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  • Surviving the Darkness and Embracing the Light

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    October 8, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    Last year, I went to a park in Ventura County, to attend the joyous 80th birthday party of my Aunt Ruth’s mother, Ann.  Every single birthday has special significance for her, because she is a survivor of the Holocaust.  As I looked around the party, I was profoundly moved by all... read on

  • Jewels of Elul VIII: Expanding on Mohini

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    October 5, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    I had the honor of being a part of the production team for this years Jewels of Elul VIII.  Craig Taubman started this project eight years ago, to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery, during the month of Elul and right before High Holidays. ... read on

  • Yom Kippur:  What Do You Paint When You Pray?

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    September 27, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    During the High Holy Days, one of the most powerful moments for me is when we bow down for the Aleinu and declare G-d's sovereignty over all of creation.  Just yesterday, while walking over to an open space for me to lay my body down, I immediately became humbled.  I surrendered... read on

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  • In Search of a Better Life

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    September 20, 2012 | 4:53 pm

    Some of my most cherished moments have been spent with my grandparents listening to stories and getting glimpses into the lives of the different generations of my family members. My paternal grandmother Florence is always proud to share the story about her father, who at the age of... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lia Mandelbaum is getting her degree in social work at California State University-Los Angeles, and has an internship at Barbour & Floyd Mental Health Services.

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