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post #41 of 1777
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Originally Posted by jul511riv
cool. So you'll be in my neck of the woods. Okay, is this the Amy who's been booted off of here and who I am emailing or another Amy?

Not sure who you were addressing the questions to, but yeah, it costs a heck of a lot of money to ship stuff over. I had some mama cloth shipped over from a Muslim women in the states, oddly enough, and they were WAY expensive. And of course, that was the cycle I concieved, so I haven't gotten to use them yet. Hehehe. You know what they say, a sure fire way to get pregnant is to order mama cloth.

Mazel tov on the job offer! That's wonderful. Oh, and EVERYTHING here is below the poverty line in the states. Best to get that out of your head now. The question is, is it BELOW the poverty line in Israel (which I think is like 3000shecks a month or something like that, maybe 2500?) If not, then hang in there. Sal Klitah will NOT pay your rent and utilities and bills in Rechovot. Sorry. Unless you use your kids money too. And if you have a substancial amount of kids, maybe it will. You'll definately need hubby's money to cover all that stuff though.

I'm just learning about charity organizations that deliver food and so on and so forth for those new immigrants who need it. I can get you more info on that if you are interested as it becomes available to me.

*sigh*

Be Well.

Yup, I'm *that* Amy, e-mails, suspension & all And I bet you ordered Ama's pads, right? They're really beautiful, the most original ones I've seen. Haven't ordered them, though.

And yeah, we're looking for an apartment in your neck of the woods, for certain.

post #42 of 1777
Mazal Tov AMY on the job offer!!

BTW, there is a website that sells natural stuff here, I picked up their cloth from the dipe display in my local hfs. It is www.b-shvilenu.co.il
post #43 of 1777
Aims, if I may call you "Aims"...

Are you under a different name? How did you become a senior member? Did you get off the suspension? Dude, that is wacked!

Okay, so I really hope you will hurry up and get here, since I NEED some cool mamas in the hood. Have you looked around Eisenberg Street? Or around Bermans? That is where a lot of English speakers congregate, though I can't tell you much about what the street names in the neighborhood are like.

Well ladies, I just wanna say that dd went poopie in the potty TWO DAYS IN A ROW!!! I know I shouldn't be all braggy about it. We COULD relapse (G-d Forbid!!!!!!!) but I'm really excited. Espically since we have another one on the way. You think I might have her at least poopie learned by the time the new baby comes? That gives us 6 months. That is realistic, right? She's a year and 4 months, I think, so this is early and good right? Different than those days when my grandparents were berating my mom for not having us trained by the first birthday. LOL.

Anyways, DD ROCKS!
post #44 of 1777
BB we just spoke to our 'shlikha' and her comment was, "Well, you know, an offer like that doesn't come along every day."

We knew that already. Barukh HaShem.



R, we've been looking for apartments from over the phone, almost signed on one on ??Rekhov Peretz, I think it was called, but the owner backed out. I guess all the little kids freaked him out. We've had someone helping us over there but I think he lost patience with us because we didn't take another one in a Khasidishe area and I think he was also upset that we are planning on sending our kids to a MaMaD school. Sigh. Being unlabelable is going to be tough ...

We're hoping to find someplace as big as possible and as close to the job as possible, and the school we're aiming for is Tachkemoni, so ... if you hear of something, let me know. Please. A religious neighborhood is good, too. Though if it's a really Khasidish or black-hat place, we may have problems ... you know, if my family comes to visit (aunt/uncle/cousins) and they're totally khiloni, so it's got to be someplace that won't throw rocks at my cuz in her shorts and halter tops, IYKWIM. As far as what shul, TBH we expect to feel like fish out of water wherever we daven, so there goes that, and we'll take what's there. We're Manhattanites, BTW, so we're used to small apartments. But key in our computations is outside access, so either a yard or a mirpeset (practicing my Hebrew, how'd that sound? ) is great. Need a place for our sukkah, ya' know?




Bli ayin ha'rah, bli ayin ha'rah, bli ayin ha'rah. Ptu, ptu, ptu.

post #45 of 1777
oh man, I wish I could help more, but I just don't know the place well enough yet and from the sound of it, you know it much better than I do!

Trust HaShem's plan for you on this one. If you aren't finding one, there is a reason. I'm certain. Hang in there and go with the flow. Get used to it. That's Israel.

Hurry up will you?!
post #46 of 1777
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Originally Posted by jul511riv
Trust HaShem's plan for you on this one. If you aren't finding one, there is a reason. I'm certain. Hang in there and go with the flow. Get used to it. That's Israel.



Yih'yeh b'seder, I know.



Practicing my Hebrew again.

post #47 of 1777
Amy , did you pack big Nalgene bottles? I could imagine they'd be great instead of using those big 1.5 litre bottles of water everyone buys for tiyulim.
post #48 of 1777
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Originally Posted by RachelMolly
Amy , did you pack big Nalgene bottles? I could imagine they'd be great instead of using those big 1.5 litre bottles of water everyone buys for tiyulim.



Huh? Whu'dat?




And while we're on the subject, my mom has this idea ... well, she's got these water bottle carriers that are just strips of Iforgetwhatyoucallit, she wears them everywhere in the summer, anyway, they look awfully easy to make, and she's got this idea that if I make them then everyone in the entire country will buy them and carry water around with the greatest of ease and I'll be rich beyond my wildest imaginings.

Aaaahh, mothers. Aren't they wonderful?

Anyway, what do you all think? You guys sew? Looking for partners here. You in?

post #49 of 1777
Hello!!! I just found this thread, and I'm thrilled to see so many Natural Imas in Israel! We made aliyah just last year, and I have not met many natural mamas. I wish I had! The only "natural" friend I have is my cousin (who is in her 60s, and you know, it's nice... but she's my cousin, and, well, not my age.)

So... Nice to meet you all!! I'm going to homeschool starting this fall, and I'm excited about that. I'm expecting that in the homeschooling groups there will be better chances to meet more like-minded families.
post #50 of 1777
Welcome G.U.N.T.!!!!!
post #51 of 1777

Where do you live GUNT?

I'm in Jerusalem. I'm 38, with 3 children- 12, 10, 5. Lo Ad-K'dai cach natural, but I did homebirth and I'm currently homeschooling (for now). And I like healthy veggie food, so I suppose I'm in the more crunchy than not camp. Are you nearby?
post #52 of 1777
I'm just putting out another call to Rechovot mommys!

I'm feeling super lonely ladies. I'm REALLY trying to build a community, but I need to get a playgroup together or soemthing for stay -at-home mommies and babies/toddlers. Anyone else in the Rechovot area or willing to travel a bit to get here? I could maybe get somewhere else.

I also want to do a bunch of cool stuff...like have blessingway ceremonies for women in the community who would be into it or "afterbirthing" ceremonies where womyn can share their experiences and birth stories and shower the new mama with wisdom, love, and potluck!

If we build it, they will come!

So who's in?!?!?!?

Be well,

Rivkah
post #53 of 1777
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Originally Posted by jul511riv
I'm just putting out another call to Rechovot mommys!

I'm feeling super lonely ladies. I'm REALLY trying to build a community, but I need to get a playgroup together or soemthing for stay -at-home mommies and babies/toddlers. Anyone else in the Rechovot area or willing to travel a bit to get here? I could maybe get somewhere else.


So who's in?!?!?!?

Be well,

Rivkah

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I'm packing as fast as I can ...

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post #54 of 1777
go grrrl!
post #55 of 1777
Hi! I'm in Bet Shemesh. I'm 29, and I have two kids, an almost 5 yr old and a 7 yr old.
post #56 of 1777
SWEET! How far are you from Rechovot?!

I'm 27. Got a 17 month old and one on the way B"H. Right now, I'm looking for swimming lessons for me and the babe(s) to take together. Basically something to just get us splish splashing around in the water on these HOT and HUMID (YUCK!!!!! BLECH!!!!!) summer days. Know of any place? Interested in going with? Could be evenings or days, we can even take the daddys!

Also, looking for someone to do Rosh Chodesh with (women's group, hippy, Carelbach-style, but not 12 hours long). I don't know anything about it but would be willing to help "write" and "organize" ceremony. Also looking to have a blessingway for myself and anyone else who wants it in another 5 months or so. This doesn't give me too long to get some ladies I feel comfortable being all hippy with around. LOL!

Oh, and I just have to shout this one out to the mountain tops...dd went poopie on the potty 5 TIMES!!!!

OH HAPPY DAYS!!!!
post #57 of 1777
Okay, so the hippie-Carlebach-RoshKhodesh-that's-not-12-hours-long precludes the women's Rosh Khodesh thing on the moshav, right?


Is there a women's gym in Rekhovot, or maybe a gym with separate workout times for women? Or maybe a pool like that? Just wondering.


Rivka, saw your post on the NbN list. DH said, "Hey, look, it's someone in Rekhovot, you should e-mail her." I looked bored and said, "I already know her." DH was annoyed with me for that.
post #58 of 1777
Sending you all hugs.
post #59 of 1777
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Originally Posted by merpk
We're hoping to find someplace as big as possible and as close to the job as possible, and the school we're aiming for is Tachkemoni, so ...
Dh went there! His parents davened at Rav Kook's shul. As a matter of fact, his father still has his dental practice in the center of town.

Which NbN flight will you be on?

These tough times just make me want to be there MORE.
post #60 of 1777
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Originally Posted by 3daughters
Dh went there! His parents davened at Rav Kook's shul. As a matter of fact, his father still has his dental practice in the center of town.

Which NbN flight will you be on?

These tough times just make me want to be there MORE.

Wow. You'll have to give me FIL's name ... we need a dentist for real. So tell me, did your DH have a good experience there? We need to know this.


And in re the tough times ... yeah. That.
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