Jewish Culture

Museum Trip to the Legion of Honor

A little reminder: do join us for this FUN activity! Islam and the Classical Heritage From the legendary life and exploits of Alexander the Great (known as Iskandar in the Islamic tradition) to the insights of Islamic mathematicians who first introduced the concept of algebra (al-jabr), this exhibition brings a larger awareness of how authors,…

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Museum Trips!

Veiled Meanings From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Clothing exists to cover our bodies, but it can also uncover latent histories and personal narratives. To what extent does our choice of dress suggest individual taste or reflect influences from our surroundings? The variety of costumes displayed in this exhibition attests to the diversity of…

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Let’s Go to the Movies!

The 2018 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is up and running. You can read their entire offering here. This year Building Jewish Bridges is co-presenting two interesting films. The first is The Entertainer with Toby Jones. Here’s the description I got.   Back in the 90s, Paul Limp (Toby Jones) used to be a successful…

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Anti-Semitism expressed in Robocalls to Bay Area Jews

A few Jewish friends who happen to work in Jewish organizations have recently said on Facebook that they have received the anti-Semitic robocall that’s going around. Rabbi Milder of Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton was one of them and I’m sharing what he wrote to his congregation.     I got the call. When I arrived…

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