I credit Marcia's trust and belief in me with P'nai Or's first Children's Program, the one that I organized and coordinated, with a great deal of autonomy, throughout Devorah's childhood. This work was a way for me to draw on my personal abilities giving me a path to meaningful service. It and brought me into one on one learning in Marcia's kitchen, for the sake of the children (of course), and provided me with a relationship of ongoing learning, in which I am also a grateful conduit of learning for others.
Brian and I found Marcia in 1990 when we were arranging our wedding. We studied with her weekly for a year. In that time we both became committed to Judaism. I will always be grateful for the gentle, subtle and successful teachings that brought us to this choice. The choice which has blessed our home, our marriage and our child.
Over that past twenty two years of being the recipient of her unwavering kindness and ready wisdom she, and Jack too, have become firmly entrenched in my heart.