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An American Odyssey (Part 4)

3 Shevat 5772 – January 26, 2012
“Remember the Alamo” was an important lesson in history class when I was a child and this was our first visit. It was a bit unimpressive but we enjoyed the History Channel movie about the Alamo in one of the rooms.

Build A Bear

1 Shevat 5772 – January 24, 2012
My son can never get enough of his cozy teddy bears. So, for his birthday party last year we created an "in house" build-a-bear factory.

Chanukah In Utah

28 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012

An American Odyssey (Part 3)

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
After a good meal in Houston Thursday night, we spent the evening at the Quality Inn near the Space Center. Early Friday morning we left for the Space Center so that we could get an early start before Shabbat.

OU West Coast Convention

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012

Local Executive Attends OU Conference

4 Tevet 5772 – December 29, 2011
Forty executive directors, including Reva Homnick of Hollywood, attended the Fourth Annual OU Executive Directors Conference, presented by the OU’s Karasick Synagogue Services Department.

An American Odyssey (Part 2)

26 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
After arriving in Boca Raton, Florida, and spending a lovely Shabbat with the Century Village friends of my brother and sister-in-law, we started our American Odyssey of 10,000 miles across America. We spent our first days in the Deep South going through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. In each state we visited one or two attractions that the AAA website listed as the best.

Winkler Reappointed

13 Kislev 5772 – December 8, 2011
Los Angeles County Commissioner Howard Winkler was unanimously reappointed by the L. A. County Board of Supervisors to the Los Angeles County Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs (CCAOD) for a term that extends to the end of 2014.

Rain In Biblical Art

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
One of the most iconic works of art I have ever seen is Japanese painter and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai’s c. 1831-1834 Cresting Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa.

Leonard Everett Fisher’s Challenge

17 Tishri 5772 – October 14, 2011
Just look at the expression on Yonah’s face. It combines fear and incomprehension at his terrible punishment of floating in the belly of the great fish.

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