Where and with whom will you have Seder?

Here it comes, the most celebrated Jewish holiday of all, Passover! Where and with whom will you have Seder? A few years ago a Jewish woman participating in a Passover cooking workshop said, “I have a question. We have lived in the bay area for a few years but no one invites us for Seder….

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Basic Judaism – always a good idea

I advocate that every interfaith couple take a class on Judaism together. To the Jewish partner I say, You need to hear what’s being taught. You won’t know it all and you probably haven’t thought about many of these subjects as an adult.  I particularly love the Introduction to the Jewish Experience class because it has…

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Our Diverse Jewish Families

Last week we had a powerful discussion about parenting in a multiracial Jewish family. I was struck by a young Black Jew who said he wants his white parents to talk with him about racism.  We heard about slips of the tongue, misguided statements, things that we, the white majority can learn to do better….

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This is Bay Area Jewry Celebration

March 11, 2018  2:00 – 4:00 pm This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition which showcases the diversity in our community, is on display through March in the social hall. Lehrhaus Judaica, Building Jewish Bridges, and Beth El are planning a closing celebration for the exhibition. Please join us for a reception with…

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Posted in Events
Published on February 23rd, 2018

Movies make learning SO EASY

Film is a great way to explore Jewish culture and tradition. It’s easy; it’s fun. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has a WinterFest that takes place over Feb. 10 and 11. The Festival invites bay area Jewish organizations to co-present a film. They invited Building Jewish Bridges to co-present, An Act of Defiance, a…

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Posted in Film
Published on February 8th, 2018