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Activities around the Bay for November

I saw a program on the Peninsula called Jammies and Jeans (see it below). I loved the name instantly and looked it up. Then, just to be 100 percent confident that it wasn’t just for members, I emailed my contact. She was delighted and hopes that some of you will give it a try – in Palo…

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True Colors: A play by and about Jews of Color

True Colors: A play by and about Jews of Color This play has been described as: Humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community, and what it means to be Jewish in modern times. It is also moving and thought provoking – for everyone. How do white Jews react to the…

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Sukkot and Activities around the Bay

We are now midweek for Sukkot. The Bible refers to Sukkot as HaChag, THE Festival. The best, the greatest holiday. Read more about it here. Sadly, in America, it has slipped into the background and many Jews miss out on the fun. If you didn’t do much for Sukkot yet this year consider going to one…

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A Night of Jewish Humor

Join the hilarious duo—Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach—for a wild night of side-stitching Jewish humor. This is a don’t-miss event for Jews and the people who love them, or really anyone who can’t resist a good laugh. Besides, you have something better to do on a Monday? Pultizer Prize-winning humor writer, Dave Barry, and #1…

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THE Festival: Sukkot

I love Sukkot. It is really the closest to a purely joyous holiday – along with Shabbat – in the Jewish calendar. Rabbi Larry Milder of Beth Emek in Pleasanton wrote two terrific pieces about Sukkot and I want to share them with you. Describing Sukkot’s relationship to Yom Kippur, he wrote: Philo of Alexandria asked:…

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Posted in Sukkot
Published on October 15th, 2019

This is San Diego Jewry

Ah, the internet!  Jewish folks in San Diego discovered our This Is Bay Area Jewry exhibit information and contacted Building Jewish Bridges to discuss how they could do their own version for San Diego. WOW! Are we ever proud! They are launching their exhibit along with a LOT of fun this Thursday evening.  I, Dawn,…

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Posted in General
Published on October 15th, 2019