Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Bissel to Nibble #13

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat Tsav (Leviticus 6-8:36) We are poised this Shabbat before Passover, Shabbat Hagadol, the Great Shabbat, in anticipation of our imminent holiday celebration (or in anxiety of the … Continue reading

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Book Group Discusses Meir Shalev’s “This Is How It Was” Or…

 By Bonnie Gratch Lindauer One of the early comments at our Sunday, March 25th discussion probed the original Hebrew title, “Davar Hayah Kakhah,”   Certainly those three words didn’t equate with the English title “My Russian Grandmother and Her American … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Passover Food and Cleaning

The Rabbinical Assembly, the Conservative movement’s rabbinical association, has released an excellent document about Passover.  It details the steps that are needed to “kasher” the kitchen, as wells as lists of exactly which foods are or are not permitted. The … Continue reading

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Community Seder April 7, 2012

Come Join Us At the Community Seder This year’s Community Seder will be held at the synagogue on the second night, Saturday, April 7th, starting at 7:00 p.m. Rabbi Mark will be leading the Seder with participation from some of … Continue reading

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What is your question this Passover?

Why is this night different from all other nights? By Rabbi Mark Melamut Shalom, Welcome to your new journey in Jewish spiritual time, as we traverse from Passover to Lag B’Omer (save the date: Lag-er B’Omer Open House BBQ at … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #12

A Bissel to Nibble – A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Parshat Vayakhel-Pekude (Exodus 35-40:38) Three consecutive days of rain and clouds in San Francisco.  What if these clouds are more than just rain clouds?  … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Rita Danziger

Rita Danziger passed away in San Francisco on March 5, 2012, at the age of 85. Dearly beloved wife of the late Gerhard “Gary” Danziger for 56 years; devoted mother of Dennis and his late wife Deborah Danziger and Deborah … Continue reading

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Judaism University Announces Spring 2012 Classes

The Judaism University Spring 2012 Lineup has just been announced.  Courses include: Rabbi Mark Melamut – Favorite Stories from the Talmud – April 10, 17, 24 – 7-9 PM Rabbi Me’irah Illinsky – Come My Beloved:  L’cha Dodi Illuminated – … Continue reading

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Fun Filled Purim Celebration

Congregation B’nai Emunah held it’s annual Purim party last night. We were starting off with a delectable Persian feast, prepared by April & Co and homemade Hamentaschen. The reading of the Megillah was interrupted by Dean, our wacky MC, who … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #11

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10 Having learned of the plans for the construction and materials needed for the tabernacle, we enter its sacred space. There we find that its … Continue reading

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