Archive for February, 2014

Grandparent Trips: The Ultimate Trips

Posted on February 16th, 2014

In today’s world, where physical need or want are basically irrelevant, Cynthia and I decided that each of our four grandchildren would be blessed with two things at the same time. First, each would spend a goodly amount of time with fun-loving, adventurous, cool grandparents. And two, each would be away from their overly demanding, non-understanding archaic parents.

On Grandparents and Legacy Statements

Posted on February 16th, 2014

By Sharon Morton As Ziknay Nate prepares to work on a grandparents project that speaks about leaving a legacy to our grandchildren, I thought I would share part of the  legacy statement I have written to my children and grandchildren.  The following is just one of the stories from 12 stories that make up my […]

Why Ziknay NATE Chose to Work with Grandparents

Posted on February 13th, 2014

By Lindsay – granddaughter of Melvin Luterman, a member of Ziknay NATE When I think of my grandparents, I think of a book filled with everything Edgar Allen Poe has ever written, and how that led me to love one of my favorite writers of all time. I think of countless days at the mall […]

Ziknay NATE Meeting – March 18-20

Posted on February 13th, 2014

Please let us know if you will be attending the Ziknay ARJE meeting prior to the ARJE Kallah next month.   The meeting is set for March 18, beginning at 6pm through March 20, ending at noon. The meeting is in Deerfield in Sharon Morton’s home – please RSVP to Sharon ( or 847-477-2955) to […]

Why I Joined Ziknay NATE

Posted on February 13th, 2014

By Harriet Levine Vice-President, Ziknay NATE   This past June I retired from my position of 21 years as Director of Education at Woodlands Community Temple.  I had been involved in secular education since graduating from college in 1957, and in religious education since 1973. As a religious school teacher, I relied on my director […]

Welcome to the Ziknay NATE NATEnow

Posted on February 13th, 2014

This is the first time that we are sending out a few articles by Ziknay NATE-ers (and one from the granddaughter of a Ziknay NATE-er)  This is the beginning of an attempt to send the newsletter out on line.  Our deep debt of gratitude goes to Connie Reiter for having done a personal mailing for […]

Little Did I Know…

Posted on February 13th, 2014

It happened just a short time after I retired. A large and heavy envelope arrived in the mail. The return address was a real surprise. It was from an officer in the U.S. Army. I wondered why was I receiving this package?   I quickly tore open the envelope and extracted all kinds of information […]

Update from the President: NATE Regional Gatherings

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Stan and I happened to be in town and were privileged to attend the first LA Area ARJE regional gathering, hosted by Operations Co-coordinator, Lori Daitch, at her home. It was an informal gathering to connect with ARJE colleagues, share a bit about what each of us is doing and share common concerns. A special […]