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by Dikla Kadosh

April 16, 2008 | 6:24 pm

The Calendar Girl’s blog is written by Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin


Dikla Kadosh

  • Age: 26
  • Gender: Female
  • Astrological Sign: Cancer
  • Zodiac Year: Rooster
  • Industry: Communications or Media
  • Occupation: Journalist
  • Location: Encino : CA : United States

About Me

They say your name is your identity, and in my case, the adage is fitting. Dikla means palm tree in Hebrew and I share many qualities with the tropical tree: I thrive in warm climates such as Southern California, where I grew up, and Israel, where I was born. I am deeply connected to my faith, as the palm tree, symbolizing peace and plenty, is deeply rooted in Judaism. I am a nurturer and intuitively provide comfort and aid to friends, family and strangers, as the palm tree has provided shade, sustenance and protection from the harsh desert winds for centuries. I am flexible and willing to bend with the changing winds, but it takes one hell of a storm to break me. And like the majestic palm tree that lines the streets of Beverly Hills, I like to stand tall and stand out, be a leader, but a gentle one.


  • Israeli folk dancing
  • documentaries
  • religion
  • the Jewish community
  • magazine publishing
  • reading novels
  • arts and crafts
  • Israeli current events
  • hiking
  • journalism

Favorite Movies

  • Good Will Hunting
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Robin Hood Men in Tights and many more

Favorite Music

  • Harel Scott
  • Rita
  • Sagiv Cohen
  • Eyal Golan
  • Idan Raichel Project
  • Garth Brooks
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Tim McGraw

Favorite Books

  • All-time favorite: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Danielle Berrin

  • Gender: Female
  • Astrological Sign: Aries
  • Occupation: Student of Life
  • Location: Santa Monica : California : United States

About Me

Born in the sticky heat of the Everglades region, where hurricanes whirl by every summer and mojitos are as ubiquitous as water, I was raised in a loving family on a green acre enclosed within a hedge of oak, ficus and palm trees. The year-long summers of Florida meant my recent move to Los Angeles wouldn’t be too shocking - I was merely trading hurricanes for earthquakes, humidity for smog. But I didn’t come here for the weather, it’s just an added benefit. I ventured across the country because Hollywood is where dreams come true, and although I am woman of many passions, I find myself enjoying the pursuit of journalism. “And however hard I tried to put words between myself and the world, I couldn’t find any that were suitable to clothe things anew; because all my words were hard and freshly hewn: saying them was like laying down so many stones.” -Italo Calvino


  • Experimental and avant garde film
  • modern art
  • New Urbanism
  • Literature
  • Torah
  • Israel
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Surrealism
  • Postmodernism

Favorite Movies

  • Decasia: The State of Decay
  • Dog Star Man
  • In Order Not To Be Here
  • Strip Mall Trilogy
  • Noema
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Ballet Mecanique
  • Le petit soldat
  • Night and Fog
  • La guerre est finie
  • The Saddest Music in the World
  • Faster Pussycat…Kill! Kill!
  • Unfaithful
  • Scenes From a Marriage
  • In the Mood For Love
  • 2046
  • Daisies
  • A bout de souffle
  • Hiroshima mon Amour
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