Six Word Memoirs
On Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Peltz encouraged the congregation to each write their own six word memoir to help facilitate the process of teshuva we go through on the High Holy Days. These are the six word memoirs submitted by members of the congregation. Some are exactly words, others submitted multiple six words memoirs, and some are longer pieces that are built around the six word structure. Either way, they are all heartfelt reflections on life -- past, present and future.
I've learned from all my teachers.
-Rabbi Micah Peltz
Following the signs along the way
-Alison Singer Lindemann
Standing for Israel, first and always.
-Avigail and Jeff Schervone
I tried. I've done my best.
The glass is always half full.
Born in hope after unimaginable horror.
There is no place like home.
Generation to generation, pass it down.
Attempting daily to understand myself better.
British, American, but overall, a Jew.
A beginning, a middle, an end.
I have loved and been loved
Working hard but not there yet
Noble aspirations, loving family, unfinished stories
Can't we all just get along?
IF I FORGET THEE, O JERUSALEM
I am nothing without my family.
Husband, father, friend, Jew: dynamic journey
Pushed down, keep trying my best!
Live modestly,acquire friends, look forward.
Learn and love; find life's blessings.
Learning, love, friendship: growth, fulfillment, blessings.
TBS will nurture learning, community, faith.
Jewish son from a great family.
Jewish, married, mom, always seeking meaning
Work in progress, stop nagging me.
I would not change a thing.
LOVING CAREGIVER TO PARENTS, CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN
DO NOT BREAK THE UNBROKEN CHAIN
That's all there is? ISO salvation.
My Family: My Life and Joy
Abused. Working to make others better. -Anonymous
הכל בידי שמים חוץ מיראת שמים
Everything is in the hands of Heaven except for reverence of Heaven.
I'm here, looking around giving Thanks
I live life to the fullest
Justice, Ethics, Wisdom, Israel, Serving Hashem
Remember. Plant. Help. Do. Love. Live.
I wish I could do something.
From the moment I saw her.
Wanted to hide but I didn't!
24 hours can make huge difference.
Family, friends, faith, and ice-cream - lots!
Transformed by sorrow and strength alike.
If I only had more time.
If I could do it again.
Bi-polar, darkness, tunnel, light, rededication, rebirth
The Golden Rule Says it all
Education, self, continuity, family, compassion, community.
College romance, marriage, children, grandchildren. Alone.
"Pain is temporary, pride is forever."
Blessings counted every day. Baruch Hashem.
Life marred by fear
Grateful to be here
So much to know
Watching my kids grow
Second chance at life
Becoming a better wife
Living on borrowed time
Striving to be kind
Opportunity to look back
Compelled to give back
Ready to make change
Outlasting expected life range
Overcoming a co-morbid depression
Creating a lasting impression
Believing in my fate
Comforted by my faith
Life's about family, friends and work.
Pay it forward for next generation
The best outcome is a tie.
OUR CHILDREN TELL LIFE'S THRUTHS, LISTEN
My story is still being written.
I'm blessed with a wonderful family.
Don't understand why I'm so blessed.
Former students, happy to see me.
stop . count . b-r-e-a-t-h . b-r-e-a-t-h . now speak
Live my way; made people laugh!
-Lyn Stein, in memory of her aunt
"Gurion, Bronte, Anna, Natalia, Jonah, Henry."
David Kastenberg*good story
Our marriage, our children, our grandchildren.
-Renee and Millard Braunstein
Somedays I'm Supermom. Others, just human.
Stop me before I volunteer again
I am content with my life.
1) My Life. Finding a true purpose.
2) One to be Fit for Life!
3) Always questioning. Seeking to understand more.
4) Wear many hats. Mom is Favorite.
5) Finding time in this hurried world.
6) My Life. Many passions. One purpose.
7) My Life is a balancing Act!
8) What if I could not Dance?
9) Teacher, boss, daughter, mom, lover, FRIEND!
Habitually late but will do better
Action eases the pain of misfortune.
Too crazed to write real motto.
Surrounded by love, I have strength.
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Food.
My Family is Everything to Me.
Loving, Learning, Improving. Glass Half Full.
1)Remember me when I wasn't deaf.
2)Forever is not a very long time
3)Glad kids look like their Dad.
4)Buried a piece of my heart.
Family, friends, community make life meaningful.
Unexpected life. Unexpected loss. Changing expectations.
Choices, pebbles thrown into common waters.
Lidge in the ninth- no repeat.
Overcame adversity, now life is good
Traveling at the speed of life.
"Love life...because it loves you."
Still far exceeding hopes, dreams and expectations
"Lost physical ability, found new mentality."
Phillies, family, TBS: in what order?
Baby steps to accomplish all goals.
Everywhere I go I am me.
Bumpy road. Thank G-d for music.
Pink is easy! Red? That's difficult.
Learning to live, preparing to die.
I've Lived Lucky Gott Sie Danke
-Michele L. Brill
Is there another word for synonym?
Daughter, wife, mother. Blessed times three.
Came from goodness; must carry on.
Life is bigger than just you
Act now to ensure future generations
Remove anger to achieve world peace
Remove selfishness to save the planet
A world of peace and understanding
Individuality but understanding for peaceful harmony
Thoughtfulness and caring makes smiling faces (or "warms the heart")
Love security for our children's children
Selflessness Caring improves life for all
Good health,family and friends. L'chaim
"I cried, I tried, I learned"
I LOVE THE LIFE I LEAD!!!
My strength comes from my family.
Literacy education providing opportunities for all.
Growing from challenges, glass always full.
Life lived in stages - never dull.
-Cantor Jen Cohen
The bus that changed my life.
Be loved, be loving, be yourself.
Life is short, eat dessert first!
-Wendy Mass - as quoted by Emily Kates