school. And ... Oh look at this, the guy finally showed up to fix the Internet. Well someone's got to show him where the control panel is and help clear away the ladders blocking access to the room it's in!......

And what about the shower, and brushing your teeth, flossing, getting dressed, makeup...  Coffee, Breakfast, Checking responses to your email.  And maybe if you could just take care of those few calls you've got to make first, you'll feel like you've got things in motion so your day will go smoother. Maybe you could take a little time to just get those reports out. You know, then you'd know you can put your mind at ease. Perhaps you could just blend your ingredients so your dough can rise while you’re praying or alternatively call in your stock order so again, your dough could rise while you’re praying.

There's just so much you need to get done to make sure your day gets started right. If you could just take care of all of that first, then you'd have the peace of mind and leisure to pray that your day goes right! So what’s wrong with this picture?!

Wouldn’t you think your day would go a lot smoother if you just davened first.  Isn't it funny we always push it off?  But hey listen, we just don't have time for it just yet, cause there's all this weighing on our mind! And if we don't get it done first thing in the day, our day will be all messed up.  However wasn't part of the praying supposed to be- asking that our day goes right. So do you see the cyclic, or might I say almost even sick like, thinking many of us kind of have?!

So how do we get that prayer in before we launch into our active, accomplishment oriented, day. Should we tape a bunch of prayer sheets to our eyes. Wake up and see it immediately. No other distractions. Just pray away first thing. There are some advantages to this solution.  It could even save you money on room darkening shades.

Should we use the siddur app on our phone to pray. After all who doesn't use their phone for everything these days. It's got to be right there at your bedside waking you right? Isn't that your alarm? And aren't you checking your messages almost before you get out of bed..... It's in your hand already, so just hit the siddur app!

 Ok -maybe you'd like to get dressed first. But that’s where the danger starts. Any distraction could be lurking around the bend. Your kid, your computer with all those beckoning emails to check, or your exhaustive TO DO LIST!  Nothing is more dangerous than a to-do list! It is anxiety at a glance. Sure it helps organize you, however, it also gets your adrenaline going and you want to start ticking those items off. And then where does the davening fit in?! Unless of course you're smart enough to put it on the top of your list. In fact -first, second, and third, might help - in case you're tempted to start skipping around this way you’ll see it as a priority.

So stop facing your day with a wing and a prayer. Start it with a prayer and a prayer and you'll hopefully get through it with a lot more help and avoid a lot more of the winging it!

Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or<


The Spiritual Child 
Do kids need spirituality?


When I began my journey of connecting with parents after writing Raising a Child with Soul, there were some who could not fathom the idea that children are spiritual beings. I often recalled my father’s words as he gazed at my newborn son in the nursery. “Slova Chanalah, this little soul just arrived from the heavens above. He was learning Torah from the mouths of angels. He came into this world the purest of the pure. Watch over him and teach him well.” There was no doubt for me; children are born naturally spiritual.

Now, a Columbia University psychologist, Dr. Lisa Miller, has written a book asking us to think about our child’s spiritual journey in this world. We learn that there is EQ, IQ, and natural spirituality as well. Children possess an innate spiritual compass that is part of our biological endowment; it must be cultivated to flourish. Through highlighting psychological and neurological research she proves that children raised in a nurturing spiritual life are happier, more successful, more resilient, more optimistic, and better able to handle life’s challenges. These kids grow up to become adults who live with grit, are aware of their blessings, find purpose and mission in their careers, value their relationships and see hardships as priceless opportunities.

She compels parents to think about their children’s sacred growth through scientific research. A study of twins shows that a person’s sense of being connected to a Higher Being is inherited. In other words you can create a spiritual legacy and pass it on to your children. Any parent of teenagers will be thrilled to learn that they can help protect their teens from engaging in risky behaviors and even cope better with depression by helping them be in touch with their spiritual side. Miller takes the case for spirituality further by warning us that “spiritual stunting” can cause damage by preventing a child from developing a true sense of self and resiliency. Crisis occurs when a child’s spiritual development is neglected or denied.

In a world where parents strive to give their children the best education, encounter experiences from zip-lining in jungles to swimming with dolphins, compete in extreme sports tournaments, encourage art, dance and music and learn languages like Mandarin, where does spirituality fit in? The question is especially hard-hitting for those who feel disconnected and spiritually alienated. Miller asks parents to consider the possibility of offering piano lessons to children even if they, themselves, don’t know how to play. Would one offer a child something beneficial even though it feels strange and unfamiliar?

This is an especially crucial question when we contemplate the world that we live in. Our children are growing up in a culture where empty fame and excessive materialism are worshipped. Kids are constantly posting and taking selfies learning to focus exclusively on themselves. Bullying, cynicism, casual cruelty surrounds them. How can we help our children grow generous in heart and spirit?

I spoke with Dr. Miller and asked her these questions:

Q: What does raising a spiritual child mean to today’s parents?

A: Every child born is a spiritual child. This becomes our opportunity to support our child’s birthright. When we pay attention, respond with love and interest to spiritual wonder, we help ourselves raise a spiritual child. And this is irrespective of tradition or your own religious upbringing. Every child has this birthright to build this relationship. This is an entirely different way of raising children than if we remain silent. To pave the road back to natural spirituality we offer our child access, focus parents’ attention and offer a path. This involves being transparent. Go the extra mile to put the spirituality in the child’s life.

And as a sidebar, she added, a child comes naturally with a universe of spirituality. Help build your spiritual child. Every tradition has a language and practice; every child can know what is meant. Research has shown that it is not enough to be kind. Optimism, forgiveness and regret are all required virtues. In 4 out of 5 kids, a child is as virtuous as they have personal spirituality – connecting with a Higher Power. Character strength and virtues go hand in hand.

Q: What would you say to parents who tell me that they are too overwhelmed trying to handle getting their kids into the right schools and overwhelming academic pressures, basically saying that raising a successful child today takes time and there is just no time left to put into spirituality?

A: The most important thing we can do towards outward success – college, skills, grades –is to give human fulfillment. Both correlate with a strong spiritual life. This means giving children a sense of fulfillment; from talents and gifts to making a contribution to this world as a sacred self. There is performance and then there is meaning in life. Kids fall apart with only a performance self. If they don’t know where they are or why they are here it becomes an empty life. Children with a sacred sense of the world have less depression. Children have an inner spiritual compass, a calling that says ‘where I want to go’. And at age 45 if one is left by a spouse or loses money the performance self is shattered but the sacred self remains.

Q: You say in your book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving that children, especially teens, have a growing spiritual need. What about the ‘spiritually cynical’ parent?

A: When a parent is cynical and so jaded, there is not much left. That is an empty bucket. We do have in us an open heart in whatever language we can be moved to hold value in the beauty of life. That’s not sappy; it’s real. It’s bedrock. And it’s a much healthier way of living. Our kids need a spiritual hub.

I have been reflecting on this last question that I asked, about spiritually cynical parents. There are many who must grapple with being apathetic or even opposed to their child’s spiritual path. It is not an easy challenge. But we must take a moment and reflect on our responsibility as parents. We have a higher calling. It is up to us to nurture our children’s souls and give them tools for life. We try hard to provide our children with the best in life, why stop when it comes to their spiritual path? It behooves each parent to consider the price their child is paying for their cynical spirit. Our legacy includes a connection to God that anchors our children to values and beliefs, enhancing their lives with purpose, stability and meaningful traditions, making them more likely to avoid risky behavior.

Parents who explore the wonder of life and delve into this new spiritual world along with their children discover the magic of the soul. Within each of us lies a spark. Perhaps in some it is merely an ember, but still, the spark remains waiting to be ignited. And sometimes it takes a child to kindle the soul of his parent. How can we deny our child this gift of life?

As we concluded our conversation, we spoke together about the mission we share, to bring spirituality home. Dr. Miller added. “Tell parents this is not one more thing to do. It’s about sitting still. Showing up. Doing less and being present more.”

The journey awaits us.





in memory of Malka Feiga bat Nosson 

Inspired by Tzipora Harris


 “Please G-d, let me partner with You and go beyond my constrictions to a place of expansiveness. Everything that happens is part of Your perfect training & development program for me. Help me respond in the most noble way- help me judge favorably, have compassion, let go of having to be in control and give it over to You, G-d. Please bless me with an amazing year of walking with YOU.”

1.      G-D, You have an incredible vision for all of humanity and for me. I want to fulfill Your vision of greatness for me more and more. Please show me what I most need to see gently.

2. I want to recognize the gifts in my life and see the totality of the life You gave me, the blessings and the challenges, as an expression of Your love. Please fill my heart with gratitude.

3. I want to transcend my greatest obstacles to fulfill Your vision for me. Please help me partner with You and go from a place of constraints to a place of expansiveness.

4. Please bless me with all the resources I need to fulfill Your vision for me. (health, clarity, relationships,  a job, place to live etc.)

5. I want to make You King by living myself more according to Your Definition of reality and Your instructions for living. Please guide me.

6. I resolve that I want to be connected to You, G-D, as the source of my wellbeing in life. And not rely on ANYTHING or ANYONE else. Please help me remember that no one else has power.

7. I resolve that this moment is the dawn of a new era in my life.

I stand before You, the Creator of the Universe, my loving Father, I look at the Rosh Hashanah prayer and of course I want to be connected to You as the source of all life, and be the beautiful person You created me to be; I definitely don’t want any of the mistaken choices of the past to stand in the way.  Please help me repair whatever needs fixing.  I want this year to be greater than any year I’ve ever had and I want to be a bigger person than I’ve ever been. Not just for my own sake but for the Jewish people and humanity. Please help me ask for the right things and help me understand Your loving answers.

I want today to be the dawn of a new era in my life.

G-d, You know what I’m facing inside and outside, please help me. “ 

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March 15/13 Adar II – Tzav- Zvi and Malky Nathan, 421 Rugby, Ced

March 22/20 Adar II- Shemini –Zev and Evy Guttman, 588 Park Ave. Ced.

March 29/27 Adar II – Tazriah –Dovid and Shoshana Kestenbaum, 366 Summit, Ced

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This week's Shiurim & Chabura  schedule
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Sunday, May 4, 2014
9:30 AM   Chabura - Garden of Emunah
Monday, May 5, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Hilchos Brachos
9:30 AM    Rabbi David Fohrman
1:00 PM    Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller - The Maharal of Prague
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  9:15 AM   Chabura - Rav Schwab on Tefilah
10:00 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Chumash
11:15 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Pirke Avos
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Rabbi Eric Coopersmith - Teleconference
1:00 PM    Mrs. Chavi Alpert - The Gra
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Rabbi David Forhrman's Genesis Unveiled series resumes this Saturday evening, February 8th. Please note the new time of 7:15pm.


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Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 15, 2007
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Esther Wein and Rachel Baron: Chahashemesh L'Yaakov, July 31, 2006
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The Defining Moment - FDR's First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope by Jonathan Alter. January 31
Economic Problems Facing the Middle Class .Mr. Rosenbaum will present his thoughts on the socioeconomic problems facing the American middle class. March 14
If Music Be The Food of Love...Shakespeare In Love: Sunday, January 7 at 2:30pm. New York jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin celebrates the beauty and power of William Shakespeare's poetry and presents it in lively, sometimes haunting, jazz arrangements. The songs are direct quotations from Shakespeare's plays. Tickets required.
Picasso and American Art: Monday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. Picasso is acknowledged by many as the central figure of the modern movement. Art historian Mary Vahey will examine the sometimes worshipful, sometimes testy relationship between American artists and the Picasso, the immensely inventive Spaniard.
A Rockette Remembers: Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00pm. Corliss Whitney, the honorary historian of the Rockette Alumnae, shares poignant stories about her years as a Rockette during the 40's and 50's.
Laugh Your Way to Health - Humor Therapy: Wednesday, January 24 at 1:00pm. A presentation that will focus on the latest studies that scientifically prove and explain how and why laughter IS the best medicine.
Berman Does Merman: Sunday February 4 at 2:30pm. Songs and stories celebrating Ethel Mermans brilliant career will be brought to PPL by vocalist Lisa Berman. Tickets required.
India...Exotic and Ancient Land of Contrasts: Thursday, February 8 at 1:00pm. Through lecture and slides, Sally Wendkos Olds will guide you on a journey to another world of exotic beauty and ancient splendor.
Great Lyricists and/or Poets: Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00pm. Arnie Rosenbaum will share the poetic lyrics of Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and Larry Hart. You decide if the great lyricists of the 20th century really were master poets.
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall - An Artists Country Estate: Monday, March 19 at 1:00pm. Ines Powell, Metropolitan Museum of Art educator, will present an illustrated lecture which will bring together many of the architectural elements and design features of Tiffany's extraordinary country estate in Oyster Bay.