Before I moved to Santa Fe, I met with many New Mexicans in the fields in which I practiced, including both law and mediation. One of the people I met with was Barbara Levy. She was a lovely person and we maintained contact until I left New Mexico. In the intervening years since I left, she (now calling herself Miryam) moved east and studied to become a rabbinic pastor!Miryam is now back in New Mexico, Santa Fe to be exact, and working for the Jewish Family Service of New Mexico. From Abq Jew:
Miryam leads a monthly group in the art of sacred Hebrew chanting in the style of Rabbi Shefa Gold. Her personal meditation and chanting practices provide the foundation and strength for her compassionate caring for others. She loves making art - particularly collage and altered books, freestyle dancing, and visiting with the sandhill cranes that winter over in the fields along the Rio Grande corridor. Miryam will expand the chaplaincy work currently done in Santa Fe hospitals, and plans to start a Santa Fe Grief and Loss Group.