Next Holiday Up: Purim!

Purim will begin Wednesday evening, March 7. That’s the night that synagogues typically hold their Purim Schpiel – the retelling of the Purim story. Sometimes the story is chanted from a simple scroll and many times there is a comical play telling the story. It is popular to pick a theme – like Purim according…

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Purim: The Jewish Mardi Gras!

Join us for a stimulating evening of cocktails, crafts, comedy, and conversation! All adults (21 and over) are welcome to celebrate this wild and crazy holiday. No Jewish experience necessary. 7:00 – Brief & boisterous telling of the Purim story by comedian Joshua Walters 7:30- Choose from four exciting conversations: *Sasha Goldberg of Keshet &…

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Rituals and Memory

I received the weekly email newsletter from Netivot Shalom in Berkeley. In it their rabbi, Menachem Creditor, spoke his congregation about tonight’s holiday, Tu Bishvat. I want to share his words with you. Dear Chevreh (Friends), Tonight is Tu Bishvat, the Jewish celebration of Trees, an annual reminder to care for the world we inhabit….

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Passover Made Easy

Not everyone who holds a seder grew up with Passover traditions. Dawn will share tasty Passover recipes, shortcuts, and tips for engaging children (and spouses) of all ages in the holiday. Date: Thursday, March 22 Time: 9:30 – 11:30am Place: Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon Cost: $20 To register, please call the Osher Marin…

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner

Thanksgiving is next week. People have waxed poetic about the similarities between Thanksgiving and Sukkot – both harvest celebrations – but few non-Jewish Americans know about Sukkot and we ALL know about Thanksgiving! Would you like to bring some Jewish content to your Thanksgiving table? Here are three ideas. 1. Choose a favorite Jewish dish…

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Published on November 18th, 2011