Community Activities

Museum Trips!

Veiled Meanings From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Clothing exists to cover our bodies, but it can also uncover latent histories and personal narratives. To what extent does our choice of dress suggest individual taste or reflect influences from our surroundings? The variety of costumes displayed in this exhibition attests to the diversity of…

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In These Troubled Times, Get Support

Last week I asked folks on my email list, how are you doing after the Pittsburgh shooting. This reply did not surprise me, “I’m crying a lot.” For some people this tragedy stood alone and stark. For others it added to other troubles in their lives. I asked the people on my list of Seekers and Jews…

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Squeeze the Juice out of Summer!

It’s August. Time to squeeze the last juice out of summer. Then take a leisurely look at fall Jewish programs and opportunities. If you don’t yet have a synagogue this is a good time to look around. You can look online to see what synagogues are near you by simply Googling “synagogues near me” or…

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Let’s Go to the Movies!

The 2018 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is up and running. You can read their entire offering here. This year Building Jewish Bridges is co-presenting two interesting films. The first is The Entertainer with Toby Jones. Here’s the description I got.   Back in the 90s, Paul Limp (Toby Jones) used to be a successful…

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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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