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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Some quick reminders for this week

Heads up! My program, Honoring Your Jewish Child’s Non-Jewish Heritage will now be entirely online. You can sign up to receive the Zoom link here. It is still cosponsored with Temple Sinai and New Lehrhaus. If you are not able to attend on Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm, you can register and you will automatically get a link…

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What About the Children?

(Image: Guinness Hamentashen for Irish Jewish kids!) What about the children? If you are in an interfaith/intercultural family then your children have family members who are not Jewish, who may follow other religions or traditions, yet these people are an important part of your child’s life. How can you recognize and honor this part of…

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