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Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 12.1.17


I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was five years old and I stood squished with my brother, sister, cousins, aunt and mom. We were standing with the throngs of people in the international arrival area at JFK airport. The feeling of anxiety still lingers in the pit of my stomac…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 11.17.17

Earlier this week I returned from the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA) in Los Angeles, CA. I had the good fortune of attending with a wonderful delegation from Rochester. Together we explored many of the complex issues confronting Jewish communities today. 


Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 9.29.17

September 29, 2017

9 Tishrei 5778

This time of year – the high holy days – is one that I find deeply meaningful, spiritually and personally charged, and inspirational. Each year I am profoundly impacted by the notion that on Yom Kippur we have the opportunity to ask for forgivenes…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 9.1.17

I love this time of year. The crispness in the air is a subtle reminder that our children and grandchildren are headed back to school and soon the High Holidays will soon be here.

Last week marked the beginning of Rosh Chodesh, the new Hebrew month, Elul. Elul is an acronym in Hebrew fo…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 7.21.17

Once in a while I have a moment when my emotions catch me off guard in unexpected ways. When I think back on such moments, both personal and professional, I am powerfully reminded of the events that created them.

I had one of those experiences last night. I was standing with parents…