Lisa was born in 1957 in Maryland. She was adopted by her parents and was an only child. After graduating from high school, she went to work in a restaurant. Lisa continued to live in her parents’ home until they passed away. Before their passing, her parents divorced and her father remarried. She became very close with her step mom. Both she and her step mom wanted to live in Florida to get away from the cold so Lisa moved in with a roommate in Palm Beach, and found a job working in a restaurant again. After her roommate left, her step mom advised her to move into an ALF to get the care that she needed. This year Lisa stared coming to the TOP classes. She realized that although she was Jewish, she knew very little about Judaism and wanted to know where she came from. Lisa commented that the few time that she needs to miss a class for one reason or another are very frustrating for her. She looks forward to them each week!