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President Barack Obama’s visit to Orange County

| March 27, 2009

Divine Source of Healing and Growth, Creator of a beautiful world around us and a moral universe within us, You who are called by so many names in all of the languages and traditions of the world, Awesome God of the Blue States and the Red States, of the United States and of the world, Read More

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Purim

| February 19, 2009

Purim is my favorite holiday, and not just for the spinning graggers & delicious hamantashen. The megillah is an inspiring story of Jewish unity amidst insurmountable struggle. When the wicked Haman threatens brave Mordechai, he turns his wrath not only against him, but the entire Jewish population. In response, noble Queen Esther fasts for three Read More

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Save Darfur

| November 12, 2008

The genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region remains the most vicious of our time. The Sudanese Armed Forces, anti-government rebel groups & Janjaweed militias continue to clash, killing hundreds of thousands with no end in sight. This explosion of violence reverberates into continuing crisis for over 2.5 million Darfuri refugees, innocent people caught without food, shelter Read More

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Hunger Action Day

| June 14, 2007

This year, during California’s annual Hunger Action Day, I learned that advocacy is not “someone else”s job,” and that one person can make a difference. Leif Ozier from Catholic Charities and I spent the day meeting with the staffs of Assemblyman Martin Garrick, Assemblyman George Plescia and Senator Mark Wyland.  Each visit made clear not Read More

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