• Born & raised in Chicago, I attended Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston, Illinois from January 1964 through June,1966.

• Leaving the academic world by choice, I joined the corporate world for thirty years. Twenty three years I worked with Continental Airline-first as a flight attendant, then as a supervisor of flight attendants, and sixteen in Sales & Marketing. After leaving the airline industry I started my own travel agency called DG Travel. I parlayed my experience as a stewardess and staff supervisor for Continental Airlines into a travel agency specializing in group tours to Israel, Egypt and Greece.


• I served as a Christian minister in the African American community both in Chicago and Los Angeles for fourteen years. I left that world in 1996 to fulfill my spiritual yearnings and to become a Jew.

• After visiting Israel fourteen times in five years, I presented myself before the Jerusalem Beis Din-rabbinical court- as a candidate for conversion to Judaism. My halachic conversion process took two years.

• I identify with the Charedi-traditional Orthodox-community and have lived my life daily according to the mitzvots of the Torah since 1996. I presently reside in Bayit V'gan, Jerusalem and pray at the Gra shul every Shabbath & festivals.

• My Jerusalem neighborhood is far from my grandparent's & parents roots in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, but close in spirit to the sentiments of my loving family. I still maintain a close relationship with the surviving members of my family. It has been my privilege to meet many fascinating people from all walks of life.

They have influenced my appreciation for the world at large, and for the innate dignity of the human soul. My autobiography, My Sister the Jew, was published by Targum/Feldheim in 2001. Gifts of a Stranger my second book an anthology of my travels was published by Targum/Feldheim in 2004.

• I taught a tephillah-prayer- class at "Michlalet Esther", a division of Neve Yerushalayim (a women's seminary in Israel) and have traveled around the world as a speaker on behalf of my book, recently speaking at Oxford University. In terms of my professional work, I am author, lecturer and tour guide. I recently started a small business in Israel as a marketing consultant for small businesses. In addition, I specialize in motivational seminars, as well as in workshops focusing on prayer, inspiration and career objectives. I am also available for ghost writing and editing.

• In November, 2002, I lectured for Encounter. It's the largest Kiruv movement throughout England. I was the keynote speaker with the following Rabbis: Yisrael Meir Lau, Rabbi Jonathan Sachs, Rabbi Akiva Tatz, and Rabbi Lawrence Keleman.

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