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"My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west." — Yehudah Ha-Levi

Jewish hipster record store pops up in SF

Posted by Oyster on December 1, 2011

Brought to you by Reboot’nik Katznelson and the Charming Hostess. Nosh shlepped for you by 12 Tribes Food.

Fifties-style Jewish hipster record store pops up tonight on
Mission Local
San Francisco Public School tours will commence during the daytime hours at Tikva Leave No Trace, with a special Bay Area performance at Tikva Records.

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iGevalt! Chief Rabbi blames Apple for helping create selfish society

Posted by Oyster on November 22, 2011



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UC Davis AEPi faces hazing, sexual abuse charges

Posted by Oyster on November 17, 2011


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Opening the ‘Dor': Envisiion East Bay’s Jewish Tomorrow

Posted by Oyster on September 17, 2011


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Tekiah: A Call to Clean Up – High Holiday Creek Clean Up

Posted by challahbackgirl on September 15, 2011

Put your High Holiday plans into action–join this family-friendly creek cleanup at Vasona County Park and make a difference in the environmental health of our local community. Meet at the Blossom Valley Picnic Area. Gloves, bags and special high holiday snacks will be provided. This cleanup is part of the California Coastal Cleanup held on Saturday, September 17, specially arranged for the Jewish community on Sunday, September 18. RSVP is required: diane@jvalley.org. Park entrance is free to cleanup participants.

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12TribesFood: Kosher community-suppored dinner culture

Posted by Oyster on September 7, 2011

12 Tribes Food is not only delicious, but it is kosher, organic, and locally-sourced. You can feel good about eating it on multiple levels. And don’t mess with the rabbi-chef, as she slices and dices while toiveling. She even tried turning on her immersion blender in the Pacific Ocean!

Hi everyone -

The Fall season of Community Supported Dinnerculture starts on Wednesday, 9/7. Dinner will be ready and available for pick-up after 2:30 pm until 6 pm. Remember that we’re now cooking in the kosher kitchen at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. (at Presidio).

When you enter the JCCSF building, ask for 12 Tribes or me at the front desk.

I’ve attached a photo taken this afternoon at Ocean Beach as we were toveling (ritually purifying) knives and utensils in anticipation of preparing the first meal in our new home – it’s your dinner.

Look forward to great eating all fall!


Rebecca Joseph

“The Rabbi Chef”
12 Tribes Kosher Foods
P. 415.800.8594
F. 415.800.8966

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Where does one donate Jewish-related books in the SF Bay Area?

Posted by Oyster on August 26, 2011

I have a stack of Jewish-related books (some fiction, some non fiction) that I am looking to donate somewhere in the SF area. Where can I drop these off? BJE? JCC? JCHS? Any hints would be appreciated!

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Is Steve Jobs secretly leading/bankrolling the Arab Spring?

Posted by Oyster on August 26, 2011

Conspiracy Friday:

Steve Jobs’ biological father is Egyptian. Steve Jobs takes a leave of absence from Apple just as the Arab Spring is getting started. Apple is rumored to have more cash at its disposal than the US government. Steve Jobs steps down as CEO just as Tripoli falls.

Coincidence? Plausible? Let me know!

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The Zenga-Zenga’er has become the Zenga-Zenga’ee

Posted by Oyster on August 24, 2011

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CJM asks: How do you represent being Jewish in the Bay Area?

Posted by challahbackgirl on August 23, 2011

Contemporary Jewish Museum logo

Be part of an upcoming exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum by sharing how you’re Jewish in the Bay Area.

Here’s more about it in their own words:

From Shabbat taco trucks to Torah study on Mt. Tam. From lighting Menorahs in Union Square to Star of David surfboards. How do you represent being Jewish in the Bay Area? Contribute your photographs of what being Jewish in the Bay Area means to you by Friday, September 2 and be featured in the CJM’s upcoming exhibition, California Dreaming: From the Gold Rush to the Present, opening on November 17. This participatory exhibition tells the story of how Jews settled in the area and made lives for themselves in the spirit of independence, renewal, and entrepreneurialism and explores how these characteristics have remained unique to the Bay Area and its diverse Jewish community.

California Dreaming will provide an unprecedented opportunity for community members to share their family and personal histories, and to take pride in their cultural heritage.Share your important Jewish Bay Area moments and help us create this yearlong exhibition.

To participate: Email photos | Post to CJM’s Facebook wall orFlickr group


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