Activities, Events

2019 Update on Aliyah

We’ve been here 5 years now

View from the Har Hanegev Field School

We participated in our congregation’s Shabbaton this year in February. It was great to get away. We had a fairly lengthy trip the night before, Thursday, down through Be’er Sheva and decided to eat supper at the mall in Be’er Sheva.

The carter from outside the Ramon Center

We stayed at the Field School in Mitzpe Ramon, Har Hanegev Field School. Before the Shabbaton actually began, we visited the Ramon Center which overlooks the crater. It has a section dedicated to Ilan Ramon’s story and other areas about the crater’s formation itself.

Collage Coffee Table of
Ari Shomron

After the Ramon Center, we went looking around and found the shop of Ari Shomron Design. His coffee tables caught our eyes, but we didn’t make an immediate purchase.

Couples Therapy Chair

We ate in the downtown area at a local health food store that offers soup, before returning to the field school to prepare for Shabbat.

Mauna Coffee Shop Mitzpe Ramon

The actual Shabbaton was very nice although the field school on that Shabbat was cold and windy. Walking between the room and the Hadar Ohel, the Beit K’neset and the Ma’adon was a challenge and we did have to take to the room for some of the Shabbat afternoon.

Activities, Events

Man Ray at the Israel Museum

We had the opportunity this past week to visit the manrayexhibit1Man Ray exhibit at the museum. Having the membership makes it easy to just pop over there and see what’s new. This exhibit is ending on January 23rd, so we thought we should make a trip so
on. It’s great being here and being able to visit places and exhibits whenever we can spare the time. Sunday was a free day for us, so we got a ride with Alieza and I gave up swimming for the day.


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Objects are humanized, humans are objectified

Events, Memories

Two years in Jerusalem


What better way to celebrate two years since our Aliyah date, 24-December-2013, than tasting new flavors at Nespresso in the Mamilla mall. We returned our used capsules and picked up some new
ones. They always offer you a taste of new flavors. And of course, when in the Mamilla mall to recycle capsules, why not stop for lunch at a cafe. Rimon2015-12-24 13.51.16 this particular afternoon. A little chilly, but their enclosed outdoor space was just fine. A very nice little Aliyah celebration.

And what always makes it so much fun here, is 2015-12-02 15.21.09.jpgChanan! Our little marker for our Aliyah! He was born one month after our leaving New York, and so his two year birthday will be exceptional. And he’s already saying “No”. Or sometimes “Go Saba, Saba’s car, go.” Maybe it’s the car Bamba that makes it fun.