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Waldman Funeral Care relaxes guidelines during reopening up of community after National Health Emergency (April 22, 2020)
There is an overarching principle in Judaism to live our lives in such a way as to protect health and life above all else. After consulting with Kavod v’Nichum (Honor & Comfort) and the Congregation Emanu El Cemetery Committee, which I have sat on for more than 20 years; I have created the following guidelines […]

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BEFORE I DIE-HOUSTON
These events have been postponed due to the Covid-19 Health Emergency POSTPONED: March 27th: Friday 7:15pm RSVP $5.00 Dinner Congregation Emanu El RSVP link: https://www.emanuelhouston.org/event/beforeidie2020  Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You DieDo you plan to live forever? Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you’re going, you […]

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Be Culturally Radical: Live As If You Are Dying Reflections on Yizkor
A story is told of Reb Simcha Bunam, one of the early and great Hasidic masters, who was close to the last moments of life. As he lay in bed, his grief-stricken wife burst into tears. With calm equanimity, the dying man looked at her lovingly, and said: “Why are you crying? My whole life was only […]

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Exceptional Customer Service
Here is a wonderful example from Brian Williams. We all should listen actively, and our Patrons will tell us their needs, wants, and expectations. There is something to be said for “owning” your work and being exceptional, regardless of who you are serving.  Some people…the special ones…are always looking for ways to show their heart through taking care of […]

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One Choice Can Alter Your Destiny
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

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