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Rabbi Tziona Szajman

Rabbi Tziona Szajman, Timothy Olivieri, and Daughter Eliyana
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Rabbi Tziona Szajman, her husband Timothy Olivieri, and their daughter Eliyana Bracha Nuhamin Olivieri.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Rabbi Tziona Szajman is a graduate of McGill University and The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.  She grew up in an artistic family who provided her with a lifelong love of Judaism and community building.  She spent two years living and learning in Jerusalem where she developed a love of modern midrash.

Visit Rabbi Szajman's blog to read more. 

Blog posts

Challah

Times of Need and Kneading: On Making Challah When Nothing Else Helps

I pinched off a small piece of the dough, wrapped it in aluminum foil, and cupped it in my hands. I closed my eyes and gave thanks for my blessings, my husband and my beautiful daughter, and asked God to watch over and protect them. I threw the parcel into the bottom of the hot oven and returned to the table to braid two challot for Shabbat. It was the first time I had ever made challah and the first peace I had felt all week.

Topics: Family, Food
Tziona Szajman with her daughter Eliyana

Now That I'm a Mommy, Can I Keep My Women Friends?

I didn't anticipate losing friends when I became a mom. Perhaps I was naive, perhaps I was too focused on achieving a dream. Years of infertility treatments followed by years waiting for our adopted daughter took their toll. Being around young families then was painful, so I built close relationships with women who had chosen not to have children. Some had fertility issues, some not. All felt judged by society for not "achieving motherhood." 

Topics: Children, Mothers

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