THE LETTERS PROJECT: A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY

THE LETTERS PROJECT: A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY

THE LETTERS PROJECT: A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY By Eleanor Reissa The Letters Project is about big history, the Holocaust, but it is also an extraordinarily intimate personal narrative—a rare blend of informative, poignant, excruciating, startling, humorous, and ultimately inspiring storytelling. In 1986, when her mother died at the age of sixty-four, Eleanor Reissa went through all of … Continued

Installation of Senior Cantor Emma Lutz

Installation of Senior Cantor, Emma LutzFriday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. | In-person and Online Since joining Stephen Wise Temple & Schools in 2016, Cantor Emma Lutz has made a significant mark on the Wise community. She has guided our Wise School students, mentored our youth, shared moments of joy and sorrow with our families, and brought beautiful, … Continued

Niver In PRINT: Blog Bytes January 2022 Jewish Journal

Thank you to the Jewish Journal for publishing me online for over a decade. Since they resumed print publication in Fall 2021, I have been in the Blog Bytes section more than sixteen times! Here are the three issues that I was in during January 2022: Jewish Journal Jan 7, 2022: p.30 From my article, … Continued

A Soviet Childhood in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Thank you to Julia Bendis for sharing this excerpt from her book, No Smiling Allowed: Growing up in Soviet Russia and other funny stories from a Jewish immigrant. ABOUT NO SMILING ALLOWED: This book is a comedic take on life in the former Soviet Union, as an immigrant in America. Bendis has compiled many years … Continued

Road Trip READY: Genesis GV70 to Joshua Tree

During COVID, I have taken two amazing California road trips. My first was in a Genesis G80 to Death Valley National Park. Not only was it my first time to Death Valley but it was my first time in a Genesis which we all LOVED! Recently, for President’s Weekend 2022, I went to Joshua Tree … Continued

Women’s History Month: READ Woman On Fire

From the author of the award-winning FUGITIVE COLORS and THE UNBREAKABLES, WOMAN ON FIRE is a gripping tale of a young, ambitious journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centered around a Nazi-looted masterpiece—forcing the ultimate showdown between passion and possession, lovers and liars, history and truth. WOMAN ON FIRE summary from HarperCollins Publishers After talking her way into a … Continued

Niver In PRINT: Blog Bytes December 2021 Jewish Journal

Thank you to the Jewish Journal for publishing me online for over a decade. Since they resumed print publication in Fall 2021, I have been in the Blog Bytes section more than sixteen times! Here are the three issues that I was in during December 2021: Jewish Journal Dec 3, 2021: p.30 During COVID, have … Continued

Hamantashen for HOPE and more ways to HELP Ukraine

You can help by BAKING: Hamantashen are a symbolic cookie for the holiday of Purim – a time of reflection about destructive megalomaniacs and triumph of good over evil. Ukrainians are, in real time, facing a modern-day Haman in Vladimir Putin. Let’s do what we can to help. FROM NOSHER at My Jewish Learning: To … Continued

HuffPost Personal: ‘My Octopus Teacher’ Was Mesmerizing But … 🚫✋🐙

🚫✋🐙THANK YOU HUFFPOST PERSONAL and amazing editor, Noah Michelson, for publishing my story! 🚫✋🐙 ‘My Octopus Teacher’ Was Mesmerizing But There’s 1 Thing That Deeply Troubled Me As a dive master, I just couldn’t stop thinking about the potentially dangerous message viewers might take away from the Oscar-winning film.By Lisa Ellen Niver 02/26/2022 09:04am EST Recently, Jacinta … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel