Community Activities

Shavuot 2020 is all Online

Synagogues have made an amazingly rapid turn to using the internet for programs, services, lectures, etc. Many of us expected to be “finished” with the COVID-19 lock down by now, but here we are. It’s the new normal. Even when houses of worship open some will not feel safe going into a crowd until there…

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Need a Virtual Seder?

You’re sheltering in place – GOOD! But you are alone or you have never led a Seder before or you just want some Passover company!  The J-weekly has created a calendar of Passover activities, including Virtual Seders. You can find that page here. There are other local virtual Seders that aren’t on the list. Here…

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“Doing Jewish” Online

What’s happening online in Jewish life? Jewish community everywhere is turning to the internet to be socially connected while we are socially distancing. Here are some examples. My Jewish Learning has a calendar of their events here. Anyone can join in. Most synagogues have gone to online services and classes. For example, Temple Isaiah in…

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Spiritual Love in a time of Virus

This is a weird time. We are in the midst of a pandemic. We had no idea this was coming. We are not prepared. On Sunday I read in the SF Chronicle that many houses of worship were closing their sites.  By today I learned that six of the bay area counties will be putting a shelter-in-place order out…

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The Coronavirus and Purim here in the Bay Area

(This image is from the email I got from the Marin JCC canceling their Purim Palooza. Isn’t it delightful!) The City of San Francisco has announced that due to ongoing public health concerns over COVID-19, all events at City-owned venues between March 7 and March 20 will be cancelled. This has included a number of Jewish events….

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