Hello Berlin! Three days ago, I arrived in this bustling city. Two days ago I found myself in a martial arts class totally by accident. And yesterday, I had the pleasure of walking around part of East Berlin with my new director Anja. She showed me a courtyard full of warehouse bars and clubs, part of the Berlin Wall, and an adorable cafe, Shakespeare & Sons. Featuring delicious bagels and carrot cake, Shakespeare & Sons is also offers “Jewscotti,” potato knishes, lox, and Jewish cookbooks. It was such a lovely surprise to find Jewish culture popping up out of no where! Looking forward to many more lovely surprises over the coming year.
Your JDC fellow–Eta