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Summertime! Where are all the Jews?

  It’s JUNE! Summer brings big changes to Jewish institutions and synagogues. You’d think it were the year 100 and we were all farmers again. There are very few holidays in the summer, Hebrew school is closed, rabbis go on vacation, apparently Jews are tending their gardens and flocks. However, many synagogues take advantage of…

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Shavuot around the SF Bay Area

Beginning tonight at sundown is Shavuot. This holiday is a bit quirky. It is one of the three Biblical pilgrimage holidays, so very important, and yet doesn’t have the foods, actions and traditions of the other two big festivals, Sukkot and Passover. My Jewish Learning has a lot of good information and you can delve…

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Should we all be the same?

Have you ever felt out of step with those around you? Sometimes, even among those we love most, we feel “different.” I witnessed several experiences of that this week. In the first, I read Cantor Jennie Chabon‘s beautiful drash, “Is God the one thing?” When my brother was in college, he and his friends began…

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This is Bay Area Jewry — in Marin

  This is Bay Area Jewry: Photo Essays on the Changing Nature of our Community Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 16 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and levels of religious observance —…

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Community Seders 2017

FIRST NIGHT SEDERS Community Passover Seder Come join the OFJCC for our annual Community Passover Seder. This interactive, warm and welcoming event is perfect for the whole family! Enjoy a delicious Kosher for Passover meal, singing and matzo decorating! Special Note Regarding Registration: This event is being subsidized by the OFJCC Annual Fund. If you…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 5th, 2017