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Shavuot: Make a tradition & keep learning

(Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay ) Shavuot begins at sundown this Sunday. Shavuot is a bit of a puzzler holiday. The Torah has very little to say about it. Most of what we know of ancient practices comes from the Mishnah. It was born as an agricultural holiday and acquired greater meaning in time….

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Jewish resilience in hard times

(Image: Beth Am in springtime) Shortly after Governor Newsom shut down California in March I received a beautiful note from one of “my” folks. I asked for her permission to share it. She gave me permission but in the pandemic, racial upheaval and fires I forgot. I came across it today. I wish that it…

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Published on August 26th, 2020

This is San Diego Jewry

Ah, the internet!  Jewish folks in San Diego discovered our This Is Bay Area Jewry exhibit information and contacted Building Jewish Bridges to discuss how they could do their own version for San Diego. WOW! Are we ever proud! They are launching their exhibit along with a LOT of fun this Thursday evening.  I, Dawn,…

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Published on October 15th, 2019

Introduction to the Jewish Experience: Traditions of Judaism

I always advocate for MORE INFORMATION. I believe that the people I work with – you – are intelligent and know what you want. BUT you have to have enough information to make decisions. Whether you’re trying to decide how your wedding will look, how your raise children, negotiate holidays, pick one or more spiritual…

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Published on April 7th, 2019