Recent Adventures

An  Ode  to  Bensonhurst

An Ode to Bensonhurst

This is my hometown. It shelters me and encourages me to see beyond the surfacing peripheries. I hear her many sweet dialects and tongues, from the babbling toddlers of Seth Low to the bustling shouts of 86th Street’s bazaar. Where Latin pop muffles alongside Italian […]

Greek  Jewish  Festival  2018

Greek Jewish Festival 2018

In the spirit of adjoining cultures and traditions, the wonderful people at Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, has once again presented us with the Greek Jewish Festival. The Romaniote is a very distinct group of Greek-speaking Jews whose history […]

MoMA

MoMA

After getting back from my crazy, fun, breathtaking, unimaginable, spiritual trip to Israel, you wouldn’t think I’d need to soak in any new culture for a while. But, I’ve recently made it my mission to explore at least one new part of NYC every week […]

Kiryat  Yam,  Krayot 🇮🇱

Kiryat Yam, Krayot 🇮🇱

I frantically paced outside my apartment in Talpiot, waiting for my Gett driver (Israeli version of Uber) to pick me up. At last, an elderly fellow drove up and helped load my luggage into the trunk of his car, but not before quipping, “Goodness! Did […]

Talpiot,  Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Talpiot, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

The gorgeous Talpiot Mizrach was my last location in Jerusalem. When I was still planning my trip back in NY, I had multiple offers from so many wonderful people to spend the first days of Pesach with them. However, by some odd coincidence, every offer […]

Shuk Machane Yehuda 🇮🇱

Shuk Machane Yehuda 🇮🇱

From as far back as I can remember, Machane Yehuda has always been on my bucket list. When I finally got a chance to go 4 years ago, it was everything I imagined it to be. This time around, I remember being very pressed for […]

Israel Museum 🇮🇱

Israel Museum 🇮🇱

One of my biggest highlights from Jerusalem was the very impressive Israel Museum. Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 piece, Corn Fields and Poppies, was awe-inspiring. The strokes of this post-impressionist painting had me transfixed. Additionally, their European art collection was just the right fix for my […]

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

This is where cultures come together, (or collide, depending on who you are and how you choose to view things). I personally loved every aspect of the Old City. There’s so many things to see, foods to try, people to meet. This is a mecca […]

Har Nof, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Har Nof, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

My time spent in Har Nof was short and sweet. I went to visit my cousin who’s currently studying abroad there. I actually met up with her after my visit to the Tower of David Museum. We lunched in Denya Café where I had delicious […]

Tower of David Museum 🇮🇱

Tower of David Museum 🇮🇱

Of all the cool museums I’ve been to, the Tower of David has been the coolest! Firstly, it’s historically situated in one of the oldest cities in the world, so that ups its rating by a thousand. Plus, part of the museum’s infrastructure is made […]