Notes From The Chair

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...