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Whether from college, high school, or even kindergarten or pre-school, graduation marks a liminal moment in our lives. A graduate is on the threshold, poised between past accomplishments and the possibilities that lie ahead. We invite you to use these resources to enhance this precious and fleeting moment.


Saying Goodbye in the Jewish Tradition

By Kami Knapp
Is a ritual for saying goodbye to a sacred text appropriate for saying goodbye to people? Jewish tradition and the Hebrew language have many ways for saying goodbye: Shalom Shalom Aleykhem L’...  more
Blog Post | May 30, 2017

Goodbye Ritual

By Kami Knapp
A ritual for saying goodbye to a sacred text or person   more

When the Finish Line Becomes a Milestone

By Emily Goldberg
The tassel on my graduation hat that upgrades me to “graduate” status fails to display the very core of my education: the journey. In just a few short weeks, I will be an alumna. Soon the...  more
Blog Post | May 29, 2013

The Odds Are, Don't Look Far

By Ariel Warmflash
I’m not good at transitions, but there is comfort in knowing that even when things are “new-ish,” I never really have to go through them alone.  I am not good at transitions. I never have...  more
Blog Post | June 7, 2012