Hello! Welcome to my blog! What started as a way to stay in touch with family and friends evolved into a space where I wrote about relationships, parenthood, music and religion, as seen through the lens of an Orthodox Jewish woman. In 2021, I stopped writing here, choosing to focus my energies on other projects.
Over the years I have been fortunate to branch out to writing for other Jewish publications. You can find my writing in Family First, on Aish.com, Jew In The City, Between Carpools, Kveller, along with other Jewish websites and print publications from time to time. I’ve generally linked to those pieces from my blog whenever they’re up.
I co-host a podcast, Deep Meaningful Conversations, powered by Meaningful Minute, with Alex Fleksher, where we explore the topics that impact the lives of frum women through conversations that include candid personal examples, interviews with normal frum women, input from experts in their field, and practical advice. You should really check it out, it’s a lot of fun, and also good food for thought.
Even though I’m no Rebbetzin, I am grateful to have the opportunity to post Torah thoughts and interact with other frum and thoughtful people on the Meaningful Minute App.
I also enjoy writing music and making videos. My YouTube channel is here if you want to check out what I’ve done, though I haven’t uploaded new content in a while.
So, about me, about me…this part is always tricky. Who likes self-description? I’m a happily married mother to five, living in Cleveland, OH. I am technically a stay-at-home-mother, but find that I am increasingly busy out-of-the-home with events around the Cleveland community and with performance and speaking engagements around the country.
I have a degree in music (clarinet performance), am an accompanist for local day schools, love to cook, love to be organized, love to be chill. I love people, but I love solitude. I am an observant (Orthodox) Jew, but didn’t grow up that way. I chose to convert post-college (you can read more about that here, here, and here). I love writing and performing music, I also love practicing the classics. I’m sure there’s more but I guess you’ll just have to read the blog to find out. ;)
I love getting feedback on pieces I write, and I love connecting to readers. Don’t be shy! Let’s connect!
23 thoughts on “About”
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’m glad I found yours and I’ll be back soon! Happy Chanukah!
A pleasure! Thanks for visiting mine! Happy Chanukah!
Nice “meeting” you! Subscribing, so I’m looking forward to seeing more.
I’d also love to be added to your blogroll. Thanks!
The pleasure is mine! I’ve also subscribed to yours, and looking forward to perusing your blog (after I’ve started a bit of Shabbos cooking, that is). I’ll add to to my blogroll just after I finish this comment. Can I be on yours, too? :)
Just found your site and it looks very interesting! I’ll be reading more! What instrument did you play? (I used to play classical piano – now the piano we have at home is a very expensive photo/flower vase stand!!) Please peruse my site and I hope you’ll find it interesting. Shabbat shalom!
A classical pianist – that’s lovely! My primary instrument is clarinet, but I also play sax/flute and piano. I’m going to check out your site. Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Thanks for popping over to my blog from Leora’s! Your blog is wonderful, good to see a blog on marriage from a Torah standpoint. I see that you are a musician…my son(age 13) composes and plays piano. Is there a way to transcribe notes from a video of him playing his compositions?
Also, I’d love to be added to your blogroll!
Thanks! It’s definitely possible to transcribe notes from a video; how fantastic that your son is already composing! I’ve added you to the blogroll. :)
Looks amazing kol hakavode!
Thank you for visiting Shoshi and I at our BTWWTF?!?! blog. I definitely think your life is anything but mundane! My little family too generates a huge mess in an instant. As soon as I clean I turn my back and a hurricane has swept through the household!
Hi! I just stumbled on your blog and I’m so glad I did! Seems that we have a lot in common! Been playing cello since I was 5, and one of my nicknames is also Spock! Oh, and I also have a website that focuses on tichel tying! (It’s my name, .com)
Looking forward to reading more from you! Love your writing!
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone else nicknamed Spock – we are obviously meant to be friends!
Three kids all under the age of four, oh you and your husband certainly have your hands full.
Indeed! It’s a good thing I like being busy.
Just found you over on Perfection Pending. Loved your post. Love, love, love. Love the words of patience. Also, I do think one of my daughters might be a pathological liar. Sigh. Or maybe she’s just five.
Lastly, the words from your Rabbi? About how taking the toy is like someone taking my car? I needed to remember that. It’s so easy to forget how momentous it all is to them. Thank you for that reminder!
Great post. Looking forward to checking out your blog.
Thanks so much! And thanks for taking the time to pop over here. :) I hope if I keep writing about patience and empathy, it will be easier and easier to practice it. You know?
I went and listened to your music- that’s amazing!
Very interesting blog! You have a great writing style. Came to you through SITS.
It’s nice to meet you here on your blog and you look lovely. A gorgeous woman.
Thank you! Likewise!