Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Home Shuling’ Category

Just before New Year’s Eve, we made a trip to Kansas City for cousin Stella‘s Bat Mitzvah! Aside from the joy of watching Stella lead a service and turn 13 on the same day, we also got the added bonus of some time to dart out to get some yummy BBQ and see the American Jazz Museum. Now that Ezra has made the move to Louis Armstrong Middle School, it was extra fun seeing all the info on our own musical great in the museum – while also learning about the (new to us) Kansas City jazz scene. Of course in the end, Zoe was sad to leave the cousin crew – and we can’t wait to see them again.

img_4269

enjoying the Jazz Museum

img_4276

img_4279

and some of its instruments

img_4275img_4276img_4270img_4271img_4267img_4272img_4273

screen shot 2019-01-03 at 2.04.22 pm

and of course, the bat mitzvah girl herself!

screen shot 2019-01-03 at 2.04.37 pm

Mazel Tov cousin Stella!

img_4283

Zoe was too sad to leave, and tried to hide in the hotel coat closet ; (

 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

I do love this crazy, orange month with it’s hot and cold flashes and … hopefully… some changing leaf foliage soon.  We’ve been building a sukkah at our synagogue and enjoying the last of the Jewish New Year holidays and atoning.  Our synagogue is in Flushing Queens, surrounded by Chinatown which – as it turns out – Chinese Harvest Festival is going on at the same time as Sukkot.  And if you haven’t seen all the crazy Halloween costumes on social media lately, you must stop in at Target to try them on.  Zoe can’t get enough of dress up:

IMG_9735IMG_9744IMG_9748

Chinese Harvest Festival – dancers at the Flushing Queens MallIMG_9753

You know you wanna try one!IMG_9760IMG_9761IMG_9764IMG_9769

Read Full Post »

We were hellbent on frolicking in waves while we can … even Louie enjoyed the beach in Sagaponack and smelled like sea air for a weekend.  Zoe loved having mosquito netting .. er, ‘princess canopy’ .. on her bed.  I don’t think we could find a better spot of ‘moving water’ for Tashlich!  (Don’t know what tashlich is? Click here).  The waves were huge like the day we got married in this same spot and – I’m not lying – the sky really was that pink during sunset hour:

 

IMG_9564IMG_9570IMG_9572IMG_9578

(this pix of my loves by Greg Kessler)IMG_9621IMG_9647IMG_9669

Read Full Post »

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.38.56 PM

Read Full Post »

Cousins Alison and Stella took us to the Mitzvah Garden near there synagogue, where we learned a thing or two about collecting water in rain barrels and planting vegetables for summer!  I plan on using some info I gleaned about keeping purple martins around with bird feeders .. so that they will linger to eat all our bugs!

IMG_2638

IMG_2641

Ezra getting zen with some small planting

IMG_2642IMG_2643IMG_2644IMG_2649IMG_2650

Read Full Post »

We’ve had the cold weather visit us again… which means more museum going for us.  The Jewish Museum has a funky collection of art by Jewish artists – anything from robots to bicycle art can be viewed here, as well as a whole floor of older and new relics and Judaica  (menorahs galore!) from Israel and around the world.

 

dlAttach.phpdlAttach-1.phpdlAttach-2.phpdlAttach-3.phpdlAttach-4.phpdlAttach-5.phpdlAttach-6.php

Read Full Post »

Our Hanukkah party brought out a lot of people! A party of 115 folks… And what an excellently fun and diverse group we are. I loved the mass candle lighting the most, and of course Zoe loved the face painting.

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 1.31.36 PM

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 1.31.46 PM

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 1.31.54 PM
image003 This collage of photos by Alan Brava.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »