Our first Pesach in Israel

This post originally appeared in the Princeton-Mercer Bucks New Jersey Jewish News:  At home abroad: our family’s first Pesach in Israel   This is the first time in at least nine years that I didn’t make any apple kugel for the Passover seder. I didn’t make it because Max Goldfarb from East Windsor wasn’t at my…

Moving is nuts….

I have to be out of my house by Friday. My aliyah date isn’t until July 22nd, but we won’t be here. We are going back to my parents’ house/summer getaway/magical place on Cape Cod first. Uprooting your life to move with school-aged children is honestly crazy. Finding a way to say goodbye to your…

Trust Fall

Wow. I have been gone a really, really long time.  I think I may have mentioned once or twice (or a hundred times) that we are moving (back) to Israel. Everything else has experienced some neglect, not just the blog. I hope to make up for it, all while sharing tremendous mountain views from the…

Vacation

I am on my way to a five day vacation with three women I know from elementary and middle school. We come from very diverse backgrounds and have chosen very different paths in life. Our lives and get together could probably qualify for some mid-life chick flick. The vacation is a reunion for all of…