Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This is my serious mustache face! Today is the last day of MOVEMBER and thus, the last mustache picture!! If you have enjoyed them and want to help support men's health! Please donate now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the incredible Pardes mustache growing team! They are SO amazing, so far they have raised over $3,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

You can still be a part of this cause!! Donate here:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Second to last day of MOVEMBER!!

Second to last day of Movember!! Don’t miss out helping and being a part of this amazing event!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A very thankful update!

I know you were all hoping to see a mustache picture, but here is one clean shaven picture! Donations at school for mustaches are going well and I am proud of the money we have raised as a team. This last week we will need to make a pretty big push to finish strong! 
Tonight I am refereeing another football game, and I am pretty sure it's not going to rain, so I am really excited about that! Yesterday I made chicken noodle soup for me and Roi (he is coming to see the game and then staying for the weekend) and today I made pumpkin pie (bought vanilla ice cream) and also made my first challah in Israel! I haven't eaten any of it yet, but everything looks and smells delicious!! The house smelled GREAT today! I am so grateful to be able to share these things with Roi...and I am grateful to have the means to have such nice things surrounding me.  I am grateful that I am studying at an incredible institution that is not only expanding my mind, but also my heart.  I finally feel like I am studying something that is making me a better person, not just a means to an end. 

And most importantly, I am grateful for my family. These are the days that living for from home is nearly torture. Not that I necessarily mess the food (although it's yummy) but I miss being with the whole family and then when everyone leaves, my mom and sister and I sit down with all the leftover desserts (even though we swore an hour before we could never eat another bite) and retell the funny stories of the day and laugh about all the crazy things that happened.  These are by far the best times and these are things that can't be replaced  by someone else. 

I hope you are all having a wonderful meal of abundance and surrounded by people who's love is overflowing. Happy Thanksgiving!! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

IFL Mustache!

For those of you that don’t know. I am a referee for the IFL (Israeli Football League) and last night was the season opener at Kraft Family Stadium! It was great and I think the teams were really intimated with my mustache!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Super cute mustache! It's already more than half way through Movember!!! Please donate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I think this mustache is awesome! Just sayin'

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pardes Mustaches!

First week: 

Second week! 

More people and more mustaches!! Way to go Pardes!! We are raising money for Movember!! Donate to our incredible team here: 

Mustache Shekel Wars!!

Hey mustache lovers!!!! 
We are starting shekel wars (originally penny wars) at Pardes! Put your agarot in the containers on the cabinet in the hallway of your learning level.
All-new Shekel Wars jars next to Pardes HappyGrams box

The containers say:
  •  רמת א Level alef
  • רמת ב Level bet
  • רמת ג Level gimmel
  • רמת ד Level dalet
  • רמת ה Level hey
  • כולל Kolel
If you are a “split” learner, please go with the level of your 3-a-week class.
You should put all the shekel coins and agarot in your level – whoever has the most shekels at the end of the month will win!!! But there is one catch! If you put shekel bills (paper shekels) into a different level, it will be counted as negative!! For example, say level alef is kicking butt and they have SO many shekels, so someone in level hey says, what are we going to do about this?? We can put a 20 shekel bill in level alef and it will deduct 20 shekels off of their score. 
What can a level win, you ask?? Well, first and formost, pride in your level and school for raising so much money for men’s health and for supporing Movember. Secondly, on Thursday December 1st, your class will get freshly baked chocolate chip cookies (and maybe milk)!
If you have any questions, please see someone with a mustache…or me!
Love, Andrea Donate here if you don't go to Pardes!! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Soul patch!

I know you're digging the soul patch! So have a soul and dig a dollar deep into your wallet and donate!! All the healthy men in your life will thank you!! And so will I!! =)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In case you were going through mustache withdrawal Please donate a $1 (or more) to help support research from prostate cancer and to help men's health!!! I know that you're all loving these mustache photos, so just $1!! Read about where your money will go... 

Thanks in advance!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Shabbat mustache!

Roi joined me today for men's health awareness!!! I hope you like our mustaches!!! Shabbat shalom...and after Shabbat donate here!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mustache 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think this one is sexy!
 That's why I'm winking!! Donate, donate, donate!! =) Thank you!!!!!!!! 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Hole in my heart...

I just received this article about bagel shops in Chicago (Kaufmans, our favorite, taking the number one stop) from my mother in the mail yesterday. She is always sending me little things, articles, stickers, pictures, whatever she can to let me know she is thinking of me. But even though she sent me this because it was a cute article about a place to love to visit together. The true message of what she is saying every time she sends me something was way too obvious this time. I love living and studying in Israel...but I know it's not easy for my family and especially my mom, we are best friends, and I know it's not easy for them (my family) to always be so supportive of me when I go away because I know it is a truly painful thing for them that I don't live close to home.  And I hope they know that I appreciate their support and love even when it is such a hard thing for them to do. I love you and I can't wait to see you in March! 

My Movember

I think I am the only girl at my school doing Movember to help raise money and awareness for men's health. But I think it's so important for society, I think men's health is something that people over look, especially cancer in men. And let's face it, there are a lot of important men in my life who's health I really care about! So here is my mustache, check back everyday to see a new mustache picture until the end of MOVEMBER! Donate here: 

Friday, November 04, 2011

Shabbat shalom! שבת שלום!!!

My table is ready! Tomorrow for lunch we're having a vegan Shabbat at my house! I made vegan chili. quinoa (a grain) with pomegranate and apple, and everyone else is bringing the other things! It'll be lovely. =)

I have a great story from the week for Shabbat! I was in my Humash class and we were learning the gemertria, and my teacher told us to add the number of the letters of our name..Andrea אנדריאה is 270...if you write 270 in the simplest form it is רע which is "bad" in Hebrew! I was SO sad! My name means bad?!?! (In Hebrew they actually write 270 as ער instead so no word can mean bad.) I was really upset and my teacher was like, really? What's your Hebrew name? And I said דורית Dorit, and he said, that's not 270..that's 620 and 620 is a great number in Hebrew, and I almost yelled, "and 620 is my birthday!!!!!!!!" (June 20th) and he said WOW!! gemertria in action!! (Because gemertria is suppose to be somewhat mystic.) 620 is also significant in Judaism because there are 613 commandments given in the Torah and seven rabbinic commandments instituted later for a total of 620!! Needless to say, I felt pretty awesome! 

Shabbat shalom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Movember is a changing the face of men's health! Men all over the US and world are growing mustaches in order to raise money to help fight prostate cancer!! You can read all about it at their website here

Pardes has a team led by Evan Remer, the guy in the picture with the big handle bar mustache. He has gotten other students and faculty to join him in raising awareness for this cause! 

The link to donate to the Pardes team is here

Check back here in two weeks and then again at the end of the month to see picture updates of these fine men's progress!! 

I also joined the Pardes team despite my lack of mustache, you can donate directly under my name if you click here!! =) Thanks in advance!