Elizabeth Richman

My dad has always been an amazing father, and it's only gotten better since my own children were born. He's taught me that you never stop being a parent, no matter how old your kids are. When I need him, my dad will make the 3.5 hour trip to DC at the drop of the hat and then do some pretty extraordinary things. When my daughter was six weeks old, he spent a week getting up in the middle of the night to feed her so I could get some desperately-needed sleep. When my son has gotten sick, my dad has been there to  take him to the doctor and comfort him while my husband and I are at the jobs we need to support our family. None of this would be possible if my dad didn't have a flexible job and wasn't able to get paid while taking time out to care for his family. All dads should be able to do for their families what my dad has done for us!”

-Elizabeth Richman, Rabbi-in-Residence and Program Director