Julia’s Bat Mitzvah

Focusing on Prayer

Discovering Penina Moise

More “on the road” notes from Julia’s mom: On Tuesday morning, we toured the Aiken-Rhett House, one of Charleston’s many historic homes. The home was built in 1817, when Penina Moise would have been 20. The house has been modified very little since 1858. We walked through the main mansion, the slave quarters, carriage house […]

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Episode Three: Journey to Charleston

First, a quick review from Julia’s mom … Episode One: When a Book Report is Not Just a Book Report This story begins in December 2006, with an ordinary fifth grade book report assignment. Jodi Sohl, Julia’s general studies teacher at the Hebrew Day School, assigned a biography book report. She had the students choose […]

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