Hamantashen for HOPE and more ways to HELP Ukraine

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

YOU Can Help Keep Ukraine’s Media Going

FUNDRAISER: Keep Ukraine’s media going Help Ukrainian media keep going! Ukraine is facing an unprecedented, full-scale war. Media across the country continue to operate under the most challenging circumstances. They have shown extraordinary courage, but the reality on the ground is that most operations cannot continue from Ukraine alone. This fundraiser is aimed at helping media relocate, set-up … Continued

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: INFO AND WAYS TO HELP

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: INFO AND WAYS TO HELP Information on the conflict In the culmination of the ongoing 8-years-long war between Russia and Ukraine, Russia has declared that it recognizes the “people’s republics” in Donbas as “independent”. This move is meant as the setup to jeopardize years of diplomatic negotiations around the conflict and disrupt peace in … Continued

YOU Can Help Rescue the Refugees at the Ukrainian Border

Are you wondering how to help the people in the Ukraine? When I travel, I always want local knowledge and fortunately two of the smartest travel people I know shared the following– Cyd Cunniff shared John Boulding‘s post, who I traveled with in Italy when he was CEO for Insight Vacations, about what Tim Pendlebury … Continued

My Chelm Story!!

By Hazzan Michael Stein Where to begin? This past Shabbes was a fantastic experience in every way!! Lighting Shabbat candles in the synagogue in Chelm, where there has not been a service for 80 years, was a humbling experience. As I explained the meaning of lighting Shabbat candles, the metaphor of bringing light again into … Continued

First Light of Hanukkah in Poland

By Hazzan Michael Stein The train from Krakow to Gdansk/Sopot/Slupsk was almost six hours, but the most comfortable ride ever. The US Infrastructure bill barely passed, which would provide an opportunity to upgrade our rail system. With food, drinks, internet, and electric outlets, the high-speed train outclasses anything we have in the US. I spent … Continued

Are You Dreaming of Italy? #WeAreInPuglia

I used to travel to Genoa to see my friends every year—except due to COVID I have been in Los Angeles since March 9, 2020 which if you are counting is now 400 days. Visit Puglia shared these treats to encourage me to dream of my return to Italy! For a marvelous Monday, smell the … Continued

Coming Home to Greece with Diane Kochilas

For an expat like me, homecomings and farewells are part of the bargain of loving two countries: Greece and the United States. New York, Athens, and the Blue Zone Greek island of Ikaria triangulate my existence, and until this past March with COVID-19, I moved fluidly between them. My back-and-forth sojourns have been so frequent … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel