Gefilte Fish Out of Water


The Love Class
December 19, 2009, 8:34 pm
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All the women in this photo were in my kita alef Ulpan class.  They’ve also either gotten hitched, knocked up, or popped a kid out while we were in class together or since.

Seriously.

Lee’at (left in pic) was already very pregnant when class started.  And she only got more pregnanter.  Then, Anna & Eric skipped town and hot hitched in the USA.

Then, Marta told us she was pregnant and has since pushed one out.

Michole dropped into class mid-summer…pregnant.

Girl Jerami got engaged, married, and now her baby’s due any minute.

Yoda Boy Jeremy and Samadar are engaged.

And last Sunday was Hayley and Ariel’s wedding.  Man – did we have fun there !!!  First of all, the space was gorgeous:

It was, like, very cool, New York loft-y.  All the art and signage inside were in English, and so were all the hot tunes spun.  I, like, forgot I was in Israel for an evening!  The food was succulent, the music was hot, everybody looked superSytlish out of their usual flipflops & shorts, and we tore up the floor.  Seriously, besides the one Baby Boomer Dance Animal in the red tie, our Ulpan group was the major Disco Inferno on the floor.  Who knew Sophie was such a H-O-T dancer !?!

Hayle (bride), Ariel (groom) & Beata

Beata busts a move. Red Tie Guy in the background. This must be early in the night, because by the end, his jacket was off, his tie was undone, his hair looked like Captain Caveman, and he was a schvitzy mess !!

Mood lighting, gorge centerpiece, city below us and a French dining companion.

The wedding fell on the third night of Hanukkah, so the Rabbi lit the candles and we all said the prayers at the start of the ceremony.  Check out how high tech we were – do you see that black laptop in front of the Rabbi?  Hayley’s sister was watching the ceremony LIVE from the U.K. via Skype.

beautiful Ketuba

Did I mention I almost forgot I was in Israel for the evening?  ALMOST.  This is something you probably wouldn’t see at a wedding in America.  A fully loaded machine gun on a uniformed soldier.  Active soldiers are only allowed to ever leave their guns in either their own home or their parents’ home (I think).  If they’re anywhere else, they cannot let it out of their site.

Anyway, back to the bigger theme of this post.  There were like 4-5 weddings among us (and some being planned now) and 5-6 kids popped out or still in the oven.

What the hell was Dina putting in those eee-tones anyway ???

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