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Holiday Nostalgia is a Good Thing

Some Nostalgia… and Where it can Lead It is with tremendous nostalgia that I tell you that it is time for Annual Chanukah Bazaars. My eldest, Elly, is twenty one years old and before she was born my husband and I were members of Beth El in Berkeley and volunteered at the Bazaar. At the thought of…

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What Will You Do on Christmas Day?

Christmas is coming We are heading into the massive HOLIDAY SEASON. Some of you have got your process nailed. You know just where you’ll go, with whom and what you’ll do there. Others of you are not so sure. Feel free to call me and we can talk through the options you’re considering. The closer…

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You are Mine for Now

When my daughter was in kindergarten we had to change schools midyear. I was anxious about bringing my five year old to a new school where all the other kids had bonded. I remember the February morning that I walked into the office of the new school and introduced Elly to the school secretary, Sue….

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What do the Children Say?

I want to direct you to a very important article that appeared in the J-Weekly. It is an interview with young adults who are from interfaith families. As I have said in the past, try to remain open to what they are saying. If some of what they say is troubling to you, call me….

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Posted in Children
Published on October 10th, 2007

Jewish Kindergym

If you live in the East Bay and you or your partner is Jewish — you will at some point come upon Dawn Margolin and Kindergym. She is a joy. Every child should experience Dawn’s parachute, bubbles, water-play, slides and climbers! Family Play Day Here’s your chance to come check us out! Come for a…

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Posted in Children
Published on September 21st, 2007

Yom Kippur thoughts

Here’s what Rabbi Roberto Graetz of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette sent to his congregation just before Yom Kippur. We are reaching the holiest of all Jewish holy days. It is a day of fasting and prayer, of reflection and silence. Rabbi Larry Tabick in a light tone reminds us of the essential nature of the…

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