Jewish Culture

Teaching Children about the Holocaust

It can be quite difficult for some non-Jews to grasp the profound depth of feeling that many Jews have about the Holocaust. I’ve heard non-Jews says, “Why dwell on something so terrible? Just get on with your life.” Others fear that it will frighten the children or that negative thinking will bring on negative events….

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Mayim Bialik at the Marin JCC

Mayim Bialik’s 7 Jewish Values that keep her sane in Hollywood Torah – the Torah is a complex set of guiding values. It is an instruction manual in code. You can’t understand it without studying it. Torah covers all the human challenges – betrayal, seduction, murder, etc. Mayim studies weekly. One of the resources she…

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Secrets of the Synagogue Sanctuary

Secrets of the (Synagogue) Sanctuary Most Americans have never been inside a synagogue. Those that have may not know the parts of the sanctuary and their meaning. What is the bema? What’s the Eternal Light and is it really eternal? Do Jews kneel? Where should you sit? Should visitors wear head coverings? What about prayer…

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Mysteries of the Mikvah

When people convert to Judaism they ‘go to the mikvah.’ What does that mean? The mikvah is a ritual pool where one immerses oneself in a spiritual ceremony that makes one a Jew. But what happens exactly? Will you be naked in front of people of the opposite sex? Join our own delightful Rabbi Dardik…

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