(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,…Read More »
Worrying About Israel + More Passover Options
Let me begin by addressing that very land to which Moses took us: Israel. Throughout the USA Jews have been angered, distressed and horrified by the actions of the new rightwing government. One after another synagogues have been gathering members to discuss the situation and what American Jews can do to retain Israel’s democracy. I…Read More »
Community Seder Options for 2023
Every year I spend hours compiling the Bay Area community Seder options. This year I’m thrilled to say that the J-weekly has assembled a good start to that! See their list here. They are continuing to update their list so if YOUR synagogue is offering a Community Seder contact them! I am supplementing with the…Read More »
More thoughts for Purim Enjoyment
(Image from Kol Emeth‘s Purim email) Here are a few last minute ideas plus activities around the Bay Area. Is Purim a good “first” Jewish holiday for non-Jewish loved ones? A few favorite Hamentashen recipes My Jewish Learning’s “BEST” hamantaschen recipe looks pretty much like my mother’s Sugar Cookie dough and yes, it’s darn good! Candy hamentashen More…Read More »
Making ALL the Jewish holidays more meaningful & fun!
(Image is from www.noshartfun.com) Please don’t spend time worrying about the non-Jewish holidays you want to get rid of. Focus on making the Jewish holidays robust! Let them fill up your family’s life with warmth, celebration, ritual and good memories. I recently read an article, How to Hanukkahize other Jewish Holidays. In it the author suggests…Read More »
Summer Camp, Refugee Shabbat and more Events!
You may be thinking, it’s still ONLY JANUARY! Who the heck is thinking about summer camp for kids? The camps are! So they are sharing information about their programs. There are many sleep-away camps but there are also the synagogue camps right there in town. Read more about it here and then go call Maytal. Thinking ahead…Read More »