Couples

Second Chances & Changes of Mind

Pesach Shini (Second Passover) comes exactly one month after Passover. It is found in the Torah in Numbers 9:1 – 14. It’s historical purpose was to prove an opportunity to observe Passover for anyone who was unable to do so at the correct time due to ritual impurity or because they were too far away…

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Books for Interfaith Couples and Family Members

I’m often asked for book recommendations. Here are some of the best books for interfaith families. Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships By Dr. Joel Crohn This book remains the gold standard in the field. It respects the couple and those around them while identifying core values vs. prejudices. There…

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Where We Are Heading?

Abi & Andy with their kids Lori Voices From Our Community Imagining What’s Next Activists, environmentalists, single mothers, Israelis, interfaith couples, Jews of color, spiritual seekers, grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, adopted, transgendered – describe anyone you know? Join us Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1-5 p.m. at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. I am…

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Rituals and Memory

I received the weekly email newsletter from Netivot Shalom in Berkeley. In it their rabbi, Menachem Creditor, spoke his congregation about tonight’s holiday, Tu Bishvat. I want to share his words with you. Dear Chevreh (Friends), Tonight is Tu Bishvat, the Jewish celebration of Trees, an annual reminder to care for the world we inhabit….

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A Jewish Evening of Love (Tu B’Av)

A midsummer evening in the courtyard at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley For more info: www.jcceastbay.org Welcoming singles and couples of all orientations, Jewish, non-Jewish, and everything in between! “Dancing in the Vineyards: Sensual Poetry from Jewish Tradition” – Opening talk by Rabbi Andrea Berlin Enjoy champagne and…

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