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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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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Things to do in August

  August time August is here and that always signals the end of summer.  That means you have just about a month to do some shopping around if you want to join a synagogue this fall.  If you want a buddy to go with you, just email me.  I’ll set it up – I have…

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Everyone is going to the SF Jewish Film Fest!

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival runs July 24 to August 7 We’ll all going to the movies! Come along. All around the bay synagogues and agencies are co-presenting various films in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.   I am co-presenting Strangers, a romantic & troubling film in French, English, Hebrew and Arabic about…

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Let’s go to the Movies!

Summertime, new movie releases and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival!   The outreach programs in the bay area are all co-sponsoring Strangers a film about an Israeli – Palestinian love affair. Now I know that seems like an odd choice as an “interfaith” film – it wasn’t our choice. The Film Festival people suggested…

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What! No Chuppah?!

What! No chuppah?! Did you (or will you) get married this week? We are making history this week! If you are one of the hundreds of LGBT couples who tied the knot this week, or are planning to, I want to wish you a Mazel Tov! But don’t stop there – if you want a…

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