Free Birthday Fitness

Great things about having a birthday: 1. People you haven’t talked to in years will write on your facebook wall to wish you well 2. People you talk to regularly will do something nice to reinforce your mutual affection for one another 3. FREE STUFF Lots of restaurants give you a free dessert (and haven’t … Continue reading

It’s a Deal

As evidenced by my past enthusiasm for Groupons and free stuff, I am a sucker for a good deal. Is it necessary to receive multiple emails daily from Living Social and Groupon? No. Is it necessary to treasure my Costco membership as though it were the last water bottle on a deserted island? No. But … Continue reading

Shanah Tovah!

This past Thursday and Friday were Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Jerusalem was completely abuzz with preparation for the holiday – especially since the holiday would be immediately followed by Shabbat, meaning essentially all stores would be closed for three days! Noah and I went to the grocery store three times in preparation (partly … Continue reading

Emek Refaim Food Finds

As mentioned previously, Emek Refaim is the  main road going through the German Colony in Jerusalem. The street is packed with shops, restaurants, cafes, and people from places including – but not limited to – the United States, France, England, Germany, and of course Israel. Emek Refaim is only about a 10 minute walk from my … Continue reading

Late Morning in LAX

I woke up this morning at 5:00am to catch a flight to Los Angeles. I’m in LA to complete a Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults through Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. I honestly can’t say enough great things about the program – I have learned SO much, everything has felt … Continue reading