Articles by Rabbi Ann Brener

A Caring Community

January 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

When I had cancer, people were generous. It validated the work that I had done during the previous two decades to assist in creating caring communities that extend themselves [Read more...]

D’var Torah: Unatana Tokef

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

A modern meditation Rabbi Ann Brener, LCSW We now confront the meaning of this day As we stare into the face of our own mortality. We form a circle. Hands and souls linked, [Read more...]

Tammuz: A Gaping Hole

August 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Yesterday my daughter and I held our beloved cat as his doctor administered a lethal dose of anesthetic. Rascal was our Kitty companion for 15 years. He grew up with Jen, who [Read more...]

Schvat- a Harbinger of Hope

February 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

President Obama’s inauguration January 20th was a day that I could not have imagined as a young Jewish girl growing up in the Jim Crow New Orleans of the 1950’s. My [Read more...]