Sybil Sanchez is a recuperating Jewish communal professional. Having worked for several international organizations on human rights and antisemitism, plus on Jewish communal policy regarding climate change and other issues, she now works as a communications and marketing coordinator for a donor breast milk bank and lives up in the Catskills.
Now that the New Year is upon us, it’s time to kick my yiddishe mamma tushie into gear. We are recuperating from the lingering malaise of our family Christmas visit with our Christian in-laws. The…two holidays coinciding made it even worse, stirring up my not-very-latent, seemingly genetic Jewish guilt. Not only did we have our annual Christmas Eve gift-giving and tree, but my 4-year-old was exposed to hours of television, including many Christmas specials. We had to alternatively force and entice her to watch Hanukah programs as well. Somehow… >> Read More