By Chanita Teitz

Post-Purim greetings from the hills of Waterbury, Connecticut, where we went for our Purim seudah.

It took about an hour and a half to get there and we were greeted by our grandchildren, son, and daughter-in-law. Everyone was so happy to see us and we were happy to be there. Two of our daughters and their families also came, so it was very lively.

Waterbury is a small, old New England town. My son and daughter-in-law’s house and the entire block make me feel like I’m in the middle of Little Women. The houses seem to come straight out of a different time with their wrap-around porches, many rooms, high ceilings, and lots of nooks and crannies. I can just imagine Jo and her sisters sitting around the fireplace.

The Yeshiva Gedolah opened in 2000 and Waterbury has seen a new Jewish growth. Although it is a little further from us than I would want them to be living, my children are happy there.

During our seudah, I received an unexpected phone call from my son in Israel. He was at a Purim mesibah at Yeshivas Mercaz HaTorah where he is a rebbe. He was with a group of his talmidim, two from the Five Towns and three from Kew Garden Hills. The boys are Boruch Eisenberger, Avi Vegh, Rabbi Dov Teitz, Shmuel Teitz, Avi Lamb, Dovid Lasevski, and Dovie Perkal.

Hope you enjoyed your Purim and now the countdown to Pesach begins. Happy cleaning!

Chanita Teitz is a real estate broker at Astor Brokerage in Kew Garden Hills, serving the entire Queens vicinity. Call her at 718-263-4500  or  e-mail


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