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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

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

Review of “Best Boy” in Long Beach Jewish Life Magazine

Wow! Thanks to Jon Strum @LongBeachJewishLife magazine for a terrific review of “Best Boy” @JewishLightsPublishing!

Check out the review here.

Yom Kippur: Just A Littler Lower Than The Angels

On the High Holy Days, we all become authors. We look back on the past year, recalling our good deeds and misdeeds, and look forward to a New Year when we write the next chapter in our Book of Life. During the Ten Days of Awe-someness, the traditional liturgy assures us that teshuvah – return, tefilla – reflection, and tzedakah – righteous acts of justice will ensure a year of meaning, and purpose, belonging and blessing. The rabbis had a name for this process: cheshbon ha-nefesh, an accounting of the soul. Read More

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