Community Activities

Mishloach Manot – Food gifts to loved ones for Purim

Mishloach manot, (translation:sending of portions) are commonly referred to as Purim baskets. These baskets or pretty bags are filled with food and given to friends and family, teachers and coworkers on Purim. The commandment to give these gifts comes from the Book of Esther (which contains the story of Purim) and is intended to ensure…

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Don’t miss Szyk at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Szyk Haggadah: Art Exhibit The haggadah, the ritual text for the Passover seder, evokes the story of the exodus of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. While myriad haggadot have been created from the tenth century to the present, the exhibition highlights the unique and powerful story of The Szyk Haggadah (1940). Arthur…

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You can explore Judaism through Film and Food!

Hummus, Falafel and Brisket – Oh, My! San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Presents three fabulous films about food that are sure to whet your appetite. (Don’t worry; there will be food available for purchase between the showings.) Make Hummus Not War (1:00) Filmmaker Trever Graham’s humorous journey takes us through the hummus bars and kitchens…

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What to do in 2014?

If I could get interfaith/intercultural couples to do one thing for themselves it would be to participate in a couples discussion group. I’ve never heard anyone say they regretted it. How could you regret getting closer to your partner? Getting a chance to really explain who you are and what you value? Hearing from others…

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Community Activities – including Hanukkah Events

EVENTS Chanukah Party (San Leandro) Community Chanukah Celebration at The Village (Corte Madera) LatkeFest! (Berkeley) Kol Emeth Community Chanukah Party (Palo Alto) Community Menorah Lighting (Redwood City) Making Room for Shabbat: Chanukah Edition! (Palo Alto) Rockin’ Shabbat Shira (Redwood City) DIY Judaism: Let’s Practice Havdalah! (Oakland) Sam Glaser Concert: “The Promise Tour” (Palo Alto) Film:…

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