Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Faces of Jewish Poverty

This morning we split into small groups and went on home visits to Hesed clients. For the most part the elderly people who receive home care from the JDC can’t leave the house — due to illness, disability, or the … Continue reading

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A Song for Life

I spent part of yesterday afternoon repainting parts of the only synagogue in Khabarovsk. The synagogue is the center for Jewish life in town. In addition to the synagogue it houses the Hillel, JCC and the Hesed Center. The Hesed … Continue reading

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I have arrived in Khabarovsk

I have safely arrived in Khabarovsk. Thank goodness it was an uneventful flight. I couldn’t sleep on the plane so I caught up on bad American movies (Date Night and What Happens in Vegas). Upon arrival we have been keeping … Continue reading

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Speedo Season

Michael and I went bathing suit shopping for him in preparation for our beach vacation to Croatia. Well, we will get a few days on the beach, in addition to taking an island cruise and a day trip to Albania. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Julia…I am going to Siberia!!!

Yes, you read the subject correctly. I am going to Siberia. No, no, I am not going to a gulag and the temperature isn’t -30 degrees. I am going with a group of young professionals on a trip organized by … Continue reading

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What are you in the market for?

Whenever I leave my apartment, I am always amazed at the things I can buy on the streets of Moscow. The city has traditional kiosks that sell snack foods, magazines, soda, and of course beer. Then there are little stores … Continue reading

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Medieval Towns and Hot Trains

Michael and I spent a weekend visiting two provincial towns outside of Moscow, Vladimir and Suzdal. Before I tell you about the interesting cities, let me relay the experience of going back and forth. Our way there was fantastic, except … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday America!

Happy American Independence Day from Moscow!  This weekend I attended a Fourth of July picnic co-sponsored by the American Women’s Organization, which I am involved in, and the Moscow Softball League. It was fun to see the path to get to the picnic … Continue reading

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