Amazing New Year’s Eve in Cartagena (Slideshow)

My wife Lisa and I had already had already spent a few days in Cartagena and a couple of weeks in Colombia, all the while awaiting New Year’s Eve. Since we’d had a very disappointing New Years celebration a few years back in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, we were ready for a true party … Continued

Uncovering Jewish Morocco: Video Clips

Sunset in Marrakesh I promised to share my travel talk, “Uncovering Jewish Morocco” with you! The video clips below are from my recent talk at Stephen S Wise Temple in March. More segments will be uploaded in the future. Many people have asked to travel with us and now we have a trip available. Please … Continued

Love, Life and Travel

“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. … Continued

Connecting to Earth Day Through Family Activities

April 22 is Earth Day. What will you do to celebrate our planet? With so many options out there, what will you choose? I’d like to share a few of my favorites that teach our children and show that we can make a difference. With snowfall last month in the San Fernando Valley for the … Continued

Relentless and Reluctant about Travel

Lisa Niver Rajna at Uncovering Jewish Morocco Travel talk My travel talk last week could have been a total bust. That was essentially what one Rabbi told me on December 2, 2010,  What is the worst-case scenario? Can you live with doing this talk if you have a small group size? Of course, the best … Continued

Mask of Purim: Showing Up

The upcoming holiday of Purim and the story of Esther remind me to reveal myself and take off my mask.  Many Jews celebrate Purim by dressing up and putting on a mask. The semester I lived in Jerusalem, was the first time I saw Purim could be as large a celebration as Halloween in Los … Continued

Oh the Places you Can go: Morocco

Uncovering Jewish Morocco Lisa Niver Rajna will share travel tips for and information about the Jewish side of Morocco and Marrakech tours. By Amy Sommer  |  March 06, 2011 We’ve heard so much about North African turmoil of late that it is easy to forget that this part of the world is the cradle of history for most … Continued

May the Force be with You: Physical Science and your Child

Creating a building with gumdrops  The California Department of Education states “We are all born with natural curiosity about our world. Science is an extension of this curiosity. When we read about a new discovery, watch a bird fly, or think about how something works, we are doing science. When we pursue knowledge we are … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel