Happy Significant Birthday to Alisa on March 5th! Those of you who read Jewish Luck remember Alisa is one of the two women who survived the Soviet era to thrive as a world citizen today. If you check the family tree in Jewish Luck, you'll be able to work out just how old Alisa is.Alisa wrote to me saying, "I know XX is only a number! But I don't feel like one, I don't look like one, I have cool wo...
Leslie stood with the thousands of women in D.C. on January 21. Many of our friends marched in St. Paul and other cities across the U.S. Perhaps the most unusual march that day occurred at our mom's independent living home in Encinitas, CA where fifty women from 80 to 102 years old staged their own "little march."At Friday night dinner, one of Mom's feisty tablemates, Dee, announced that she was h...
Countdown "How do you measure, measure a year…In daylight, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffeeIn inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife…Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes…How do you measure a year in the life?…How about love?["Seasons of Love" From "Rent"] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7LRuusFqo&sns=em In St. Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, the wande...
We were featured speakers at Hadassah Brandeis Institute and Levy Summer Series. Our speaking engagements include JCCs, synagogues, libraries, book groups, retirement communities, schools, and organizations (e.g. ORT, Hadassah, and Women's League). References are available.
"I was very fortunate to be able to hear Meryll and Leslie speak at a Hadassah event in Israel. Each of the ~50 participants really enjoyed the event because Meryll and Leslie were so engaging. While they had a natural rapport with the audience, you could also tell they had prepared well so they could connect with our particular group's interests. I learned a lot from listening to them, and I found their sisterly interaction unique and fun. If you want an enlightening and uplifting experience, attend one of their book talks." Lisa Shimoni, Modiin Israel
"Truly, you have written a story that makes accessible the reality of existence in Russia, through the eyes of individuals who lived through the various regimes and dictates. It is fascinating and very well told. As I read Vera and Alla's story, I learned more Russian history than I had known from a textbook. That's a big deal, women! You tell the tale with vivid detail and hook us on the two women and their stories, then weave in the history to illuminate their journeys. It is such a necessary book. I am thrilled that the two of you collaborated, as I can see the uniqueness of your personalities come through in the stories, and that, too, makes the book a gem." Margaret Leibfried, Danielson Group consultant
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