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Adults from Interfaith Families: A Roundtable Discussion


Join other adults who grew up in an interfaith family to discuss how that went for you and to consider challenges and desires. Do you think of yourself as Jewish? Half Jewish? Jew-ish? Does it annoy....
September 22 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Lehrhaus Judaica 2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
San Francisco Bay Area
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The High Holidays… Do I Want to or Do I Have to?


What is it about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that pulls Jews into the synagogue by the droves? Obligation? Faith? Remembrance? What do these holidays mean? What part do they play in our lives? ....
September 18 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 pm
Beth Emek 3400 Nevada Court
Pleasanton, CA 94566
San Francisco Bay Area
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Growing Up Interfaith: First Person Stories


Since the advent of the term “interfaith” the Jewish focus has been on the intermarried couple. Research has not explored the experiences of the children of these couples. This conference will be....
May 22 2016
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Temple Sinai
Berkeley, CA 94704
San Francisco Bay Area
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Cooking Jewish Whether You’re Jewish or Not: Shabbat!


Shabbat (the Sabbath) is the central observance or holy day of Judaism. Just about everything gives way before Shabbat – including Yom Kippur. Because it is the day that God gave us for rest and....
May 01 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
San Francisco Bay Area
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This Is Bay Area Jewry - Opening Reception


The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community has been referred to as “the diaspora of the diaspora” and is often portrayed as the edgiest, least engaged and most outrageous. Many of us embrace our....
April 13 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai 2808 Summit Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
San Francisco Bay Area
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Patrilineal Descent, Reform Judaism & Those Other Jews


In 1983 the Reform movement officially recognized children of Jewish fathers as Jewish. But if you read the statement it says that every child of a mixed marriage, whether the mother or father is....
March 13 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 pm
B’nai Tikvah 25 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
San Francisco Bay Area
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Death and Mourning for the Jew by Choice


At some point we all lose loved ones. The person who has converted to Judaism will eventually be faced with mourning a non-Jewish relative. What is appropriate behavior for a Jewish mourner who has....
February 04 2016 - February 11 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai 2808 Summit Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
San Francisco Bay Area
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Conversion to Judaism


Are you curious about converting to Judaism — for yourself or someone you love? Perhaps you know someone who is converting and wonder why someone would make that choice. Maybe this is the first time....
December 13 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 pm
B'nai Shalom 74 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
San Francisco Bay Area
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After the Play: Disgraced


You’ve heard that one should not bring up religion, race or politics in polite company but in Disgraced these are central issues. One reviewer said, “As much as “Disgraced” is a play about the....
December 03 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Sinai 2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609
San Francisco Bay Area
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Women in Interfaith Relationships


Join other women, Jewish or not, to examine interfaith relationships in relation to culture and gender. What are the unique expectations and responses that a woman encounters as she creates a home and....
November 19 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
San Francisco Bay Area
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