Author Archives: Candace Naliboff

Chag Pesach Sameach by Candace Naliboff, Director of Member Services

Apr 20

Words I wait all year to say and to hear…Happy Passover. It is the story of our passing from slavery to freedom, but it is much more even than that. It is a family ritual, a gathering of loved ones, a special meal, a reading of our history, a time to eat food we only […]

My Rainbow of Friendships by Candace Naliboff, Director of Member Services

Mar 01

In June, 2012, when I moved to Charlotte, I knew only my husband and my daughter…a daunting beginning to a new chapter of my life, especially if you know what a people person I am! I tell this story to all the new members that I meet- about how I threw myself into the temple […]

Call Me Candace by Candace Naliboff, Director of Member Services

Jan 05

Call me Candace, call me Mrs. Naliboff, call me mom…you can call me anything as long as you don’t call me late to supper.  How many of you had a mom who said that to you? I may just be talking to the folks in my age group on this one, but I clearly remember […]

Modim Anachnu Lach by Candace Naliboff, Director of Congregational Engagement

Nov 09

The first time I heard Ms. Patty sing Modim Anachnu Lach with our religious school children during t’filah on a beautiful Sunday morning, it brought that prayer to life for me in a way that I had not previously experienced. Modim anachnu lach – we give thanks, we gratefully acknowledge, we are thankful…all are words […]

Immerse Yourself in Your Life by Candace Naliboff, Director of Congregational Engagement

Sep 21

Immerse Yourself in Your Life…Whenever and However you Can I tend to immerse myself. I have always done it…with learning Spanish, counseling school children, reading Harry Potter books, cheering for the SF Giants, helping family and friends. It is who I am. When I moved here with my husband a little over four years ago, […]

Giving is a Blessing by Candace Naliboff, Director of Congregational Engagement

Aug 03

I love to give. I am passionate about giving, and whether it’s baking cookies for my new neighbors, helping in the Urban Ministries soup kitchen, or giving money to a worthy cause, I get such great pleasure from feeling like I am helping. It’s a good thing too, as it is also something we, as […]