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Budapest is Best

Budapest is Best

After a weekend in lovely Bratislava, we bused to Budapest for 4 nights in the Hungarian capitol city. This felt like somewhat of a homecoming for me since my mom’s family immigrated from Hungary to the U.S. when things started getting bad for the Jews during WWII. And while my grandmother really comes from farther east, in a town that’s now part of Ukraine, seeing the synogogues, memorials, Hebrew signage, Jewish food, etc. really made both of us feel at…

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Build Your Own Transportable Wedding Chuppah

Build Your Own Transportable Wedding Chuppah

I recently wrote up and emailed some instructions to one of Morgan’s (my new sister-in-law) friends on how to build one’s own chuppah. Since they were so lengthy, I thought I’d make the effort worthwhile by spreading it to the interwebs.┬áThe photos tell most of the story, but if you’re hung up on a decision, the step-by-step may help you. Buy birch poles. You can use whatever material you like for this, of course, not just birch. But birch is…

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