We are what we eat

Do you know what is the LAST cultural practice immigrants give up?  Their native cuisine.  I remember learning that in a college history class. At the time I was living on a dorm floor that was about half Asian girls. ALL OF THEM, despite how long they or their families had been in the US…

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Summer on the Square at the Palo Alto JCC

Summer is a great time to have fun with Jewish culture and dip your toes – and those of your loved ones – into all the variety of Jewish options. Socializing is a great way to give your non-Jewish family members a taste of Judaism. Here’s a great example. The Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto…

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Shavuot and finding joy here and now

We are living with a cascade of disasters. Mass murders, war, climate chaos. I am so sorry and send my condolences to all of you, my fellow travelers. If you are moved to pray, here is a Kaddish that may speak to you. Mourner’s Kaddish after a Mass Murder from the Ritual Well. But I’m going…

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Posted in Shavuot
Published on June 1st, 2022

Shir Joy Shabbat – Focus on Social Action

(Photo of the Shir Joy singers) Social Action Shir Joy Shabbat with Guest Speaker Gennady Mikityanky Our Shir Joy service is a powerful musical experience featuring Rabbi Chabon’s angelic voice accompanied by dynamic professional musicians on the bimah. This service is sure to lift our individual and collective spirits as we enter the space of…

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Posted in Shabbat
Published on May 11th, 2022