Jewish Culture

A Rabbi Encourages Her Congregation

(Photo: Entryway to Beth Sholom) Rabbi Amanda Russell of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco wrote an email to her congregants. She acknowledged their fears. Then she offered a small simple teaching that all of us can do. Look for her suggestion of how to help at the end of her letter. (Thank you Rabbi…

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Let’s Take the Whole Family to the Movies! Prince of Egypt

I’m so happy that the 43rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 20 – August 6 in the Bay Area) is including The Prince of Egypt! We’re proud to be co-presenting The Prince of Egypt. SFJFF invites audiences to rediscover this classic for its 25th anniversary. This animated adaptation of the Exodus story features an…

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Journey to Judaism: An Art Show

Journey to Judaism An Artful Exploration of Jewish concepts, people, and places Local artist, Beth Bourland, converted to Judaism in 2020. Because she is a watercolorist she chose to document her journey not through writing, but through painting. An award winning artist, Beth sought out visual Jewish elements that illuminated her learning.  She visited the…

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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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