Monday, February 26, 2007

Mazal Tov Me

My baby brother had a baby boy this morning.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Chanich Or Not?

Just to clarify and translate: Teacher is to Student as Advisor/Counselor is to Chanich.

Now that that's clear. I work with high school teens. Does this make all high school teens potential chanichim whether or not they participate in the organization i work with? Should i treat them all as if they are? Act as an advisor towards them? What about past chanichim? Once a chanich always a chanich?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Little Goth

Today we played "find the counselor" in the mall. The counselors all dressed up and walked around the mall, and our "kids" had to find us and we signed their papers. I went a little goth. Put on all black, black wig, and lots of black eye makeup. Not only did most of the kids not find me, but i got the most interesting looks and comments. I scared a few kids who held onto their mothers as I walked by. i was asked by store people what exactly I was looking for. Quite an eye-opener.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Good bye police chief Kadari. One by one, the top dogs are being replaced... what will the reports say about you!? Better resign before it's brought up in court....

Friday, February 16, 2007


Would it be k'fira to say "what if"? To say if i had taken different paths i'd be in a different place today? Are you automatically taking Gd out of the equation that way? HH - let's see what the world says :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

One Community At A Time

One of my goals in joining the staff of a local English speaking youth group was to take in country-wide. We've made great progress. We have expanded to one satelite location, and after two months I am proud to say we have 18 participants who have come to at least one event. We ran a Friday night program, and attracted 10 participants while competing with an established youth group's program. Yay us!