Community Activities

Tisha B’Av: Mourning the Destruction of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem

When we look at this photograph of a relief on the Arch of Titus celebrating his siege and destruction of Jerusalem, that historical event can feel as old and foreign as the stones depicting it. Yet for Jews the idea of ‘never forget’ is not a new one. Jews remember the events of the past,…

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Jewish Heritage Night at the Giants

Jewish Heritage Night at the Giants Tuesday, Aug. 6, game begins at 7:15pm From the Giants’ website: The Giants are proud to welcome you and your family and friends to join the Bay Area Jewish community at the Giants annual Jewish Heritage Night! Your Special Event package includes a seat in one of the Jewish…

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Crown and Mystical Kabbalah

We’ll begin with a brief discussion of the meaning of mysticism; then the focus will move to the unique characteristics and history of Jewish mysticism. We will look at a variety of texts including the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation), Sefer Bahir and texts from the school of Abulafia before looking more intensively at the…

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Community Seders 2013

Special Seder on the day BEFORE Passover begins: 3rd Annual Chocolate Seder Jewish LearningWorks is pleased to partner with Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame to provide this lovely event. The chocolate seder is intended for children from kindergarten through 7th grade. It’s a fun, lively seder which involves learning, afikomen hunting, and lots and lots…

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