New Web Series: The Livros Lookout!

After 2 full years of weekly postings of the Refran Rundown, in which I dissected entertaining (and wise!) Ladino proverbs, I launched my new series, the Livros Lookout, at the start of 2024! In this weekly series I…

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Passing the Torch

What a beautiful way to end 2023 by passing the torch on to the next recipient of the Young Leadership Award at the Sephardic Brotherhood of America's International Sephardic Community Gala in new York City. As the honoree in 2021…

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100th Refran Rundown!

I did it! I just posted the 100th episode of my weekly Refran Rundown (Ladino proverb breakdown)! I began the project 2 years ago as a way to engage with more people around aspects of Ladino culture that I love…

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Light in the Darkness

It has been a challenging month with the recent horrific attacks in Israel and the violent aftermath affecting so many innocent people. When life feels dark, I cling to what inspires me. And this woman surely does. This remarkable human…

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Savor Trip Adventure #2!

I can't believe I get to do this for work! Our first trip was such a success, that I am leading another trip with my Savor co-director Susan Barocas next spring 2024. Join us as we explore Roman Jewish…

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Why it All Matters

THIS! I've taken part of this summer off to work on writing. And I came across this note online about my recently published board book, Mazal Bueno!. THIS is exactly why we need diverse books for tots, and Jewish…

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Listening to the Past

I might be known for my contemporary compositions and interpretations of Ladino music, but so much of what I do is influenced by the past. I was recently gifted some Ladino records of “traditional” songs, and am loving every minute…

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Ladino Perspective

I had the chance this month to take a little break and climb a mountain in Snowbird, Utah. What a blessing it was to get some perspective from that height! Look out for some new ways I'll be thinking about…

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Turkish Delight!

Words can't express what an amazing experience it was to take my new project, Savor, on the road - overseas! Beginning in Athens and ending in Istanbul, the two week adventure included hands-on cooking, singing, exploring and sharing…

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Taste Savor!

My newest project, Savor, is out today!  I couldn't be prouder of this project which pairs Ladino songs about food with recipes and cooking videos contributed by acclaimed female chefs who each works to promote and preserve Sephardic…

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Always Remember

I spent this week in N. Macedonia participating in commemoration events for the 80th anniverasary of the deportation of the Jewish community there, including members of my my own family. What an honor it was to sing and remember, hand-in-hand…

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