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Accepting Applications for Israel Teaching Fellows

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 10, 2012

Israel Teaching Fellows
Israel Teaching Fellows aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by placing outstanding college graduates as English teachers’ aides in schools throughout Israel. Fellows live in communities near Tel Aviv and work with local students in need. Thanks to Israel’s Ministry of Education and Masa Israel, the program costs only $1,000 including flight, housing, medical insurance and a monthly stipend. For more information and to apply, visit www.israelteachingfellows.org


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Light it Up! Young Adult Chanukah Party – Open Bar, DJ and more in store

Posted by challahbackgirl on December 14, 2011

When: 9pm, Saturday, December 17, 2011 to 1:30am, Sunday, December 18, 2011

Where: Hillel at Stanford University, 565 Mayfield Avenue, Stanford, CA

Join hundreds of young adults (21+) for the most rockin’ Chanukah Party in the South Bay!

The evening will feature music, dancing, delicious treats, and an open bar including Ninkasi beer!

Register now at: http://www.jvalley.org/events/2011/12/17/light-it-up-chanukah-party.

$10 in advance through 12/12

$15 at the door starting at 9pm

Brought to you by:

Gesher@Stanford, SVYAD, APJCC, Jews’ Next Dor, Hillel of Silicon Valley, TKEYA, Birthright Israel NEXT, Oshman Family JCC, Roots Collective, and Shir Hadash

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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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