About Us

Balabusta's Daily Organizer 2012 cover Sara ShaposhnikSara Shaposhnik created The Balabusta's Daily Organizer in 2008 when she realized that, in addition to not showing most Jewish holidays, the inspirational quotes in the planner she was using were completely secular. She lives with her husband and eight children in Oak Park, Michigan.

Ellene Ellene Newman creates the layout for The Balabusta's Daily Organizer, and for this website. She has been an instructor at Maalot Baltimore for the last 13 years, where she teaches Adobe Photoshop, Digital Illustration, and Publication Design. Ellene also is a space planner, specializing in design for kitchens, baths, basements and more; as well as for elders and special needs situations.

Ellene and her husband have 2 grown sons, one wonderful daughter-in-law and a one and a half grandchildren, and share their bustling home with Ellene's elderly mother and their 11-year-old foster son. To see more of Ellene's work, please visit her website at design613.com

Weekly and Monthly
Jewish and Secular Calendars
Easy to Use, and
Loaded with Features


The Balabusta's Daily Organizer contains — of course — weekly and monthly calendars for 16 months, and much more. Each weekly spread has plenty of room to write down your schedule and appointments. All Jewish and American holidays are noted, as well as the weekly Parsha. The weekly pages also have ToDo lists, shopping lists, menu plans, and an inspiring quote.

In addition,The Balabusta's Daily Organizer contains many useful quick reference features:

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