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Mussar for Modern Life

Sat, July 8 * Temple Sinai, Oakland

Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish system of character development that has regained popularity as a spiritual practice in our modern age. This class will provide tools and frameworks to help us deal more effectively with challenging situations we face in our every day lives. Newcomers are welcome. Register

Six Day War 50th Anniversary: A Storytelling Event

Friday, June 9 

Every second Friday of the month, join us starting at 3:30 pm for a special Shabbat celebration to kick off the weekend. Enjoy special guests, noshes, Shabbat blessings and more. Join us for an afternoon of community storytelling commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War.  Israelis and Americans share their memories of the war and reflect on its aftermath.

Seismic Retrofit Celebration at Sherith Israel

Friday, June 9
Disaster, Recovery, and Preparedness
During services beginning at 6 pm and at a festive Oneg starting at 7:30, Lehrhaus Founding Director and Bay Area Jewish historian Fred Rosenbaum will speak on the Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The community is invited to the talk at Sherith Israel at 2266 California Street, San Francisco.

Andrew Ramer “Torah Told Different” Book Talk

Andrew Ramer will discuss his book Torah Told Different: Stories for a Pan/Poly/Post-Denominational World Tuesday, May 23 at the San Francisco Public Library. What Dorothy discovered in Oz and Alice discovered in Wonderland you’ll discover here: a parallel reality where a third temple rose and fell in antiquity, women were ordained in the fifth century CE, and alternate sages and texts ripple in and out of the ones we know from history. Learn more