Notes From The Chair

September Message from the Chair – Nancy Axelrod

September Message from the Chair – Nancy Axelrod

This summer has been a time of awakening for so many of us. In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Armaud Arbery, and countless others, as well as the Black Lives Matter protests that have propelled people across the globe to confront racism, I have been...

August Message from the Chair, Nancy Axelrod

Growing up, Pollyanna was one of my favorite books. I so loved the little girl who saw the bright side in everything. It was until I got older that I realized that the word “Pollyanna” had become a pejorative, as in “You’re such a Pollyanna,” or “That’s a bit...

July 2020 – Message from the Chair, Nancy Axelrod

   The saying “in every crisis there is opportunity” typifies where the Center for Contemporary Mussar finds itself today.  The twin crises confronting our nation – the Coronavirus pandemic and the reckoning of racial inequities as a public health crisis – along with...

Message From the Chair – June

Breath.  Will we ever again take breath for granted?  After a vicious new virus has targeted the lungs and robbed so many of their life-sustaining breath?  After the whole world watched 8 minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd pleading “I Can’t Breathe” as police...