A Message from Shelley Hubal, Federation Director

Rosie

Back in early February I received a call from a friend. An acquaintance of hers went into the hospital and would, most likely, not be returning home. She wanted to know if I would take in Rosie, her acquaintance’s cat. I could not say no. Our other cat, Jojo, is about 11 years old and is h…

Faith

I have been walking circles around the inside of my house for months now. If you were to peek in the window, you would see what looks like a crazy person, walking around and around the living room furniture. This ritual started in December. COVID made going to the gym impossible and it was, …

Compassion as we move forward

A recent article in The Forward shared excerpts from some of the 100 letters religious scholars have written to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and members of Congress to be distributed during the first 100 days of the new administration. The project “American Values, Rel…

Apology

I wept last night. I felt it coming for days and I am glad it finally bubbled up and spilled out. There were several reasons for the tears. The mid-winter blues are hitting hard this year. Not leaving the house for days because of the weather, a sore back and the pandemic has certainly playe…

A New Year

Looking for some inspiration, I called my number one fan and asked what I should write my next op-ed about. She said, “Hope for the new year.” So, thanks, Mom, here goes….

We are all hoping 2021 will bring a safe and speedy end to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of the day that I am writing…