Shabbat online Every Third Friday

During these times of social distancing many of my friends are still avoiding crowds. That means “going” to services online.  Want to try out a new shul? Join Beth Emek on any third Friday for services online. If you are up for it, yes, you can go in-person. If not, join on Zoom.  Their service…

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Is God Jesus?

For many people Jesus is God, but is the reverse true? Last week I needed to have a document notarized. I took it into my bank where they have a notary on staff. The young woman looked over my paperwork and told me, “For this document you have to swear an oath. I have one…

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The In-between days of Passover: Hol Hamoed

We are now in Hol Hamoed, the intermediate days of Passover. Since the day(s) of Seder are past many people want to go back to a regular diet that includes chametz (leavened foods like most bread.)  If the week of Passover is a burden to you it’s time to reconsider what you’re doing, why and…

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Published on April 21st, 2022

Bay Area Community Seders

Our local Jewish newspaper, the J-weekly, has compiled a list of Bay Area free and low-cost community Seders. Look at the list of them here. Here’s one that they didn’t get onto the list. There’s THIRD night Seder at Temple Israel in Alameda. There is an in-person option and a Zoom option.  Look at the…

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Supporting Ukrainians During the Current Crisis

Many of us feel anxious and a strong desire to help. Here are some ideas to help through Jewish institutions. There are MANY other organizations helping as well. For monetary donations for Ukraine relief funds, here are some suggestions. Hazon Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) JCF Ukraine Emergency Fund…

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