Monthly Archives: November 2013

David Letterman Style Top 10 Ways to Know You Have Found the Perfect Gift


David Letterman Style Top 10 Signs You’re Holding the Perfect Chanukah Gift

Since Thanksgiving & Hanukkah haven’t fallen on the same date since 1888 & won’t for 77,798 years, many people are scrambling to find gifts in time. The Top 10 Signs You Are Holding the Perfect Gift can help.

– WEBWIRE – Monday, November 25, 2013

People have barely finished celebrating the High Holidays and Thanksgivica is 2 days away. Finding gifts for this once in 70 millenniums event isn’t easy.Menorah Park Center for Senior Living & clinical psychologist and author, Dr. Barbara Lavi, want to reduce the stress with a David Letterman style video: The Top 10 Signs You Are Holding the Perfect Chanukah Gift.

Dr. Lavi believes, “When great things come together, amazing things happen.” The moon aligned two important holidays and she decided to bring a few more good things into the mix. She put her best selling ebook, The Wake Up and Dream Challenge, on sale November 23rd – 30th. “By lowering the price,” she says,“I hope people will give it to everyone who wants to reach their dreams.” Here’s what readers say:

  • “Dr. Lavi’s ideas stayed with me all these years & helped me…through an even more frightening time of horrific cancer treatments. I would not be who I am today without her help & guidance.” L.D. 
  • “I feel better than I have in years!…Consider your profession well chosen & your job well done. You changed my life!” J.C.P.

Dr. Lavi didn’t stop there. “Since Chanukah symbolizes freedom & miracles,” she states, “ I ’m giving half the profits from every copy of The Wake Up and Dream Challenge sold to support a miraculous program, Menorah Park’s D.R.E.A.M. Program.”  Sherry Gavanditti who works at Menorah Park, reports they have “made many of their residents final years, golden years. They’ve helped launch an acting career, sponsored art exhibits, motorcycle & helicopter rides for their 70 – 90+ year old residents.” Dr. Lavi hopes the sale will also inspire similar programs at other facilities around the nation.

David Letterman, take note this is more than just a funny list of ways to find the perfect gift, it can help make dreams happen at any age!


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Press Release: Chanukah Dayenu & Chanukah Countdown Sale



Chanukah Dayenu, Is It Chanukah, Thanksgiving or Passover?

Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song has some competition. People are confused by Chanukah & Thanksgiving coming together this year. A new song will help prepare for the holiday quickly. In addition, it will help senior citizens reach their dreams.

WEBWIRE – Friday, November 22, 2013

Weston CT & Beachwood OH USA

The senior citizens at Menorah Park Center for Senior Living have a lot to sing about this holiday season.  In conjunction with a fundraiser, The Chanukah Countdown sale of The Wake Up and Dream Challenge on Amazon November 23rd – 30th, they have a new Chanukah song that will give Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song a run for the money. Chanukah Dayenu can be heard on YouTube.

Chanukah Dayenu and the Chanukah Countdown sale is a joint project prepared by author Dr. Barbara Lavi to help Menorah Park.  Since Chanukah comes early this year, coinciding with Thanksgiving, people are scrambling to make their Chanukah gift purchases. The song offers a solution to this unique dilemma with a “more than sufficient,”  the translation of the word, Dayenu, gift. The humorous song shows how to find the perfect gift that needs no postage, wrapping, or trips to the mall.

Psychologist & author, Dr. Lavi states that, “the song is meant to be funny, but the sale supports a serious program which helps residents accomplish their dreams & teaches every reader self help techniques I developed over the course of my career as a clinical psychologist.”  Therefore, for one week, she is offering a Chanukah discount (30 – 50% off the regular price of $9.95) on her best selling Kindle self-help book, The Wake Up and Dream Challenge. The ebook can be downloaded to any computer, ipad or smart phone & sent to anyone with an e-mail address. One half of the profits from each book sold will be donated to Menorah Park’s D.R.E.A.M. Program.

The D. R. E. A. M. Program has helped residents like, Hy Snell make their life long dreams reality. Hy, who is legally blind, dreamt of a career as an artist. In 2011, the D.R.E.A.M. Program sponsored Hy’s first art show at the age of 92 complete with television coverage. Now he is getting calls from around the world. Hy is just one of the seniors from Menorah Park who have been helped to accomplish their life dreams.


How to Prevent Bullying of the Blind & Visually Impaired: Dr. Barbara Lavi on Blind Matters Radio 11/9/13 at 3PM EST



Dr. Barbara Lavi, Clinical Psychologist & Author, will be interviewed live on Blind Matters Radio Saturday 11/9/13 at 3 PM. Dr. Lavi is a clinical consultant to The Blind Judo Foundation, one of the dream nonprofit organizations featured in & benefiting from her book, The Wake Up and Dream Challenge.

She will be discussing the disturbing rise in bullying in our society. Since bullies pick on those they see as weak, it is important for the blind & visually impaired & their parents & teachers to discover ways to strengthen their self confidence & ability to deter bullies. Feel free to call in 800-788-9575 & ask questions on this important subject. 

Blind Matters is the first syndicated radio show of its kind in the country….an all talk show catering to the visually impaired & the blind. Entertaining & informative. 

Laugh & learn with Michael Golder, the show’s host. What makes this show unique is that the host, many of the guests & some of the advertisers are also visually impaired or blind.  The show airs live every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm EDT. Listen to Blind Matters on these stations: 1520am WBZW – THE BIZ – Orlando, Florida OR Listen live directly Home Page. Just click on livestream button & you will be linked directly to the program at 1520am.