Have you been writing, drawing, or creating art during this difficult time?
We would love to see it!
Please send it to CovidChronicles@NYKolAmi.org.
What makes one survive the Covid 19 virus while another dies? The painting begins this journey with two pink lungs, a shared spinal cord and heart, all framed in a textured multi-colored border. We ask these questions: Does one allow the external environment to affect the body? How does one perceive this reality? What is […]
Embracing Grey you are too young to have grey hair she said to my 40 something self triggering nascent insecurity periodically I have toyed with letting my natural color emerge always tempered by wanting to present as young as I feel now Covid has offered the opportunity to see what is safe in my mostly […]
I began to write about the losses what hasn’t been doesn’t happen but words didn’t come no I am enriched by this child this gift he is with me inside me I hear his giggles without hearing I feel his skin without touching my love reaches him because he is my grandson my grandson we […]
By Oren Milgrom-Dorfman age 11 I go outside, to watch I look through a window, to see City lights, Windows glowing like squares of sun Lampposts shining like starry skies I go outside, to watch I look through a window, to see Sunset lights, Red car lights flowing like rivers Clouds turned pink […]
By Oren Milgrom-Dorfman age 11 I am surrounded It’s a fact, it is true I am surrounded It’s good and it’s bad, it has many hues I am surrounded by people who want to check in See how I’m doing, see if I’ve had a win I am surrounded by people that say I […]
By Oren Milgrom-Dorfman age 11 I am away, as are so many people Away from my home, away from my city I am away, as anyone who can is Away in a bigger house, in a spread-out city I am away, and I’m seeing new things All kinds of new birds, the Scarlet […]
By Ed Yeaker I read a moving rhyme… about the passing of our time Tho’ summoning a tear It shouted we’re still here With the virus there’s dealing For the days we’re stealing A blessing that’s been granted Not to be taken for granted So follow the guidelines without fear And give thanks to God […]
By Susan Ross In uncertain times, there are religious and lay people, who hold others together- spiritually, physically, or both-so that everyone may come through calamities stronger in mind and body. These unique individuals may bring people together with religious classes or services, sustaining us on spiritual journeys to a better tomorrow, or with calls, […]
By Michael Zweig Counting the days of this self-imposed exile by weeks now. The anomie of days, and time. Strange, but was it always that way, before the exile? Before the days melded one into the next? And before each day’s sunset became a sad reminder, of lost dreams and lives? Yet as I now […]
Once upon a time in the springtime of the year 2020, the earth had a visitor. It was an unwelcome visitor, a virus called Covid-19. It’s called a coronavirus because “corona” means “crown” in Latin. And the virus looks like it’s wearing a spiky crown. This virus made people very sick and it spread very […]
Each year, the four and five year old children in Congregation Kol Ami’s ECP, spend much of their time exploring nature in a year-round outdoor education program called Teva which translates to nature in hebrew. They learn to appreciate everything that Mother Nature has blessed us with by tending to three garden beds, tapping maple […]
By Jess Lorden
By Jess Lorden