Rabbi Tom Alpert is pleased to be part of the Temple Etz Chaim community. He was ordained from the New York campus of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2000 after a previous career as a lawyer. Since his ordination, he has served congregations in Malden, Brookline, and Marlborough, as well as having served as an interim rabbi in Madison, Connecticut. He has completed advanced training in congregational transition and change. During his legal career, he worked in private and public practice, including as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. He received his BA from Yale University in 1976, AM in American History from Harvard University in 1977, JD from Harvard Law School in 1982, and MAHL from HUC-JIR in 1999. Rabbi Alpert is married to Eileen Hagerty. They have three children: David, Katherine, and Andrew. He is happiest when Jews are involved in building community, worshiping with intention, and repairing the world, and when in addition to all this the Red Sox win.
About Jim Derick
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Woody Giessmann is one of the founding members of Boston’s own Del Fuegos. The Del Fuegos enjoyed enormous success in the ‘80s and ‘90s and touring extensively throughout the US and Europe. The band played over 100 dates with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ZZ Topp, INXS, James Brown and Bruce Springsteen.
Woody went on from life as a rock and roll musician to found Right Turn Inc. a leader in the area of Substance Abuse treatment. He is Chairman of Right Turn and was appointed to The Board Of Registry In Medicine by Governor Charlie Baker in February of 2016. Having spent many years of his professional life in music and the visual arts, Woody believes that the creative mission of Right Turn is of paramount importance.
Chip McGinn served our country for over 21 years as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Chip’s responsibilities with the Bureau were vast and included playing a critical role in counter terrorism operations. Chip received special awards for his role as a first responder to the attack’s on 9/11 at the World Trade Center and, most recently, the Boston Marathon bombing. Chip recounts stories from his career, reflects on the importance of public service and shares his unique perspective on the responsibility of protecting our nation in an ever changing world.
Why Let Us Be Mermaids (Excerpt)
“Mermaids have no fear of depths.
Mermaids have a great fear of shallow living..,” – Susan and Michaela Rosen
Susan Rosen is a courageous and inspirational woman. She is the proud mother of two children, a wife to her husband Mark, a blogger and a woman living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Sue shares her personal story with the goal of spreading awareness about this illness. She refuses to allow her ilness to define her; instead she has made the conscious decision to live her life on her terms. A life filled with love, laughter and joy.
Link to Blog – “Let Is Be Mermaids”
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Mike McKenna’s son Michael Ryan McKenna is living with autism. One in forty five Americans are living with this disability but so little is known about it. In this episode of Chapters Mike shares his family’s journey with autism and information on important resources including the New England Center for Children (NECC).
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The New England Center for Children
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