Michele Schipper

Michele Schipper is the Chief Operating Officer of the ISJL.


Articles by Michele Schipper

“Michele’s Banana Pudding”

Or, how a dessert becomes a tradition

Don’t Forget This Important Holiday Gift

This is a crazy time of year. Life is hectic. We’re working and scheduling those last few very important meetings ...

Giving Gelt: Starting A Family Giving Circle (Part 2)

Around Hanukkah this past year, my family decided to start our own giving circle. Sitting around the kitchen table, armed with ...

A Painting of Pain & The Responsibility of Remembrance

As we prepare to commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, I’ve been thinking about my father- in- law, Leon Schipper, ...

Giving Gelt: Starting A Family Giving Circle This Season (Part 1)

Thanksgiving 2015: We had a full house down here in Jackson, Mississippi, with all of our kids home for the ...

Friday Night Lights Vs… Friday Night Lights

“Where’s your family?” A friendly “old timer” asked me at Friday night services a couple of weeks ago. When you’re ...

Our Mississippi Rosh Hashanah Table

Our table was once too big for us, then we became too big for it, and now we fit almost exactly in its seats… and in future years, with grandkids and the ongoing cycle of celebrations, we will outgrow it again.

Graduation 2015: A [Jewish] Family Affair

This graduation season, my family is celebrating not one, not two, but three graduations. Our oldest, Alana, graduated from Indiana University. Our middle ...

“Southern & Jewish” Does Not Mean “Less Jewish”

My family flew to Los Angeles two weeks ago to attend the funeral of my father-in-law, z’’l. We had been ...

Synagogues: Also Ask “How?”

I read with interest and appreciation Ben Greenberg’s recent post “Synagogues: Begin with Why.” Lately, I’ve been thinking about the ...