Basic Judaism classes around the bay

Wish you knew more?  Wish you could explain Judaism better to your partner?  Take a class together.  Not only will you both learn a lot, you’ll spend quality couples time talking about what you learned. Introduction to the Jewish Experience A three-part course designed to equip students to engage with Jewish life and Jewish institutions. …

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Women in Interfaith Relationships (Palo Alto)

A Discussion for Girlfriends, Wives, Mothers & Grandmothers Are you raising a child with a partner of a different (or no) religious tradition? How does gender impact interfaith relationships? Society places expectations on women as girlfriends, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and best friends. Even in the 21st century, the home is the domain of the…

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Women In Interfaith Relationships (Oakland)

A discussion for girlfriends, wives, mothers and grandmothers Join other women, Jewish or not, to examine interfaith marriage in relation to culture and gender.  What are the unique expectations and responses that a woman encounters as she creates a home and builds a family life in which her religion is not that of her partner? …

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High Holidays: I’ve been here before

I’m quite fond of Rabbi Raffi Asher of B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek.  I have known him a long time.  He is very tall and always seems to bend slightly forward to come closer to short people like me.  I like what he wrote about the High Holiday experience – I’m a fan of the film…

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Remembering 9-11

Dear Friends,   Eight years ago we all ran to the television or the radio as we learned the news of the planes hitting the Twin Towers in New York.  It was a morning of shock and fear.  I know for a fact that at least one person on this list was one of the…

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Posted in Holidays
Published on September 11th, 2009


Dear Chevreh, Rabbi Menachem Creditor shared these memories and thoughts on that Sept. 11, eight years ago.     I remember leaving class at JTS that Tuesday morning and going downstairs to move my car.  A friend was in the elevator when I got in and asked, “did you hear about the planes that flew into the World…

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