July News: Winner at the Award Ceremony

July 31st, 2017

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July 2017 NEWS: Winner at the Award Ceremony I won second place for my print column at the Jewish Journal for the Southern California Journalism Awards! There were 1200 entries for the 59th annual awards and I was a finalist in two categories. Where did I travel recently? I flew with JetSuiteX for a one day adventure to … Continued

Thank you! I was honored to be a finalist in two categories for the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards and delighted to receive second place in the Print Column category for “A Journey to Freedom Over Three Passovers.” What awards did the Jewish Journal win? “Jewish Journal senior writer Danielle Berrin was named Journalist of the Year by the … Continued

I am a finalist in two categories for the Southern California Journalism Awards! I am so honored and excited. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my writing career. What are the Southern California Journalism Awards? The 59th Southern California Journalism Awards honor the best in broadcast, print and online media. There were 1200 … Continued

The original version of this article “A journey to freedom over three Passovers” was originally published in Jewish Journal. Please share your story of finding freedom in our We Said Go Travel Award. “Merriam-Webster defines brave as ‘having or showing courage.’ Courage as ‘mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.’ I have come … Continued

April News: Hello from New York City and the United Nations! I was invited by UNOCHA to a meeting about the World Humanitarian Summit. I felt honored to be included among the twenty people selected as “Champions for Humanity.” Please see my article in the Jewish Journal and the website, Impossible Choices, to learn more. For Passover, I … Continued

Palawan has been touted as an up and coming destination on many elite travel lists. Ever since the Underground River was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new seven natural world wonders, tourists began arriving in droves with thirty flights and nearly 1,500 people visiting daily. There are plans in the works for … Continued

Happy Nearly New Year to all! Thank you to everyone for all your support for our site, our trip and making our dreams come true! We left Los Angeles six months ago and have spent two months in Indonesia, two months in Thailand, 27 days in Myanmar (Burma) and have been in India since November … Continued

Recently I was invited by the Jewish Journal to write about the RACE BACK TO THE MOON!! My article begins like this: I have always wondered who will be the next to land on the moon. My parents remember vividly when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969 and said, “That’s one small step … Continued

Hello from Lisa! I wanted to share some articles I have published recently on other sites. Read Breaking Stalin’s Nose, a great book for students about culture and standing up for what you believe in by Russian Jewish author, Eugene Yelchin and my first article in PRINT for the Jewish Journal. Science and Brain Research: … Continued

Lisa Niver Rajna at Uncovering Jewish Morocco Travel talk My travel talk last week could have been a total bust. That was essentially what one Rabbi told me on December 2, 2010,  What is the worst-case scenario? Can you live with doing this talk if you have a small group size? Of course, the best … Continued