Ellen Wagner: A generous example

by | Apr 20, 2023 | Trending News

Ellen Wagner, and Dani and Amy Weinstein.

If I had to sum up my mother in one word, it would be generous. My mom, Ellen Wagner, is generous with her love, her time, and her knowledge. She is always willing to open her home to anyone who might be alone for the holidays, she has a hard time saying no to volunteer commitments, and she loves her grandkids as much as she loves me and my brothers (perhaps even more!).
My dad once told me that everything good he has in his life, he has because of my mom – I’m not sure she has heard him say that, but I fully agree.
My mother is my sounding board, my biggest cheerleader, my personal shopper, and my emergency back-up for childcare. She is my role model and her commitment to her com-munity and synagogue set the stage for me – I naturally fell into Jewish communal service and development because my mom taught me to be generous, just as she still is today.
-Amy Weinstein