September 11, 2020

Hi all, 

Upcoming holidays bring out the reflection in me. So here is some reflection -  I also figured that it's been a bit since an update - there are lots of links here but, the super quick version is: I'm looking for a job, I have reflections about Dubai and just wa...

September 9, 2020

In the last few weeks I’ve had many conversations with people who were either crying, on the verge of tears, or likely had cried that morning – myself included. I’ve recognized that the theme seems to be my single friends, but it’s not owned by us in this space, trust...

September 9, 2020

A little less than one year ago I was sitting in Israel planning my upcoming trip to Dubai. I had been searching online for all things UAE. History, sightseeing, scouring the internet for any information about the Jewish community. There was one article published about...

April 8, 2020

I participated in six seders last year. Yes, six.

Among the six, was a unique experience in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the country’s second largest city, where I played a game of laser tag with young adults before sitting down for the festive meal. I spent the first night seder...

December 4, 2019

I’ve been back in Israel about two weeks and its nearly time for me to leave again. For the final time this year! I know, time really does fly. I’ll be honest, sometimes I feel so ready for this year to be over, and other times I’m nostalgic about it ending, and not re...

November 8, 2019

Here is an email I sent to folks. I've updated my email list once or twice in September about my time in Dubai, my current placement. Because of the sensitivity of the location of the community, and nature of the community staying under the radar, I've not posted much....

August 28, 2019

My time in Israel has been flying by! Having this time to settle a bit and allow myself a somewhat more “regular” schedule has been a bit of a deep breath compared to the consistent travel of the prior few months. I realized that from March through July I had not spent...

August 27, 2019

After spending two glorious weeks in Tel Aviv, relaxing, catching up on work, and living the dream a bit. It was time to get back on the road, briefly. One of the things that had been on my list since my first weeks with JDC was the idea of getting to visit Szarvas cam...

July 23, 2019

A quick delay and layover in Dubai, and I arrived in Baku with very few expectations. I was here to join an Entwine Insider trip that would travel to both Azerbaijan and Georgia for about a week. The city of Baku itself is interesting, with big modern style buildings r...

July 23, 2019

We hit the ground running in Georgia, maybe more like an in depth walking tour, but either way Tbilisi is a beautiful and cool city. Seamlessly intersecting with mountains and a bit of a mix of old and new architecture.

The visit started at the Chesed building which pro...

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