Community Activities

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 2022

I am proud to say that right here in Berkeley, CA is an annual Leyl Shavuot event that I’ve been told is the oldest continually running event of its kind in the US. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Save the date for the 34th Annual East Bay Tikkun: A Day of Learning on Shavuot! This year’s event…

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Shabbat online Every Third Friday

During these times of social distancing many of my friends are still avoiding crowds. That means “going” to services online.  Want to try out a new shul? Join Beth Emek on any third Friday for services online. If you are up for it, yes, you can go in-person. If not, join on Zoom.  Their service…

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Bay Area Community Seders

Our local Jewish newspaper, the J-weekly, has compiled a list of Bay Area free and low-cost community Seders. Look at the list of them here. Here’s one that they didn’t get onto the list. There’s THIRD night Seder at Temple Israel in Alameda. There is an in-person option and a Zoom option.  Look at the…

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Supporting Ukrainians During the Current Crisis

Many of us feel anxious and a strong desire to help. Here are some ideas to help through Jewish institutions. There are MANY other organizations helping as well. For monetary donations for Ukraine relief funds, here are some suggestions. Hazon Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) JCF Ukraine Emergency Fund…

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Some quick reminders for this week

Heads up! My program, Honoring Your Jewish Child’s Non-Jewish Heritage will now be entirely online. You can sign up to receive the Zoom link here. It is still cosponsored with Temple Sinai and New Lehrhaus. If you are not able to attend on Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm, you can register and you will automatically get a link…

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What will you do on December 25th?

It’s the BIG one, Christmas! What will you do on December 25? I like this article’s opening which says, there’s more than one way to spend Christmas Day. For some folks Christmas Eve is the time for a big meal and presents under the tree. Then it’s a hike on Christmas Day.  For many of us it’s…

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