April 2009 Archives

Here’s a family portrait my four year old, Zoe, drew the other day. at least she didn't make *me* bald That’s me on the left, her father in the middle, and her big sister on the right. Judging from the …Read More

I spent yesterday at a conference about teaching Hebrew to students with various learning needs. The conference wasn’t as useful as I had hoped*, but it left me thinking a lot about why, of all the second languages my children …Read More

  only bubbe gets this smile My mother came to visit this weekend so that she could be here for Grandparents Day at my five year old’s school. She lives six hours away, but I wish she lived around the corner …Read More

or close up shop altogether, after reading this wonderful piece.

(newly!) four year old: Mama, were you sad when you worked for Pharoah? me: Honey, I didn’t work for Pharoah. That was a long time ago. four year old: But you said you were in Egypt! me: Yes, but I …Read More

In another lifetime, I was an outdoor educator. My work involved taking kids to play, and sometimes live, in the woods. For several years after  college I worked as a teacher at Nature’s Classroom, a five-day residential environmental education center, …Read More

With all things Passover pretty much packed up until next year, we’ve been experiencing something of a denouement around here. I’ve been wondering what to blog about….what Jewish thing is going on in our lives now that the ultimate home-shuling …Read More

  it will look nothing like this A thousand pardons for not posting my favorite passover recipe before, or at least during, Passover, when you might have actually appreciated it. On the other hand, if you’re like me, and bought …Read More

Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.  And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go   And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted …Read More

  everyone does seder a little differently Almost every Jewish family I know, no matter its level of affiliation (or staunch non-affiliation), participates in some kind of seder. It may not take place on one of the first nights of …Read More