I was born in St. Louis, MO, to parents who were both born in that city. Their parents came from Poland and Lithuania, in the late 19th century flood of Jews and people from all over Europe who came to the Golden Land of America. Now all six of my children and grandchildren have lives of freedom and security in this country.

I feel that my work as a teacher and therapist has served our people and our country. Although I have lived my life in freedom and peace, and served for two years as a soldier, I know that the security and freedom we all enjoy, as Jews and as Americans, must always be guarded and watched over, in order to be preserved for our children, and for generations to come.