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Getting to know Danni Christensen

    

  1. Pick 5 phrases to describe yourself. Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane. Eshet Chayil in training. Work, play and love BIG. There's nothing that can't be fixed with humor, a nap or a snack (sometimes all three are required).
  2. What motivates you? My family (not a cop out, I promise). My husband is the greatest man I know; steady, kind, gracious... I want to be more like him. He challenges me to be better everyday 🙂 My boys. Working to raise good people is exhausting, but seeing glimpses of their future selves is worth all of the work.
  3. Who has had a lasting impact on your life? So many special people have left their footprints on my heart... This one is tough. Is have to say my patients. They are such an inspiration to learn more, live better and always grow as a better advocate. Every person and their story is unique. I take away something from each one. It pushes me to be a better healthcare provider.
  4. What movie or book would you recommend?Go to movies: Secondhand Lions, Love Actually, and Heartbreak Ridge. All of the inappropriate humor and feel good stuff you could ever ask for. I read everything so too many books to list.
  5. What advice or thoughts would you like to share regarding the pandemic? We're all in suspended animation right now. Give yourself grace. This will pass (..maybe like a kidney stone...). But it *will* pass. Sometimes all you can do is all you can do - and that is just fine Keep your chin up ❤️ Oh! Wear a mask and wash your hands 😉
  6. What do you miss most during social distancing? Hugs. When it is safe again, I am freaking hugging everyone - so watch out!
  7. What makes you laugh? I love to laugh. I have a deep appreciation so sarcasm, dark humor and quick wit. Plus, I have kids so there is usually something ridiculous happening to coax a giggle out of me.
  8. What is something you have always wanted to ask Rabbi ? What is by far your absolute favorite class/subject to take and/or teach?
     

I want to get to know: 
Helen Kay and Sara Kohen


Getting to know Lisa Marcus

    

  1. Pick 5 phrases to describe yourself. Born to bake, Personal attache' to Chester the Pekinese, Source of amusement for my husband (and possibly others?), Dances like nobody’s watching (and hopes nobody is!), Prone to random musical outbursts
  2. What motivates you? Making someone smile
  3. Who has had a lasting impact on your life? My late husband Doug and my dear friend Shelly of blessed memory - two very special people whose lives were cut short, a constant reminder to make every day count
  4. What movie or book would you recommend? When Harry Met Sally - sometimes you just need to let everything go and relax with a great romantic comedy.
  5. What advice or thoughts would you like to share regarding the pandemic? If you are struggling, reach out to a friend; they may be struggling too, and would love to hear from you.
  6. What do you miss most during social distancing? The chance to see my son during the High Holy Days, and the ability to be out in public without fear
  7. What makes you laugh? Pandemic humor on Facebook is always good for a laugh. Two recent favorites: “2020 - brought to you by the letters W, T and F” and “I get most of my exercise these days shaking my head in disbelief”.
  8. What is something you have always wanted to ask Rabbi ? How do you describe to others what it’s like being a rabbi in Omaha, Nebraska?
     

I want to get to know: 
Marilyn Tipp and Jamie Skog-Burke


Getting to know Tamar Yellin

  1. Pick 5 phrases to describe yourself. Kind, inquisitive, knowledgeable, helpful, quirky
  2. What motivates you? Carbs. But really, wanting to make the world a better place.
  3. Who has had a lasting impact on your life? My grandma.
  4. What movie or book would you recommend? I love old mystery novels-- I've read through the Agatha Christie canon twice already!
  5. What advice or thoughts would you like to share regarding the pandemic? Have patience and chill. It won't be this way forever. Remember the vulnerable in their time of need.
  6. What do you miss most during social distancing? Live music - performing and attending!
  7. What makes you laugh? My kids - they're hilarious!
  8. What is something you have always wanted to ask Rabbi ? Can't really think of anything-- I always ask when I do have questions!
     

I want to get to know: 
Danni Christensen and Lisa Cooper


Getting to know Anna Yuz-Mosenkis
 

  1. Pick 5 phrases to describe yourself. Optimistic girl, Loves music and dancing, Compassionate, Friendly, Loves traveling
  2. What motivates you? Great reason to make people happy!
  3. Who has had a lasting impact on your life? Many Dear Losses :(.....and seeing life for what it is...
  4. What movie or book would you recommend? George Orwell “1984”
  5. What advice or thoughts would you like to share regarding the pandemic? To be careful, obey requirements, but don’t get paranoid. Remind yourself to be thankful every day!
  6. What do you miss most during social distancing? Hugs and smiles (when seeing people out)
  7. What makes you laugh? Great jokes, funny situations and to be around people with the real sense of humor
  8. What is something you have always wanted to ask Rabbi ? How to make peace with the past and not to punish yourself for the past mistakes?
     

I want to get to know: 
Lisa Marcus and Lisa Senal


Getting to know Caryn Scheer
   

  1. Pick 5 phrases to describe yourself. Excess energy, Positive outlook, Obsessed with cute babies and puppies, Genuine love of Jewish tradition, Go with the Flow
  2. What motivates you? My desire to be a good role model for my children.
  3. Who has had a lasting impact on your life? My grandpa Sam. He was always such a happy person, was incredibly kind, and had such an amazing attitude (and lived through the Holocaust)!
  4. What movie or book would you recommend? I just watched The Blind Side with my family. It has led to many interesting and thought provoking conversations.
  5. What advice or thoughts would you like to share regarding the pandemic? Remind yourself to be thankful every day!
  6. What do you miss most during social distancing? I miss being able to hug my friends and family.
  7. What makes you laugh? When my dog Charley chases his own tail, or the funny positions he sleeps in. It never gets old.
  8. What is something you have always wanted to ask Rabbi ? What would you do if you hadn’t become a Rabbi?
     

I want to get to know: 
Tamar Yellin and Anna Yuz-Mosenkis

 

Sat, September 19 2020 1 Tishrei 5781