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2022 Fall Basic Judaism Classes

I am beginning to compile a list of the Fall 2022 classes offered by San Francisco Bay Area synagogues and Jewish agencies. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you know of additional classes. (You can email me at dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org)  Introduction to Judaism Rabbi Booth’s Introduction to Judaism class will meet on Sundays this year. As…

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A Torah Perspective on Abortion

In May of this year Rabbi Sami Barth wrote a beautiful explanation of the Torah on abortion for his congregation. (Rabbi Barth was the transitional rabbi for Am Tikvah in San Francisco.) I have his permission to share his email with you. This is a subject with which our country is struggling. For those who…

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Shabbat in Person!

Last Friday I spent Shabbat with the folks at Jewish Gateways. A new friend who is a member there invited me. It was a potluck (my favorite!) so I took a loaf of homemade challah fresh from the oven. We met outside in a small private park in Oakland. Rabbi Bridget Wynne, their spiritual leader,…

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Journey to Judaism: An Art Show

Journey to Judaism An Artful Exploration of Jewish concepts, people, and places Local artist, Beth Bourland, converted to Judaism in 2020. Because she is a watercolorist she chose to document her journey not through writing, but through painting. An award winning artist, Beth sought out visual Jewish elements that illuminated her learning.  She visited the…

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