Posts Tagged ‘winnipeg’

#BlogElul 27: Bless

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sometimes there are blessed serendipities in our lives. Rabbi Sommer had no way of knowing that today is my and my husband’s 25th wedding anniversary, and yet here it is – the theme is “Bless”. (more…)

#BlogElul 21: Love

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

What a perfect theme for today, when a group of loving people gathered to wish bon voyage to our favourite yoga teacher. (more…)

Discovering My Mission

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Camp girlIf you follow me on FaceBook, you’ve seen the saga I went through a few weeks ago – it took me about 24 hours longer to get from Winnipeg to San Antonio, TX, than intended. Blizzards, maintenance issues and everything the Universe could throw at me conspired to keep me from getting there on Thursday afternoon, as planned. (more…)

Finishing and Beginning Anew

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Me Reading Dec 2014

Reading Torah – December 2014

The month-long cycle of the Jewish High Holy Day season is now over. (more…)

Do You Have a Job For This Young Man?

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Martin KaethlerAre you looking for an office manager in Winnipeg who will work enthusiastically for your good cause? My friend Martin might just fit your ticket. (more…)

They Are Here

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


The long-dreaded moment is here

They are here. They’ve been talked about for months and their appearance has been imminent, although we all hoped it was a false alarm. But now there is no question about the hard reality. The communal mail boxes are here. (more…)

The Alternative Minyan Lives!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Rosh Hashanah 2008

Rosh Hashanah 2008 by Leslie, on Flickr

Just over a year ago, I published in this space a guest blog post by Carol Rose, about the Rose Family Alternative High Holiday Minyan and its illustrious 35 years of operation. My family and I have been honoured to be participants in this minyan for over a decade. This year, however, is different. (more…)

My Interview with Ariel Gordon is Up!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Fruit Share LogoI am ridiculously excited. My interview with the poet Ariel Gordon is up on the Fruit Share blog. Everybody enjoy and feel free to share!!!

Fruit Share Wins an Award!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Fruit Share LogoYou will remember that I have written several times about the wonderful organisation called Fruit Share. Started in 2010 by the inimitable Getty Stewart, this volunteer-run group connects homeowners with excess fruit in their backyards with volunteer pickers who climb the trees and fill the baskets. (more…)