Пока, Таллин

I’m sitting in my favorite café in Tallinn. It is finally warm (above 60°F) and sunny, so I am taking advantage of the rooftop terrace. From my seat I can see the 3 distinct spire of the Old Town churches and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. I’m eating my cake (I stand by the affirmation that…

Camp, camp, camp

Hello from Bamba, a Jewish day camp in Tallinn for children ages 3-6. Yes, I was just at Olameinu. Two days after Olameinu ended Bamba started (don’t forget the week before Olameinu was also the Shemesh camp!). It has been one camp after another and at this point I am beyond exhausted. However, my work…

Olameinu!

  Hello from the largest Olameinu. Ever.

Summer (kind of)

So, the weather has taken a turn for the worse in Tallinn. It is about 50°F, cloudy, and rainy. I’m not just talking about one day…I am talking about 2+ weeks like this. However, when the sun does decide to shine, I take full advantage of the opportunity to restock my vitamin D supplies that…

Last Day in Kindergarten

I finished my last day teaching Jewish art classes in the Kindergarten by having one student tie myself to him during our last playtime in the garden, refusing to let me leave.

Sunburned in Estonia

This post is dedicated to Lera, a great friend and fellow community member who loves summer 😉

~Life~

Привет!! Just thought I would share some stories from my daily life to entertain you. Stay tuned for updates on community events and HUGE happenings in Tallinn =) Featured image: green things- a recent addition to the Tallinn landscape. I was sitting at work the other day….really thinking….what is my life? Really, I have these…

Yes, this is real, I saw the Northern Lights!

As I write this, the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, is currently visiting the Jewish Community of Estonia. No one really warned me that the president is visiting, but I guess that’s fine since no one else in the office seems to be excited about this presidential visit. But, that’s Estonia for you. I know…

A Harry Potter Passover – Гарри Поттер Песах

I realized I always took for granted the plethora of Passover resources and alternative seder options available in the United States. You don’t like the illustrations in one haggadah? That’s fine; go to a bookstore and buy a different option. You want a haggadah with a more modern commentary? All you have to do is…

Estonian Spring Camp

A moderately known fact: I love camp. Another fact: I love dumping photos on the blog for everyone to see because I tend to get obsessed with events and things in the community in Tallinn. There is a lot to learn in this post!!! The pictures make it seem long, but it is well worth…