Conversion

What’s in a Jewish Name?

Join B’nai Tikvah congregants for services on Friday January 9 at 6:30pm, when I will be speaking in the sermon slot. My subject is the special place name and naming rituals holds in Jewish tradition. This dovetails with the start of a new book of the Torah called Shemot, in which the Twelve Tribes of…

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Basic Judaism classes – Fall 2014

Introduction to Judaism classes around the Bay! Starting September through November NEW! ** Don’t worry about missing the first class. I’m sure they will gladly bring you up to speed. In fact, it’s a great opportunity to sit down and get to know Rabbi Leider – one on one. Judaism 101 with Rabbi Susan Leider…

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When one child is Jewish and the other is Not

Kveller, an online magazine published the first person story of a woman whose eldest daughter from her first marriage is not Jewish and her second daughter from a Jewish marriage, is Jewish. How this woman got to this place in life is interesting and is the result of being alive in a time when many…

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Basic Judaism classes beginning January 2014

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to learn more about Judaism? Intro to Judaism classes are great for interfaith couples — take the class together –they stimulate good discussions, answer questions and you’ll get to know other interesting people. Jump in! Exploring Judaism This course is a year-long exploration of the history, beliefs, traditions,…

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