Three Steps to an Effective Apology

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How did you learn to apologize? We all know the words “I’m sorry”, but were you ever taught how to effectively apologize to another person?

A typical marital argument can get heightened by inauthentic apologies, “I’m sorry you overreacted,” or “I’m sorry you think that,” or “I’m sorry your mother is insane” are not apologies. You can’t just slap an “I’m sorry” label on an insult or accusation and call it an apology. That will inflame the situation, leading to more arguing and distance.

Here’s the good news: it’s relatively simple to give an authentic apology. There are three key steps, and if you’re able to follow the recipe, you will be able to give an apology that not only feels good for the recipient; it will feel good to you.

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Hinei Mah Tov Prayerbook Sale Exceeds Goal!

HMT SiddurI am thrilled — beyond thrilled — to announce that not only have we met our goals of engaging our HMT and Shomrei families to purchase Jennifer Moses’ illustrated siddurim for use at Hinei Mah Tov, but we have exceeded those goals!

After Jennifer’s initial generous gift of 20 siddurim, we hoped the congregation could purchase another 60-80 siddurim for use at Shomrei.  As of today, 102 siddurim have been ordered, including 4 for home use. That’s a total of 98 siddurim that are being given as gifts to Shomrei, in addition to Jennifer’s original 20.

​How grateful I am, first for this incredibly beautiful and generous gift from Jennifer, and second — I’m really speechless at the outpouring of support and enthusiasm from the members of our community!

I am humbled, honored and so happy to continue to make Hinei Mah Tov the wonderful community we want it to be, G0d willing.