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Verified on Twitter and on IMDb: Niver’s News: July 2021

July News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: I am now VERIFIED on Twitter! During the 1,001 years of COVID, something happened! YAY! Also during...

A Moment in Time: The Path to Serenity

Dear all, On a recent bike ride, there was so much on my mind that I could barely think: Navigating the Holy Days in a ongoing...

Helping in Bali: How YOU Can Make a Difference During COVID

When I learned to SCUBA dive in 1990, I expected to visit the underwater world and see creatures beyond my imagination. I never imagined...

Torah Portion Va-Etchanan – The First of the Seven Weeks

Torah Portion Va-Etchanan - The First of the Seven Weeks This week is the first of seven weeks that take us to Rosh HaShanah....

Lisa Niver, Ski Expert, for REELZ TV, now on IMDb!

Thank you to Autopsy: The Last Hours of...Sonny Bono! Thank you REELZ TV for having me on your show as a ski...

Life in the Murder Cities — A poem for Torah Portion Vaetchanan

Then Moses decided to separate three cities on the side of the Jordan towards the sunrise, so that a murderer might flee there, he...

Returning to the Jerusalem of Azerbaijan after 34 years

I have just returned from a visit to the City of Shusha in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region. The last time I visited Shusha was in...

A Moment in Time: What Anchors You?

Dear all, While traveling this week, Ron and I came across this sculpture of an anchor. It gave me pause, as I began to think...

The Next Step in Mitigating Food Waste

Imagine you are eating lunch, and you become too full to finish your meal. What do you do? Sure, you can store the rest...

Join me at Le Parc Suite Hotel: WeHo is WAITING for YOU!

I absolutely LOVED my stay at the Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood! I had two TVs, a working fireplace, a record player,...

A Moment in Time: It’s the Journey, not the Destination

Dear all, Over the weekend I went on a wonderful walk with Ron and our friend, Philippe, along the “Park to Playa” trail. I checked...

Busy and Buzzy WeHo is Waiting for YOU!

Thank you to Curator Hotels and Resorts for inviting me to explore Summer 2021 at Chamberlain West Hollywood. I will be moderating the media...

Eating Away at the Planet

Most are unaware of the connection between what we eat and the growing effects of climate change. Could the farm-to-table movement set a new sustainable standard for food production and accessibility in Israel?

Join me WEDS JULY 14 for Trends in Travel Media: Women in Travel Conference 2021

Join me July 14, 2021 for the Media Panel: New Trends in the Travel & Hospitality Landscape Rosanna Caira, Editor/Publisher at Kostuch...

Finding Refuge/Teaching in Exile – Comments on Torah Portions Mattot-Massei

Reflections on Torah Portion Mattot-Masei Teaching in Exile This week’s Torah portion is a double portion. The reason we have double portions is so that during...

Finding Freedom and Fireworks in Our Hearts with Cantor Emma Lutz

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you to Cantor Emma Lutz from Stephen Wise Temple for sharing her wisdom this past week about Fireworks, blessings and finding our way...

A Moment in Time: What Baggage are You Schlepping?

Dear all, We just bought Maya and Eli some toddler size bags. As they examined the luggage, they began to schlep them around our house....

Life as an Expat in Beijing- What to Expect and How to Adapt.

By Nina Dabrowska At age 11, I moved to Beijing and studied there for 4 years. A transformative experience, those years opened my eyes...

Writer, director & producer Brian Volk-Weiss on productivity, quality control & future projects

Simply put, few people in entertainment are not only as prolific as Brian Volk-Weiss while still quality-centric.

A Moment in Time: When You are Gifted One Minute

Dear all, The other day, Maya and Eli got their hands on my iPad. Next thing I knew, the message appeared, “iPad is disabled: try...

Reimagine Your Life! Niver’s News: June 2021

June News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: What will you do next with your life? During COVID, we have been waiting. Many...

Is Gender Inequality Sabotaging Our Fight Against Climate Change?

With the climate crisis still in full swing, the commitments made by 196 countries to the Paris Agreement are the planet's only hope at...

Curses – Thoughts on Torah portion Balak

Curses Thoughts on Torah Portion Balak 2021 Unbeknownst to the Israelites, great hostility is brewing just over the next hill. The main focus of this...

A Moment in Time: Hidden Treasures

Dear all, My mother recently came across a self portrait I created in my 6th grade art class (photo on the right). On the upper...

Lara Hope on her new album “Here To Tell The Tale,” rockabilly influences, how Jewish community theater helped shape her, and more

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones is far more than “a rockabilly band,” per its musical roots and pedigree.

Travel back to India: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

I absolutely loved The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi and wrote about it for Ms. Magazine and Thrive Global. It is possible that I...

A Moment in Time: It’s Your Move

Dear all, I'm told that a good chess player needs to think many moves ahead of his or her opponent. There are those who can...

Opportunity for Real Change

Six moves can bring about a rapid revolution in the Israeli energy economy, which will benefit all citizens of the country.

On This Day of California’s Big Re-Opening

How can we all just go “Whelp, that year was intense, let’s just pick up where we left off?”

When Does “Never Again” Begin

After being pulled out of a synagogue by IDF soldiers in Gush Katif, Gaza in 2005 as part of my personal protest against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “Disengagement Plan,” I was never surprised by Hamas rocket attacks against Israel.

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