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

What the heck is Sukkot?

There are three pilgrimage holidays in Jewish tradition. Pilgrimage holidays are the ones on which ancient Israelites traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the holiday at the Temple. Sukkot is one of them. Exodus 23:14 describes the three festivals – Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. Sukkot is the third, the ingathering or harvest. Exodus 23:14 14. Three…

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Sukkot! Fabulous Harvest Festival!

Sukkot: The Next Holiday! If I could go back to the beginning of the creation of the calendar I would plead for a few more days between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. The High Holidays are so all encompassing and then, BOOM, it’s time for one of the pilgrimage holidays. I LOVE sukkot. Putting up the…

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Rosh Hashanah!

I wish you all a sweet new year! May this year bring us all more peace, more prosperity, more kindness around the world! Thinking about services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur I’m make one last plea, don’t make the High Holy Days your loved one’s first experience of a Jewish service. If you are…

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