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Evely Laser Shlensky: The Miracle of Denmark

Creating a sometimes tolerable, occasionally rich life during the pandemic has been an ongoing challenge. While many opportunities are presented daily for online learning, for me the more interesting encounter at times has been with my past. With too much time on my hands during the lockdown, I decided to cull some of my accumulated [...]

2020-06-30T14:31:57-07:00July 13th, 2020|

Marina Stephens: From Inside Out

In my life, there were three periods when I found myself locked inside, while life went on in the world outside the limits of my confinement. The first one was when I was a teenager in the USSR working as a guide/translator with Italian tourists. When time came, we said our goodbyes. They invited me [...]

2020-06-22T16:57:55-07:00June 22nd, 2020|

Alvin Lever: Erev Shabbat Memories

Walking towards CBB on Erev Shabbat hearing “Shabbat Shalom” from those you know and those you don’t. And then the evening progresses from the Oneg, to services, sermon, to the wonderful Kiddush afterwards. Just close your eyes and I’m sure you can see, hear, and enjoy the memory. I would like to take you back [...]

2020-06-22T16:58:51-07:00June 19th, 2020|