Jewish Journal

  • Learning With Naomi Wolf at Stephen S. Wise Temple

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 8, 2014 | 8:44 am

    Naomi Wolf speaking at Stephen S. Wise Temple Library Lunch I believe in books and that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said the library is the greatest American institution. I am a library evangelist and was delighted to be in Los Angeles for the “It Happens Every Spring: Annual Library Lunch” at Stephen W. Wise Temple organized by... read on

  • UnRetire: Finding Your Way to Home Sweet Anywhere!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 2, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    home sweetHome Sweet Anywhere tells the story of Lynne and Tim Martin who decided that their American dream did not involve a white picket fence and a retirement of babysitting grandchildren, watching television and staying in one place.

    They sold their home and started a Home Free... read on

  • Finding Your Flow: From Survive to Thrive

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 25, 2014 | 3:10 am

    thriveIn Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive, she asks: “What is a good life?

    How do you find a flow to move from simply surviving to loving every minute of your life and thriving?

    Huffington says: “To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for,... read on

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Exploring Tune Hotels

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 20, 2014 | 9:10 pm

    tune KL night

    Traveling in Asia has been our life for the last eighteen months. George and I love to fly on Air Asia, they have great fares and fly everywhere we want to go. They are to Asia what Southwest Airlines is to the United States; a reliable low cost carrier with many flights. ... read on

  • Guam: “The Hub of Micronesia” Hafa Adai

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 18, 2014 | 8:00 am

    Guam UnderWaterWorld cool colors

    As our airplane descended toward Guam after departing Palau’s International airport in the wee hours of the morning, I reflected on how little I knew about the U.S. territory island called Guam. I knew the island of Guam, situated in eastern Micronesia, has had a strong U.S.... read on

  • Not Your Father’s Shop Class: Learning to be a Maker at the Exploratory

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 13, 2014 | 9:22 am

    exploratoryJean Kaneko is a tinkerer. Being around her and the Exploratory, no adult or child can help himself or herself, you feel swept up in the ability to gather parts from open containers and start to make. Perhaps you are drawn to scraps of fabric to design your own plushie animal or... read on

  • The Insanely-Tested Top Ten Travel Tips for Spring

    By Richard Bangs

    March 10, 2014 | 4:16 pm

    Spring is the season hope is rekindled, when broken blades are renewed, and light washes the shadows. We can go barefoot in the grass, pluck the charms of flowers, whistle in the warming breeze, and hit the winding road.

    Jasper Bangs celebrating Spring

    But, as with any... read on

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