My Favorite Symphony of All Time plus Where You’ll Find Me This Month

ViolinYou may not know this about me, but as a high school student I was an active participant in the Speech & Debate Club. And growing up in liberal West Los Angeles, I loved taking the unpopular side of the debate. So I travelled around town from high school to high school arguing in favor of a compulsory draft and against abortion. I had a blast.

The summer that I turned (sweet) 16, I took a brave step and traveled to Washington DC to master my debating skills in a Georgetown University summer program. I spent hours in the university library and elsewhere on Capitol Hill researching my topic and preparing for the final debate of summer school. With the passing of time, I don’t remember what I debated. I’m pretty sure it was gun control. And I was probably against. But I can’t be sure.

I do remember that this California girl was uncomfortable with the humidity, thankful for the rain, in awe of the subway system and that my red-headed roommate who played the clarinet introduced me to the Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius. In this YouTube video the symphony is artfully conducted by Leonard Bernstein and skillfully played by the Vienna Philharmonic. The final three minutes of this piece bring me to tears every. single. time. In my opinion, it is some of the best music you will ever hear. As one of the commentators on the web page wrote: “I am obsessed by this symphony. I listen to it more than any other work. Surely, the most beautiful, refined music ever written.”


But I digress.

My summer school partner and I won 2nd Place in the Debating Competition.

One thing that I always noticed about myself as a speaker is that I am really good at speaking and debating from a place of knowledge and understanding, but I am horrible at impromptu speech. And I forever admire those people who can pick up any topic and rattle on about it in an interesting, humorous and compelling way.

We are all blessed with different talents and over the years I have come to accept and develop my innate skills and use them to support others. And so it is that over the next 4 weeks you will find me speaking from a place of knowledge, experience and understanding on all things financial.

This is where you can find me and the topic on which I will be speaking:

Breaking Out of Underearning – Moving Beyond Your Financial Status Quo, the Professional Women’s Network, Thursday, January 28th at 12:45pm, at the AACI in Jerusalem.

The Almonds Trees are Blossoming – Help Your Finances Bloom, Simplify Your Finances and Live with Greater Ease and Comfort, Monday, February 1st at 8:00pm, at Beit Roga in Kochav HaShachar.

Art of Money, A Year Long Money School – I am honored to be working as a Teaching Assistant side-by-side one of my dearest money mentors, Financial Therapist Bari Tessler Linden. If you’re ready for a better relationship with your money, join us for a kinder, more conscious, healing and deeply wise way of doing your finances.

Spend a year with me and one of my favorite teachers: Registration ends soon.

Conscious Money Matters – Developing Awareness and Confidence with your Money and Taking Control of Your Financial Future, a 3-Part Seminar on Monday, February 8th, 15th and 22nd, at 6:30pm, at the AACI in Jerusalem.

If you would like more information on any of these presentations, please reach out and ASK. And generously share this information with your family and friends.

With dearest blessings,


my favorite symphony of all time plus where you'll find me this month


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