Non-Jewish family

How can We Deal Graciously with our Children’s Grandparents?

How do you tell your parents about the different choices you’ve made? It can be hard to say, we’re raising the kids Jewish. We will/won’t have a Christmas tree. The baby will/won’t be baptized, receive a bris, have a bar mitzvah. What can we tell the non-Jewish grandparents about what is appropriate and how they…

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Summer Fun – Let’s Go to the SF Film Fest in Oakland

Let’s Go to the Movies! Join us for the SF Jewish Film Festival! BJB is co-presenting Little White Lie The film runs from 7 to 8:05pm. We’ll go for ice cream afterwards. Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and…

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What’s all that about the Jews being “chosen”?

(A bee doing her job.)   ​The ​concept of ‘chosen-ness’ really messes with some people’s minds. Let’s clear it up so we can be productive. I read a drash​/teaching​ by a friend for the parshah Kedoshim​ (teaching on a section of the Jewish bible)​. He said: The Parshah of Kedoshim begins with the statement, ​’​You…

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