Postcard from Long Beach

Dear Jewlicious Readers,

How are you? I am fine. Long Beach is swell. There’s a yuge conference here, with Jews and t-shirts and bands and stuff. The food is plentiful and good, and we have been eating meals every two hours. (Small, three-point meals, don’t you worry, Weight Watchers! Cholent has zero points per 1-pound serving, right?)

My roommate is a woman named Laya and she lives in Jerusalem! We have a lot in common and get along well. We actually discovered that we have the same birthday, which totally rocks. CK’s here too, but he’s not my roommate (LOL)!

Lots of cool students from area universities and Hillels are here, and right now, after Shabbat, there are bands beginning to play including The Hip Hop Hoodios, the Makkabees and the world- and Long Beach Hillel-renowned Rabbi Yonah and the Flying Shih-Tzus! (Totally stylin’?? I know!)

Shabbat was great, more info to come. I hear a band beginning to play, so I’d better go.

Jewliciously yours,


Esther Kustanowitz

For more posts by Esther, see EstherK.com, MyUrbanKvetch.com and JDatersAnonymous.com.


  1. Esther

    4/11/2005 at 9:57 pm

    I’m going to assume that no one commented on this post because it had no pictures.

  2. ck

    4/11/2005 at 10:16 pm

    Esther, Esther, Esther …. what does that say about our readers?

  3. Esther

    4/11/2005 at 10:48 pm

    I’m as sad as you are, but the facts speak: since this post neither has pictures nor is about sex, it doesn’t stand a chance….

  4. TM

    4/11/2005 at 11:31 pm

    So…you know what you have to do…

  5. shtreimel

    4/11/2005 at 11:49 pm

    That’s right TM….

    Praise Rachel Corrie. That’ll boost the comment section.

  6. ck

    4/12/2005 at 12:31 am

    Well, Rachel Corrie was kinda hot …

  7. shtreimel

    4/12/2005 at 12:35 am

    Hey CK…

    Were you the ‘ol one at Hillel with the law degree…praying on the younger female students? Or am I thinking of someone else?

  8. ck

    4/12/2005 at 1:06 am

    Yeah. That was me. I didn’t realize I preyed on younger, or any students for that matter. Am I missing something here?

  9. Esther

    4/12/2005 at 1:13 am

    Maybe he meant “praying with” and not “preying on.” Because I saw no illicit behavior…

    [But PS, hooray for my post having comments now…]

  10. shtreimel

    4/12/2005 at 1:30 am

    “Maybe he meant “praying with” and not “preying on.” Because I saw no illicit behavior…”

    Uh praying…yeah, that’s it. Actually, if I remember correctly, the “preying” was done by another Hillel staff member, but that’s another story altogether.

    So G-damn, I’m hanging with the same crew that I hung with so many years ago. Well that’s pretty cool.

    Wish EN was here to join in. He was one cool Modern Ortho dude. And funny as hell. Perverse 2.

  11. ck

    4/12/2005 at 1:43 am

    Jesus shtreimel, it tok you THIS long to figure that out??

    EN got a gig at a large Jewish organization in NYC. But he was never cool… not like his brother MN. That guy was whacked!

    I don’t recall any Hillel staff people preying on students, per se.

    There ya go Esther. Just add completely unrelated sexual inuendo …

  12. Esther

    4/12/2005 at 1:46 am

    This EN who was so cool, perverse and funny and who lives in NYC? Is he single? My interest is purely professional, of course…

  13. ck

    4/12/2005 at 1:52 am

    Not cool, not really perverse and not single. So no loss.

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