Posts Tagged ‘ reno ’

“Everyone has their own personal Egypt.”

May 14, 2012

I’ve been going to Reno for Passover with my family for the past four years. This year I took the Chinatown gambler’s special bus from Oakland with a bunch of old Chinese dudes through the mountains. My dad and stepmom came out from Chicago; it was the first Seder my dad and his sisters...
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TWINS!

May 22, 2010

teresa breezed into my life three months ago, a friend of friends from vienna looking for a couch to stay on for a week while she looked for a place. luckily, john offered up his spare room downstairs and so our friendship was born! in the three months her visa allowed her here, we...
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back to reno

April 23, 2010

going to reno again tomorrow to help clean out my grandmother’s apartment. like woah. probably wont be bushels of fun like last time with teresa at circus circus!
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passover in reno: part 2!

April 14, 2010

chicago has been great, remembering my grandmother with everyone who meant the most to her. thanks to everyone for the words and support. here are some more photos from our seder in reno…
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goodbye, sabta.

April 9, 2010

this is a hard post to write. my grandmother, irmgard harff goldschmidt, died on friday morning. quite shocking….i just saw her in reno last week for passover. she was a spry 91-year-old, german-born matriarch of the family with stories and dignity and sarcasm for days. she was a stickler for the rules but always...
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passover in reno: part 1!

April 6, 2010

teresa and i drove up to reno last weekend to spend passover with my family. gassed up with free popcorn! legstretch and pitstop in nevada city for a late lunch at ike’s and homemade ice cream (ginger and chocolate) at treats, and a scenic walk around the historic downtown complete with saloon, teepee, fur...
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passover in reno: part 2

May 1, 2009

THE PASSOVER SEDER!!!! reading the hagaddah!!! a drop of wine for each of the 10 plauges!!! hardboiled eggs!!! matzah!!! matzah ball soup!!! brisket!!! flourless chocolate cake and my lovely fruit plate!!! chocolate and apple cakes!!! finding the afikoman!!! CHAG SAMEACH!!!
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passover in reno: part one

April 25, 2009

after portland i flew down to reno to visit my family and to celebrate passover. for those of you who aren’t familiar with the myriad jewish holidays (there are so many to keep track of), passover is the holiday that coincides with easter and commemorates the jews’ escape from egypt after being enslaved by...
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