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Passover Food

Let’s begin with the non-traditional dishes. I took a cooking class with a friend on Moroccan Cooking, here in Oakland from a gal named Dara who has The Sage Table. (You can find her online at www.thesagetable.com. I think she might be Jewish.) When I looked at the recipes she had taught us every single…

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Participating in Jewish Life!

How can the engaged Jewish community reach out to the unaffiliated and invite them to explore Judaism? Building Jewish Bridges has a wide range of opportunities. For synagogues In February Building Jewish Bridges partnered with Project Welcome to offer Increasing the Warmth of Your Welcome, a workshop that helps synagogues enhance their websites, bulletins, membership…

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Passover – Getting ready

  The Seder Plate You can go here for an online visual of the plate and it’s parts. http://urj.org/holidays/pesach/plate/ The First step preparing for Passover – cleaning In most cultures there is a “spring cleaning” that takes place. For Judaism, it is specifically attached to the commandment to get rid of all leavening and associated…

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Passover – Charoses Recipes

We had a great time at the Passover workshop today. There were five different kinds of Charoses to sample. I thought I’d post at least those five. Here are even more than five recipes… You’ll notice in the first picture that charoses is piled up in a little pyramid. This is a fun way to…

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Passover: The Set Table

The ultimate Jewish holiday: Passover! Whether you’ve never had a seder or you consider yourself a pro, you’ll learn something at this workshop.. We’ll literally have a set table – with all the elements identified and explained. We encourage you to bring ideas and practice from your own tradition and family. We’ll have sample foods…

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A Taste of Judaism

Are You Curious? A Taste of Judaism has been around for more than ten years and literally tens of thousands of people have taken it. It is aimed at the adult learner who has little knowledge of Judaism, but a good mind. The class covers the three pillars of Judaism: Jewish spirituality — Jewish views…

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