Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Longwood Gardens, with a friend

Ruth and I visited Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, guided by our dear friend Carol Post.

Sometimes, beauty is its own reason.


















Monday, May 04, 2015

Volunteer action / Behrend Builders DC

I volunteered alongside members of my havurah, Fabrangen, yesterday, working with members of Tifereth Israel congregation, under the guidance of Randy Bacon and Mil Dranoff  of the Behrend Builders program.

We worked to rehabilitate and repair a home of a struggling family in southeast Washington DC. Great folks, who pitched in and guided us as we worked. It was a pleasure to meet and be able to help them move themselves forward.

Thanks to Susan Hoffman, Richard Frankel, Larry Baizer, Behrend board member Ken, and my dear Ruth Stromberg for the honor and pleasure of working alongside y'all. And big thanks to Mil and Randy for their expertise and energies.











Friday, May 01, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden

I recently was assigned to cover United States Vice President Joe Biden giving a major policy speech on Iran to the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy.


Thanks to Jeff Rubin of the Institute for this assignment.

Two scenes from a political event

A couple of sights that lingered before my eyes...



Monday, April 27, 2015

Painted Bird: Daniel Kahn and Jake Shulman-Ment with the University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble

Daniel Kahn and Jake Shulman-Ment of the avant-klezmer group Painted Bird led a week-long workshop at the University of Virginia. The workshop is sponsored by master clarinetist Joel Rubin, a professor in the music department.

These pictures were made at a rehearsal session in Old Cabell Hall.

A sheinem dank to Joel, Jake, Daniel, and the participants in the UVa Klezmer Ensemble.





















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