Community Activities

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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Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art

(Sometimes I have to park things on this blog because they aren’t anywhere else online in a concise way.) Arthur Szyk was a remarkable artist who illustrated many of the children’s books we’ve all read. His Passover Haggadah was on display at the Legion of Honor a few years ago. I saw this special event…

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Let’s watch a Jewish film or two or three…

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is just about to begin their WinterFest film series AND the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival is also weeks away. I love movies and many people find them a good way to learn. It’s hard to explain the full range of Jewish cultures, countries and traditions but you…

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