July 2010 Archives

My very first classroom teaching position was at Beit Rabban in New York City. The school was founded by Dr. Devora Steinmetz, a brilliant and inspiring educational leader. My own philosophy of Jewish education was so deeply influenced by hers …Read More

Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the earth. But we helped a little bit too. As you can see, we are very proud.

Tomorrow, my husband and I will celebrate our eighth anniversary. Our wedding was, without a doubt, the happiest day of my life. (Yes, having children brings me at least as much joy as having a husband, but after two c-sections, …Read More

The Jewish Blog Carnival, that is. Hosted this week by my friend, Rachel, aka ima2seven, Haveil Havailim is a roundup of all that went on this week in the Jewish blogosphere. There are no rides and no cotton candy, so …Read More

Written for The PJ Library  August e-newsletter Do you know that sinking, slightly nauseous, feeling you get when you and your kids return from a hot, lazy day of swimming and spitting watermelon seeds, only to find a back-to-school sale …Read More

Last week, just before we left for Cape Cod, I explained to my daughters that the family we were about to visit were Orthodox Jews. “Do you know what that means?” I asked. They both shook their heads no. I …Read More

If you live on the east coast, as I do, baking challah is probably the last thing on your mind. Because we don’t have central air conditioning, I avoid turning on my oven whenever the temperature goes above eighty degrees, …Read More

There are many wonderful ways to celebrate the Fourth of July as a family – parades, cookouts, beach vacations, camping trips, and of course, fireworks. (Watching them, not setting off your own, if you have any brains at all.)  While …Read More

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I love our town. No longer spending more than half of my waking hours at work, I’ve had time to rediscover one of the reasons I fell …Read More