Jewish Culture

Judaism Gets Back to Our Roots with Sukkot on the Farm

Sukkot on the Farm Wilderness Torah invites you to gather in multi-generational community for the sixth annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival – a four-night camp out and celebration of the fall harvest. Come co-create our village and enjoy the Columbus day weekend with farm-fresh organic food, Shabbat and Sukkot celebration, bonfires, music, learning, kids…

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What’s Jewish about that?

I recently emailed a friend (yes, she in an interfaith marriage) who works at Berkeley Rep Theater to ask, “Do you have upcoming plays with a Jewish theme?” She replied, “Maybe I’m not the right person to ask because in my eyes there is always a Jewish theme.” She sent me some of her ideas…

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Death, Mourning and especially Shiva

I think the best time to talk about death is on a summer day when dying seems preposterous and one can’t be sad because the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and all is right with the world. So let’s take a moment and talk about Death and Mourning while it is not at…

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