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Let’s Take the Whole Family to the Movies! Prince of Egypt

I’m so happy that the 43rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 20 – August 6 in the Bay Area) is including The Prince of Egypt! We’re proud to be co-presenting The Prince of Egypt. SFJFF invites audiences to rediscover this classic for its 25th anniversary. This animated adaptation of the Exodus story features an…

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Jews and the 4th of July

I really enjoyed this communication from Rabbi Larry Milder of Beth Emek in Pleasanton. It’s a bit of Jewish and American history for the 4th of July. Jews have fled to many countries and in America we did indeed find a country where we are allowed to practice our tradition. What Independence Day Means to…

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Published on July 4th, 2023

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Image is from the San Francisco Jewish Family & Children’s Holocaust Center) I find it painful that Yom Hashoah comes so quickly after Passover. I think I want the untainted joy to last longer. This year Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day falls from the evening of Mon, Apr 17 to the evening of Tue, Apr 18,…

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Mimouna: the Post-Passover Holiday We all Deserve!

Passover ends rather tamely in much of the world, but the Moroccan, and now Israeli, Jewish community do it so well! They have the holiday of Mimouna. In a burst of returning to eating yeast leavened food and drink they have a feast. It may be too late to plan such an event this year,…

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