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Pack it In

Chana Sorele Teitelbaum

As some of us embark on a trip to the beach, and others fly across seas, Family First spoke to several frequent globetrotters to discover their one can’t-be-without item (other than a siddur, which was number one on everyone’s list)


Special Employees on the Job

Barbara Bensoussan

Despite what people may think, individuals with developmental disabilities have a lot to offer in a work setting. And a regular job gives them the means to make money, and contribute to society — and a priceless chance at fulfillment.


Turning Tides: Free Fall

As told to Leah Gebber

I’m a strong woman, but I didn’t know how I’d manage ten days in the Great Outdoors, with nothing much more than a backpack, a flashlight, a Swiss Army knife — oh, and my family — for company. But, as I reminded myself again and again in the weeks leading up to our Family Adventure, as I liked to call it (better than Temporary Fit of Insanity with Hefty Price Tag), drastic situations call for drastic measures.

Never Despair
Rabbi Moshe Grylak HaKadosh Baruch Hu always opens a way back
Yonoson Rosenblum My first Sephardic minyan on Shabbos
No Questions Asked
Eytan Kobre I still don’t have a satisfying answer to this question
“Lachem” Times Ten
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Perhaps we can add one more interpretation
Keeping Your Head and Bases Covered
Jacob L. Freedman “Take it off?! Wearing my kippah literally saved my life...
Money Speaks
Faigy Peritzman Approach eternal life with happiness and meticulousness
Preparing for Change
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Help your kids navigate change consciously and carefully
A Listening Ear
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Hear a message, not a sound