Jewish Culture

Jewish from Argentina: A Rabbi’s Tale

Rabbi Roberto Graetz Explore the South American Jewish experience and how is it different from North America. What are the feelings of ethnic difference? How does one acculturate to the United States? What family and cultural traditions remain the same and what changes? Is there a feeling of ‘otherness’ even though we are all Jews?…

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Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. I heard a news report that less than one percent of Americans actually know someone serving in the armed forces. I am part of that one percent; my nephew is in the army and has been deployed twice. Quite the opposite is true in Israel where not only does the vast…

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Multiracial Jews: Born This Way

Shabbat at home The biggest job children have is to figure out who they are. What if they’re Jewish, a child of color, and trying to understand what the adults are saying about them? Come hear a panel of local Jews of color discuss what it is like growing up Jewish. How can we support…

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Jewish Paths

Have you ever wondered what Orthodox Jews believe? I mean beyond the gossip. How do they chose a life of observance? What does it mean to them? Is there any part of it that makes sense for me? Have you wished you could ask an Orthodox rabbi but were afraid that they were all –…

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Photo Exhibit: Scattered Among the Nations

(Image copyright, Bryan Schwartz, 2001, all rights reserved, and may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the artist.) Temple Sinai in Oakland will display dozens of large format, color portraits of Jews from seven of the world’s most isolated Jewish communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Scattered Among the…

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