Mixing Secular with Spiritual

Coming to America from another country, the holidays were never quite authentic. Especially as a kid, we never trick or treated, and for all the other ones we got invited out to eat because everybody loved my mom. Now as a parent, especially with safety, I am not interested in starting a trick or treating tradition. It was never my …

Friends as close as family

As I see my kids already bonding with friends, and see that they are making life long friendships; I am so happy that they are following in my footsteps. I have been so blessed to make close friendships throughout all the adventures I have had in my life so far. I love to connect, and now in my mommy and …

“Divine Madness”

All day on Sunday was a whirlwind, nothing bad, Thank God, but it was a doozy. The kids had to be in completely different places, plans kept changing, but luckily we helped and others helped us, and we figured it all out. I did not have time to think of what to write all day, and then right before I …

Weekend=Saturday Rest+ Sunday Non Stop

Do you ever stop? I did not used to, and the only thing that kept me balanced was that I was a good eater, sleeper, and overall doing what I love. Once I got married I took on observing Jewish customs, laws, and traditions and my favorite is Shabbat. It has been 10 years in my new lifestyle and I …

Jewish Pride and Gratitude

Afshine Emrani Drake has an African-American father and Jewish mother. He attended a Jewish day school in Toronto and parodied his bar mitzva while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2014. Drake threw himself a bar mitzva-themed 31st birthday party 31, in case you didn’t realize, is the reverse of 13, the age in which boys become men according to Jewish …

Forced Affection

  LET IT ALL COME OUT! KEEP SPEAKING UP, WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICES AND STOP THE ABUSE. Meyer Seewald written by Shana Aaronson out in our Israel office. 15 months ago it began. He threatened her life if she told anyone, but she did. They told her not to report, but she did. She sat in front of him …

What is a Lunar, Hebrew Birthday?

Your birthday commemorates the day on which G‑d said to you: “You, as an individual, are unique and irreplaceable. No person alive, no person who has ever lived, and no person who shall ever live, can fulfill the specific role in My creation I have entrusted to you…” http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/458473/jewish/Birthday.htm   First of all I want to thank everybody for all of the …

Ladies, enjoy fun events with Coach Yulia!

This month starts a slew of Yoga and Community events that I want to tell you about. Starting this Tuesday at www.bouncela.com I will be teaching Mommy and baby Yoga at 2:30pm and Mommy and toddler Yoga/Pilates at 3:30pm. This is honestly the perfect combination of me focusing 100% on mommy, while the babies have a blast, or they can …

Uncomfortable Truths

Daniel Ferszt Sorry (again) I fully support what is happening right now, complete purging of what has been going on behind the scenes. It is a good thing, and as disturbing as it is, I want every detail to come out. There is no more hiding behind words and people, and the survivors are finding their voice, and we all need …

My mom was telling me how ridiculous it is that our society expects you to be sick and frail as you get older. Then the prescriptions cause side effects, so you may live longer, but chronically ill. Afshine Emrani 80-year-old brought in today for a second opinion after the third hospitalizations for syncope- loss of consciousness. After a review of …