Posts by Jason Moss

March 23, 2021

This has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The sun is out later in the day, the temperatures start to climb, the start of the baseball season is right around the corner, and Passover will begin this weekend. Growing up, Passover was always my favorite holiday. Since we lived …

March 16, 2021

We have now officially surpassed the one-year mark as a community dealing with COVID. Time sure flies by. It is hard to believe that a year has passed. It has been a year of holidays around a computer screen “seeing” and “spending time” with family. A year of birthday drive-by celebr…

March 9, 2021

Growing up, I considered myself rather athletic. I played in soccer and baseball teams through my teen years, while I also enjoyed playing tennis, racquetball, and golf. I also swam on a swim team for a number of years. I distinctly remember my coach reminding us each summer to make sure we …

March 2, 2021

Something magical… possibly even mythical…happened this past Sunday. If you guessed a third vaccine was approved, while amazing, you would be incorrect.

After almost a full year, the Jewish Federation held an in-person event - social distancing, masks and all, but still in-person. It wa…

February 23, 2021

I have always been amazed at milestones. Whether it is a record-breaking performance, or something hitting a specific threshold, I am in awe. I find something very exciting when things hit round numbers. It feels like a sense of accomplishment. And yes, I have been known to stop and take a p…

February 16, 2021

When Michael Josephson was doing his daily segments on KNX 1070 around anecdotes that were meant to remind us to do good, he would always end them “This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.” I used to love hearing these missives because they were good reminders of th…

February 9, 2021

Now we wait. Wait for what? Well, with Sunday having been the Super Bowl, it was the latest in a string of holidays/gatherings that we all typically get together with others to celebrate. Thankfully, the next possible gathering, according to the calendar is most likely Passover (at least for…

February 2, 2021

I am still baffled by the fact that we are about to enter our 11th month of the effects COVID-19 has had on our world. I think what strikes me the most is how quickly life changed and now feels normal...except of course being stuck at home, not being able to gather together with friends, or …

January 19, 2021

Shortly after both of my daughters were born, I was reminded that my wife and I were going to not only be their first teachers but also their life-long teachers. It was going to be our job to make sure they learned important life skills, including being polite, using manners, the importance …

January 12, 2021

As many of you may know, I got one of my Master’s Degrees at Hebrew Union College in a program that now goes by the name of Jewish Nonprofit Management. One of the books we had to read in the program was written by the program's founder, Dr. Gerald Bubis, entitled The Director Had a Heart…

New Horizons

Each year, thousands and thousands of people enter the new year, expecting something to change… something to make their lives better just because the calendar changes to a new year. Memberships to gyms skyrocket, diets are begun, and promises of quitting that “nasty habit” are made. Sa…

Illuminate the Soul

As a child, I used to dread when we turned our clocks back because it meant I had less time to play outside each day. Now, I enjoy the idea of the sun breaking over the horizon shortly after I wake up in the morning as I am now able to get more time seeing the stars at night.

 

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It is important to remember that Character Counts

Each month, as I sit down to write my From Where I Sit column, I often struggle to figure out what I want to write about. One of the challenges is that since this JLife SGPV is a monthly magazine, I am not able to address “current events” in real-time. There are usually two to four w…

January 5, 2021

Well… we are five days into 2021… feel any different? It is weird, but I do. It feels like I have a new outlook on the situation, not a new perspective, but a different feeling. Whether it is because the calendar simply changed from 2020 to 2021, or the fact that the vaccine is out there…

December 29, 2020

Well… 2020 is about to come to a close. And for many people, it couldn’t come soon enough. Sadly, when we look back on 2020, are we going to be able to think about the incredible things that took place, were experienced, discovered, and happened during the year or will we only be able to…