Welcoming Your Jewish Baby — Whether You’re Jewish or Not

A Group for Moms and babies 0-6 months Join us for a discussion! Discussion topics include: Support for Moms with new Babies Jewish Resources for Mom, Baby and Family Getting Your Groove Back & Adjusting to the New Normal Considering Jewish Choices and Practices for your Home Date: Five sessions, groups forming now, call for…

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Basic Judaism Classes Fall 2009

I will keep a running list of all the basic Judaism classes being offered around the bay this fall.  Check back every week or so as I add more. Judaism: a Sampler This 3-session overview of the basics of Judaism is for learners, seekers, interfaith couples and anyone who is curious about what it means…

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Making the Most of Summer

What can you do to increase your enjoyment of SUMMER? Making the most of summer There are two things I propose you do this summer. The first is – spend meaningful time with your loved ones.  We have gorgeous weather, long days and lots of natural beauty.  The parks are open, the pools are open,…

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Come with me to the Movies!

Come to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival with me. We’ll see a movie and then go around the corner for pizza. Buy your tickets and meet me in line at the Roda Theater in Berkeley. Hello Goodbye France, Israel, 2008, 99 min., French In this entertaining romantic comedy, Alain (Gerard Depardieu) and Gisele (Fanny…

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Jews March for Pride

This Sunday is the Gay Pride Parade. Jews from around the bay area are all getting together to march as one Jewish community. On both sides of the bay the Jewish Federations are organizing to help people carpool, get the right BART connections and get to the Jewish location in the parade. Lots of synagogues…

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Posted in LGBT
Published on June 25th, 2009

Ending Passover

Ready to start eating leavening?  YES!   There’s a holiday that “ends” Passover for Sephardic Jews called Mamouna or Maimouna.  It is a joyous celebration of eating all those foods that were forbidden during Passover – leavened foods!  Yeast leavened breads – time to eat pizza and donuts.  Yeast drinks – beer and fluids flavored…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 16th, 2009