For the 10 years I lived in Philadelphia, I was blessed with a wonderful neighbour. Carolyn embodied generosity, openness, and caring, qualities one truly appreciates with the person with whom one shares a patio, and who could say “gesundheit” through her kitchen window to a spring sneeze from next door.
We organically became a part of each other’s lives, celebrating birthdays and holidays together, as well as supporting each other’s clans through losses and illnesses. Carolyn was a frequent guest for Shabbat, and we were regulars at her Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. [Read more…]