Jewish Culture

A Jewish Evening of Love (Tu B’Av)

A midsummer evening in the courtyard at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley For more info: www.jcceastbay.org Welcoming singles and couples of all orientations, Jewish, non-Jewish, and everything in between! “Dancing in the Vineyards: Sensual Poetry from Jewish Tradition” – Opening talk by Rabbi Andrea Berlin Enjoy champagne and…

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Not-so-religious Things to do this Summer

It is the height of summer! My absolutely favorite time of year! I know, no Jewish holidays to speak of but lots of summer flowers and when we’re lucky, sunshine even around the bay. How can you “use” these wonderful summer days to get you ready for a Jewish autumn? First of all, JEWS ON…

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Let’s go to the Movies!

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for 2011 kicks off on July 21. Building Jewish Bridges is co-presenting two films. The Names of Love What happens when a tightly-wound Jewish scientist falls for a young Algerian sexpot in modern-day France? Cultures, mores and tragic histories collide-to surprisingly humorous effect. By hook, by crook and by…

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Jesus the Jew

Talking about Jesus can be hard in an interfaith family. But there are more books talking about Jesus from a Jewish and from a shared perspective. Take a look here. A Catholic woman once told me that Jesus was her dearest friend, that he has stood by her through very difficult times. In her process…

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Yom HaShoah 2011

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day is May 1 this year. Learn the history of how the day was established in Israel – and how it is observed – learn more here. Some Bay Area Gatherings Yom HaShoah Community-Wide Commemoration of the Holocaust in Oakland Join us as we remember those millions who died in the…

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