Sandy picks up her granddaughters, Kami and Ari, from Camp Newman, the Reform camp in Santa Rosa, CA.
Baby Boomer Bubbe

You Are Invited…To Participate in the Jewish Baby Boomer Legacy Project!

You have a story. It is your legacy. For some, your journey may seem ordinary and mundane while for others, your journey may seem filled with ups and downs, with more than uncommon experiences. Whatever [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

Time…Oy Vey, Where is IT and Where did IT Go?

Approaching: 2018…how does that resonate with you? Make you shudder? Make you wonder where all the years have gone? Make you leery/apprehensive/disbelieving that it wasn’t yesterday that you were turning 18? Oy, those were the [Read more…]

Sandy Taradash's family tours Israel. From left: granddaughter Shayna, daughter Marni, and grandson Jacob
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Technology, Israel and a Bat Mitzvah!

-OMG! – Heavens to Murgatroid! – WTF! -Holy Moley! -Oy Gevalt! -WTH! -Heavens to Betsy! -Oy Vey! -Fiddlesticks! This is a fine kettle of fish we’re in when we can’t understand the language of our [Read more…]

"A New Normal?" by Randy Heinitz, via (Creative Commons License)
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Is This the New Normal?

What is happening in this world? As a kid you couldn’t imagine saying the year that didn’t start with 19 let alone say 2016 and live to write the year 20-something, for that would ensure [Read more…]

Sandy Taradash and her grandchildren at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. Sandy says she bought each of them a t-shirt that matches their personality.
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Ride that E Ticket in Disneyland on Your 70th Birthday!

That dreaded birthday was approaching and I realized I had been 70 for my entire 69th year! The day after my birthday I felt so relieved that it was over! What was that anticipation all [Read more…]

At a parking lot in Israel, the number of available spaces has been replaced by a Passover greeting (Joe Goldberg photo via under Creative Commons license)
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Pass Over

  I can hear the Russian accents shrayening Yiddish barbs at one another, “You draykop!” “You’re such a shmendrick!” “Of course the goyim don’t understand!” This is the normal conversation and banter from Bubbe and [Read more…]