May 13, 2019

It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek so - with his permission - I'm sharing this picture of me aged 21 with my then 1 month old son. I'd had a very problematic pregnancy where doctors, midwives, obstetricians and specialists had all advised me not to get too attached, or ke...

August 27, 2017

Here's how my fringe looked:

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl performed 21 times and sold out 17 of them :o
Hosted the Funny Women Fest at Gilded Balloon twice and guested once
Guested on Immigrant Diaries at the Stand and Free Sisters 4 times and hosted once 
Perform...

January 4, 2017

On Monday night I celebrated surviving the fire* with a "Se'udat Hoda'ah", a Jewish custom that I had never heard of until I made preparations to attend synagogue on my return to the UK to say "Birkat HaGomel", the blessing of thanksgiving recited at the reading of the...

December 2, 2016


I'm in the Jewish Chronicle for the second time in almost as many weeks, but never would have imagined it was because of the horrifying experiences of last Friday night. Whilst I am counting my blessings and doing everything I can to get back to normal, I am still str...

November 29, 2016

The top photo is me with Suha, the brilliant and dedicated English teacher at Comprehensive School 1 in Shefar'amr, where I ran workshops today. The population of the school is predominantly Druze, with some Christian and Muslim students and staff too. I worked with 14...

November 28, 2016

Feeling a bit less shaky and emotional. Finding all kinds of bruises and adding to them with a big fall. Some great news now...


I have been in touch with my host family and miraculously, once the debris and ash had been moved, it seems that most of the ground floor of...

November 27, 2016

I have been totally overwhelmed by the outpouring of warmth and support from the people who read and shared my post regarding the fires. As Facebook has yet to add an acknowledgement button I have liked them all to show that I've read them.

Thanks also to those who have...

November 26, 2016

I am now safely back in Jerusalem with my parents after a terrifying experience. Yesterday I travelled with some family members from the UK (aunt, uncle, cousins) to our cousin's community to spend a special Shabbat (Sabbath) celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of his son. I w...

October 31, 2016

Yesterday I directed a piece in which the cast and team included 2 performers with dyslexia, 3 actresses who have Downs Syndrome, an actor with Aspergers as well as my own special brand of neurodiversity and another actor with none of these issues. I've been thinking a...

August 23, 2016

So here is my final post of the challenge. It's been in turn a liberating and frustrating experience. I've been shocked and humbled by the responses to what was basically a challenge by Aryeh Myers to get both of our brains working better. The only reason we posted it...

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Some lovely comments:

  • I've enjoyed these blog posts so much, and have, in fact, been searching them out every day to make sure I don't miss one - a serious accolade for your writing in an age of endless media choices and overwhelming new content! Your bravery, thoughtfulness, openness and humour make for very compelling reading : thank you

  • What an amazingly moving and well written account of your experience. Terrifying and so sad yet with such positives too. Thank you for (making me cry in public again) and for sharing.

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