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Growing up in an Interfaith Home

Did you grow up the child of an interfaith couple?  Have you wished you could talk to other people who shared some of your same experiences? Are you raising children in a home with one Jewish parent and one non-Jewish parent?  Have you ever wished you could ask a person from an interfaith home how…

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur begins Wednesday night I hate fasting.  Let me count the ways. 1. I hate having to get off coffee and caffeine so that I won’t have a headache all day. 2. I hate feeling weak and lacking focus. 3. I hate being thirsty and that dry sound your mouth makes. 4. I hate…

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Shana Tova!

Shana Tova! Happy New Year! Do Rabbis have a Sense of Humor about the High Holidays? Take a look at this video and you tell me! That’s Rabbi Bloom of Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland. You can join him for Yom Kippur or all year long on Shabbat. Call the synagogue for more information: 510-832-0936….

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Welcoming Your Jewish Baby Whether You’re Jewish or Not

Time for another new mamas group.  If you are a new mama consider joining me.  If you know a new mama, tell her about this group. Welcoming Your Jewish Baby A group for Moms and babies 0-6 months In Oakland Five sessions, starting October 29 (We will jump over Thanksgiving week) Wednesday afternoons 1:30pm to…

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Jewish Heritage Night at the Giants

  Take me out to the ball game!  Take me out with the crowd!   For the last few years I’ve been joining Shalom Bayit (a Jewish agency that fights domestic abuse) for dinner and THE GAME on Jewish Heritage Night. One of my girlfriends took this picture to prove that I don’t go for…

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Posted in Community
Published on August 24th, 2008

Call it what you will, you need a community

My daughter calls me “Mama” when she’s feeling especially affectionate or especially upset. So when I picked up the phone at 6am on a Sunday morning and heard, “Mama?” I knew things were not OK. Elly is in Israel on a Birthright* trip and her credit card had been frozen. Despite my calls to the…

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