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I began my writing life as a children’s book author in 1976 with Tom Seaver: Portrait of a Pitcher and The George Foster Story. My passions veered from baseball to Jewish holidays, a grave disappointment to my sons. After 20 years of writing books for young people, I took the plunge and went to the Academy for Jewish Religion and was ordained in 1998. Although I’d gotten a B.A. from UCLA and a teaching credential from USC, my seminary days were my happiest academic experience.
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Calling upon writers and seekers! If you’ve longed to tell the story of your life and want to tell the best version, this is the course that will take you though the seasons of your life with the imagery of flowing water. In the quiet eddies of your stories, you’ll drift through hidden memories and learn their wisest meaning. Hopefully, what bubbles up in the time together will richly occupy you for the rest of your life – and become the legacy you leave behind.

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New!! Rabbi Malka's new book.

Embracing Wisdom: Soaring in the Second Half of Life.

I’m delighted to announce my new book with my co-author Nadya Gross

Embracing Wisdom: Soaring in the Second Half of Life.

Based upon the pioneering work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the book presents aging in the 21st Century as the newest frontier in human development. It sets a path and purpose for the boomer generation to complete life successfully and leave a legacy to future generations.

Embracing Wisdom is now available on, and

"Legacy of Wisdom"

from Living Tao is a non-profit project to help redefine the role of elders in society…. This short film is a glimpse of answers from 7 of the people we have interviewed to date. For further information on this project contact Jay Goldfarb ( or Tom Valente ( Your support and interest is appreciated.” video courtesy of Living Tao

Featuring interviews with Ram Dass, Reb Zalman, Rabbi Malka Drucker, Roshi Joan Halifax, Bob Atchley, Mary Catherine Bateson, Al Kaszniak.

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