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Do svidanya Russia!

The movers came and we are moving back to the States soon. We leave tomorrow for one last crazy trip to Uzbekistan and will be back in NY on January 9th. The past two years have gone by so quickly. … Continue reading

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Romania, Romania, Romania

For the amount of traveling we have done, we have been very lucky (knock on wood) that we have had no problems. Our luggage always arrives, we have never had major delays, etc. Well leave it to one of our … Continue reading

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Synagogues in Transylvania

Michael and I recently traveled throughout Transylvania in Romania. I will do a separate blog post on some of the sites we saw including castles and pretty medieval towns. However, this one will focus on one of the unexpected surprises … Continue reading

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Holiday Party at the US Ambassador’s House

It’s the season of holiday parties! Michael and I had the pleasure of attending a party at the US Ambassador to Russia’s home, Spaso House. He and his wife hosted the American Women’s Organization’s holiday party for the members and … Continue reading

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Backstage Tour of the Bolshoi Theater

I had the amazing opportunity to participate in a backstage tour of the Bolshoi Theater. The Theater hosts one of the most renowned opera and ballet companies in the world. The current building was built in 1850 and the first … Continue reading

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Europe’s Biggest and Maybe Best Jewish Museum Opens in Moscow!

For those of you that have read my blog for the past two years, you have followed my journey to see how Jewish life has been revitalized in Russia in recent years. This month that revitalization took another huge leap … Continue reading

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Autumnal Activities in Moscow

Our time in Moscow is winding down and we have been trying to take full advantage of everything the city has to offer. Fall lasts a brief few weeks and varies between days of rain, and a few hours of … Continue reading

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Shanah Tovah 5773

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I am sorry that I have not been good about blogging about my travels recently. ┬áIn honor of Rosh Hashanah I thought I would share some highlights from Jewish sites Michael and I visited on recent travels. Georgia There have … Continue reading

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Spread Sunshine

In my last post I mentioned that I was chairing a Festival to raise money for Nastenka, which supports a pediatric oncology unit at a Moscow hospital. Today, I had the opportunity to visit the children. Before we visited the … Continue reading

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Give me an “A”, give me a “C”, give me an “F”

What does that stand for? That would be the Arts and Crafts Festival. One of the organizations I am involved with in Moscow is the American Women’s Organization (AWO), which holds an Annual Arts and Crafts Festival where all the … Continue reading

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