Jewish Culture

High Holy Day Services, New York, 1911

I love the Tenement Museum. I’ve been there several times – anytime I get to New York.  I signed up for their email and have attended their online tours. Their recent email has this fascinating image of a ticket.  Here is their description of this item. This High Holiday services ticket, currently on display on…

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Celebrate Israel San Francisco 2020

Join the biggest celebration of Israel’s independence in the Bay Area and San Francisco! This year the featured performer will be Netta Barzilai. She won the 2018 Eurovision contest for Israel with her song, Toy. Sunday, May 3 1:00 – 5:00pm Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco Tickets are available here.

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A Special Evening at the Magnes Museum

Are you familiar with the Magnes Museum in Berkeley? It is a small treasure of a museum on the UC Berkeley campus. The curator is Professor Francesco Spagnolo, a brilliant, funny Italian Jew with whom I have worked before. He is a delight. Prof. Spagnolo will be one of the speakers at an evening event…

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Jews of the Middle East and Africa

(Photo courtesy of JEMINA) The majority of Jews in America are from Eastern Europe. This population is called Ashkenazi or Askenazim and is the standard for “Jewish” in American movies, books, television and culture. The foods, music, history and languages that we experience as “Jewish” in America are Ashkenazi. However, the Jewish people originated in…

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Make Summer Memories

  I received this flier in an email from the Osher Marin JCC and just instantly fell in love with the vibrant photos of kids enjoying SUMMER! Then I read the testimonial by fourth grader Hailey.  So sweet! Take a look at all the summer options for kids – and adults – at the Marin…

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