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April 8, 2014 eNewsletter - San Francisco

April 8, 2014

Dear Friends,

We have lots more resources and relatable stories about Passover and Easter experiences to help you prepare for the upcoming holiday, however you plan to observe it. And the results are in from this year's Passover & Easter survey. Congratulations to our $500 gift card winner, Dena Loughlin!

We are also very pleased to welcome Rabbi Mychal Copeland, our new Director of InterfaithFamily/San Francisco Bay Area. You can read her first blog post here.

Lindsey Silken

Coming Up in the Bay Area Gdcast
Call For Jewish Stories
San Francisco-based G-dcast is looking for local young adults with unique, funny or heartfelt personal stories about Jewish weddings, births or funerals for a new video project. Learn more
Chocolate Cookie
A Tasty & Entertaining Holiday
Make Passover tasty and fun this year with new recipes added to our recipe index, including matzah brie with smoked salmon, cod cakes and chewy chocolate cookies. And check out part 2 in's Passover According to Kids video series, plus a new seder matching game and an interactive haggadah app free for download! If you’re not sure where to get started with this holiday, try our Passover Booklet.
Vocke Family
Doing It All: Passover & Easter
Passover was the first time Elizabeth’s parents met the man she ended up marrying. This year, the challenge she faces isn’t about her interfaith relationship but approaching both Passover and Easter with their six-year-old. Read more
Passover Story
Women of Passover
The Women of Passover
Who are the important women of the Passover story? What’s their surprising interfaith story behind the story? Read more
Cohen Family
My Kids Keep Kosher…But I Don’t
Melissa converted to Judaism and is working hard to raise Jewish children. But when their practice includes keeping kosher for Passover and hers is less strict, it provides a new kind of challenge. Read more
Paper CraneKids' Books that Matter
Kathy Bloomfield previously shared kids’ Passover books and favorite haggadot to buy and DIY, and now she focuses on books that tell tales of loving the stranger. Read more
Bar & Bat Mitzvah
American Jewish FamilyThe Real Face of Judaism
“The decisions that are made are going to impact real families...this is not a theoretical conversation,” writes Susanna, who found out the day of her son’s bar mitzvah that only her husband’s name was included in his call to the bimah—not hers. Read more

From the Blog
Father SonSTAFF BLOG: Rabbi Robyn from IFF/Philadelphia has your guide to a seder your kids will enjoy. Joshua from IFF/Boston shares an inspirational bat mitzvah. In Chicago, Rabbi Ari remembers her childhood Passovers fondly. IFF/San Francisco Bay Area's new director, Rabbi Mychal, shares how she met the mother of her children. And CEO Ed Case remembers his mother and the important impact she's had on so many of us.

WEDDING BLOG: Anne's latest blog posts divulge when she knew Sam was "the one," and how working at an event production company means wedding planning 24/7...and she loves it.

PARENTING BLOG: Jessie mentally prepares for Passover, considering what it means to welcome the stranger, and who that refers to. And Jane seizes an opportunity to connect The Lord of the Rings to the Passover story with her son, Sammy.

 Coming Up in the Bay Area
 Passover Story
 Bar & Bat Mitzvah
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The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach." A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.) The elevated area or platform in a synagogue, from which Torah is read. Worship service leaders, such as clergy, may lead services from the bimah as well. Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.
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