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Amazing New Year’s Eve in Cartagena (Slideshow)

George Rajna

April 10, 2011 | 12:01 pm

Fireworks in the Old Town, Cartagena

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... read on

  • Uncovering Jewish Morocco: Video Clips

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 7, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    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 join us in Morocco next April 2012! We have 18 more spaces and would love you to join us! Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions or for more information.

  • Mishloach Manot of Song from Maccabeats

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 31, 2011 | 9:53 am

    In my article, Mask of Purim, I talked about why I usually do not wear a costume. After all that discussion, I did wear one and I was Wonder Esther this year. One of my favorite things this year was the song, Raise Your Glass as done by the Maccabeats. I wanted to share it with all of you! Take off your mask and celebrate early and often! Maccabeats: Raise Your Glass!

  • Relentless and Reluctant about Travel

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 27, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    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 case is your talk is to lots of people.

    I... read on

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  • Uncovering Jewish Morocco

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 20, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    Get inspired about traveling to Morocco. Let your senses linger over Sephardic music, and learn new tales of your Jewish roots. Hear ideas about where to travel, what to bring and why you should go. See highlights of a recent 3-week journey and receive samples of your own possible... read on

  • Mask of Purim: Showing up

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 15, 2011 | 10:30 am

    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... read on

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