Cyberdov Life in Riverdale, NY

April 6, 2011

Why did the Canadian cross the road?

Filed under: Family,Humor — cyberdov @ 7:41 pm


To get to the middle.

(HT – Sue’s hockey buddy Buena)




Sue added this one:

What’s the Canadian Olympic cheer?


“Go for the Bronze”



March 28, 2011

Evolution of the Olive

Filed under: Family,Torah — cyberdov @ 1:45 am

Fascinating article by R Natan Slifkin about how we got to where we are in terms of the crazy shiurim for an olive. Highly recommended.

It doesn’t format so well as a blog page, so let me know if you would like me to email you the PDF.

Hat Tip – Abba.

March 24, 2011

Don’t stop: Daphna’s Arrangement Performed by Ramaz Chamber Chorus

Filed under: Family,Music,NYC — cyberdov @ 4:38 am

On March 23, 2011, the Ramaz Chamber chorus, in an SRO appearance at Barnes and Noble on E 86th St on NYC’s Upper East Side, performed Daphna Weinstock’s arrangement of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow”.

March 15, 2011

New Acappella Sensation!

Filed under: Family,McGill University,Montreal,Music — cyberdov @ 2:34 pm

“Ghettopella” in its first Youtube appearance – at McGill’s Cafe Campus! With Elan as lead Bass.

The first clip has much better audio but gets cut off during the 3rd number.

The second clip has poor audio for the first number but that improves for the third and fourth songs (start at about the 2:50 mark).

March 11, 2011

Theater Week

Filed under: Family,NYC — cyberdov @ 4:32 pm

We saw two great shows this week.

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, at the Roundabout Theater – with the simply wonderful Brian Bedford.

And, last night, The Merchant of Venice at the Pace University theater. The show starred F. Murray Abraham (did you know he is Syrian, not Jewish?) as Shylock, but while he gave a fine performance, the production was more notable for the way it set the piece in the present – with the characters as Wall Street Yuppies, using Apples and iPhones – as well as the suggestion of a sexual attraction between Bassanio and Antonio, making the lost ring theme at the end of the play a most believable test staged by Portia, rather than the exceedingly silly farce that it appears to be on the page (and, I suppose, in many productions). Jacob Ming-Trent also put in an inspired performance as Launcelot.

See for a review. The show closes in NYC on Sunday, but will be travelling the country (Chicago, Boston, LA) – if you get a chance to see it, don’t miss it!


March 7, 2011

Israel Hockey Video Compilation

Filed under: Family — cyberdov @ 5:58 pm

For those interested in a fuller account of the Metula hockey tournament, check out this video!

Sue is #8 and Elan is #22 on Team USA (white jerseys).



Sue and Elan on Israel TV

Filed under: Family — Tags: , — cyberdov @ 5:36 pm

Sue and Elan were interviewed for Israeli TV at the recent Ice Hockey Tournament in Metula, Israel (see also for more)

March 3, 2011

Back from Israel

Filed under: Family — cyberdov @ 6:45 pm


We had a fantastic trip, much different than any previous one, spending most of our time in the north playing ice hockey. Unfortunately Internet access was very limited, so I was unable to upload pix/videos. Look for these to be posted over the weekend!

February 10, 2011

Program for Jewish Genetic Health launched

Filed under: Family,Genetic Testing,Uncategorized — cyberdov @ 10:06 am


YU has (finally) partnered with AECOM and Sue’s genetics screening lab at Jacobi Hospital. The ribbon cutting ceremony was yesterday. Congrats Sue!


August 9, 2010

Mazal Tov Tamar and Yonatan!

Filed under: Family — cyberdov @ 1:56 pm

We are delighted to announce Tamar’s engagement to Yonatan Mincer.


Yonatan is the oldest son of Allen and Rachel Mincer of New York City. He has three younger siblings, one of whom (Shifra) was a classmate and close friend of Tamar’s at Ramaz and Ein HaNatziv. After graduating from NYU in 2005, he worked as a consultant and then as a strategic partner manager for Google. He is now entering his second year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania, and just completed a summer internship with the Federal Trade Commission in DC.

We have really enjoyed getting to know the Mincers over the past few months – anyone who is game for the annual Christmas morning skate at Central Park is OK in our book! And anyone who has seen Tamar and Yonatan over the past year knows that they just glow. We’re so happy for them!

The wedding will take place in August 2011. Thanks to everyone for your good wishes!

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