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Where Can I Access Shabbat Services Online?

(Image: Services at Beth Am) With COVID-19 impacting the entire world synagogues have moved rapidly to online services where ever possible. Orthodox congregations are not allowed to use electricity on the Sabbath. You can get on the email list for those synagogues and they will email members, and you, when they have programming available. They…

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True Colors with the Jewish Women’s Theatre

Humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times. Let’s meet at the Jewish High School and enjoy this unique performance together. Just email me, dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org so I know to expect you. I’m curious to see how the stories in this play similar or different…

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This Is Bay Area Jewry: a discussion & celebration

Beth Am, Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 23 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and levels of religious observance — from the North and South Peninsulas, San Francisco, Oakland/Berkeley, Contra Costa, and Marin….

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Here come Passover and Easter

Let’s talk about the Passover – Easter issue for a moment First, to my Jewish readers, I’ve heard from a few people who feel stressed by the Easter themed activities at schools and day cares. Several people told me they asked the management to stop doing Christian activities and were met with resistance. Take a…

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Passover Wisdom

Thank you to Rabbi Mychal Copeland and Cantor Sharon Bernstein of Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco for these teachings about Passover. This is from the Sha’ar Zahav congregational email. The Hebrew word for Egypt, “Mitzrayim” comes from “tzar,” meaning a narrow, confined, place. A place so tight it is restricting, painful. A place so tight that we…

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Posted in Passover
Published on April 17th, 2019

Let’s Go to the Theater: The Good Book

When you say the words, “The Bible,” a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim will probably have different ideas in mind. Put them all together for The Good Book.   Berkeley Rep’s play, The Good Book explores faith, belief in God, and the acceptance of biblical scripture as divine, as opposed to scientific, historical theories of…

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