I was in Australia!

Welcoming the wonderful friends at the Union for Progressive Judaism Biennial conference in Perth, Australia. Thanks for inviting me back!

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Shabbat Shalom – You’re Doing It Wrong!

OMG! Thanks to great educator Rachel Stern for reminding us that welcoming is so important. http://www.myjewishlearning.com/southern-and-jewish/shabbat-shalom-youre-doing-it-wrong/ pikiwiki_israel_38772_vacation_experience-e1478119668612 Read More

Susie and I Celebrating Break Fast

Susie and I celebrating break fast after a magnificent Yom Kippur with dear friends Rabbi Adrian Gottfried and Mariana Gottfried who brilliantly lead Cominidade Shalom in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was honored to give a talk before Neilah to more than 1200 congregants, many of them who have become good friends during our many visits to the incredible community. Best tip for synagogues: hand out (sealed) cups of water immediately after Havdalah! Ron and Susie Celebrating Break Fast Read More

An old friend in Dallas

Jack Molad, my fantastic youth educator who inspired me to leadership in USY back in Omaha, surprised me and Susie last night at the Dallas BookFest! He looks great and the crowd of 200 plus gave him a rousing ovation. Thanks Dallas JCC, dallas Jewish Historical Society, dear friends Janet and Jeff Beck and Ann and Nate Levine for bringing “Best Boy” to Big D! Loved it! IMG_1168 Read More

How Our Federation is “Sayin’ Thanks”

Love this! Just sayin’…

When was the last time you were thanked? By Zach Briton

Today and always, a core priority of the Federation system continues to be to raise the funds necessary to ensure that as a community, we can touch, save and change lives. At The Jewish Federation of Read More

Make ‘Fiddler’ a Christmas Eve Tradition

Check out my Jewish Journal article about my experience revisiting Tevye last week at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts here. Playing the role of Tevye in a United Synagogue Youth production at Beth El Synagogue in my hometown of Omaha, Neb., in 1966. Read More

The ProsenPeople Blog Ron Wolfson Interview

Check out this interview with me on The Prosen People Blog here.

Jewish Book Council sat down with Jewish community leader, educator, and author Ron Wolfson to discuss The Best Boy in the United States of America, his new book of personal stories of growing up Jewish in Omaha, Nebraska

Cathy Sussman: How did you Read More

“Best Boy” Review at the Jewish Book Council Website

Thrilling review from Cathy Sussman at the Jewish Book Council. She really “got” Best Boy!

Through his collection of true stories in The Best Boy in the United States of America, Dr. Ron Wolfson captures the heart of the American Jewish experience.

Framed between his Russian immigrant grandfather’s wet sloppy kisses and Dr. Wolfson’s own Read More

Did you see “The Lion King?”: A Thanksgiving story

Dr. Ron Wolfson with his grandson, Gabriel Elijah, calling out: “Hakuna Metata!”

I give thanks for “The Lion King.” This month, the theatrical production celebrates eighteen years on Broadway. I first fell in love with the show when I somehow scored tickets to the press preview the night before it opened in New York Read More

Ron Wolfson: A precious gift from his Zayde and Bubbe

Overwhelmed to have Jonathan Kirsch’s blessing in this wonderful review of “Best Boy!’ What a precious birthday gift!!! Thank you, @JonathanKirsch and Jewish Journal​! The Jewish community in Southern California is richly blessed with high-profile pulpit rabbis, and we tend to turn to these influential women and men when we want to know about Jewish Read More

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