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  1. Titi Aynaw talks to students at UC Berkeley on Nov. 7, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 8 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The first thing you notice about Titi Aynaw is that she is one tall drink of water. At 5 feet 11 inches - plus a few more in her black suede heels - the Ethiopian-born Israeli model commands attention in any room.

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  2. An editorial cartoon published last week in the Daily Cal, the student newspaper of UC BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 30 | The Jewish News Weekly

    As a senior at UC Berkeley and a longtime writer on the school newspaper, the Daily Californian, my disappointments surrounding the publication of the Dershowitz cartoon have snowballed over the developments of last week. My anger, surprise and resentment compounded daily, culminating when the paper's leadership failed to publish or even personally acknowledge the letter I sent to the editors.

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  3. A rabbi of 3,000 weddings; mindful eating; parenting adult childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 30 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Marc Rubenstein estimates that in his 40-plus years as a rabbi - including five at Temple Israel in Alameda, from 1981 to 1986 - he has officiated at more than 3,000 weddings, many of them interfaith ceremonies. He believes that just like same-faith couples, interfaith partners are entitled to have a customized wedding ceremony "that represents their love for each other, their spirituality and their promises for a bright future together."

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  4. One Bay One Book returns with Iranian Jewish tale a Septembers of ShirazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 25 | The Jewish News Weekly

    A story about a Persian Jewish family's struggles in post-revolution Iran has been chosen by the Jewish Community Library as its One Bay One Book selection for 2017-18. " The Septembers of Shiraz ," by Tehran-born Dalia Sofer, tells the fictional story of a gem dealer, who is imprisoned after the Islamic Revolution of the late 1970s, and his family's plight as he seeks freedom.

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  5. With reformed neo-Nazi, JCC East Bay heads for - Uncharted' territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 18 | The Jewish News Weekly

    In Berkeley this month, a former neo-Nazi will stand up to warn people that that the bigots in the headlines of today are essentially the skinheads of yesterday - with the same message and the same hope for a violent future. That's the slant Picciolini will bring to Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas , where the co-founder of Life After Hate will speak about his journey from an unrepentant white supremacist to an author and educator who speaks out on the perils of right-wing extremism.

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  6. Roger Grunwald and director Nancy Carlin rehearse for "The Obligation."Read the original story

    Oct 2, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Under the harsh florescent lights of the rehearsal room, Roger Grunwald transforms. With only a twist of his shoulder, he changes from a stern Ukrainian man in a subway car into Polish Holocaust survivor Schmuel Berkowicz.

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  7. Temple Sinai responds - beautifully' to Rosh Hashanah hate graffitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The words "shalom," "love not hate" and "we are beautiful" are written on a large sheet of paper hanging inside Temple Sinai in Oakland. It's a reminder for the community of a disturbing moment nearly two weeks ago when vandals scrawled a hateful, anti-Semitic message on the outdoor wall of the synagogue on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

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  8. The Falafel Frisbee plate at Flying Falafel, which has opened a second shop in BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The Flying Falafel opened a second outlet earlier this month at 2114 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. According to Eater SF, the new location is larger than the one on Market Street but has a similar menu, offering regular and spicy falafel, hummus, salads and vegan desserts .

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  9. Shul's first-of-its-kind memorial book brings each person to lifeRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    In the grand scheme of things, Congregation Netivot Shalom isn't very old. But not too long ago, Rabbi Stuart Kelman, who founded the Berkeley congregation in 1989, noticed that he was beginning to lose track of the details of members who had died over the last 28 years.

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  10. An unstoppable force, Chabad grows by 3 in East BayRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    It was a dark and, well, not stormy, but typically gloomy winter evening in El Cerrito. Sam Salkin had just finished dinner.

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  11. UC Berkeley gears up for controversial Ben Shapiro appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    UC Berkeley is gearing up for a visit by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro by tightening campus security and offering counseling services for students. Shapiro, a former Breitbart News editor, who currently works as a political commentator, author, radio talk show host and lawyer is scheduled to speak on the UC Berkeley campus on Sept.

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  12. Rabbi Jessica Kirschner is the new director of Hillel at Stanford.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Rabbi Jessica Kirschner had been at her new job as Hillel at Stanford's executive director for only two weeks, and already was caught in what she calls "an incredible sprint" - freshmen were to arrive on campus in a few days, followed a day later by Rosh Hashanah. The fact that the start of the autumn quarter and the High Holy Days come at the same time is just an extra challenge facing Kirschner, who is expecting her second child in November.

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  13. Good energy flows at East Bay interfaith unity rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    A reverend leading a Taoist meditation, an interfaith gospel choir throwing their hands into the air, a rabbi playing the banjo - those were rousing moments at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette last night, Aug. 29. But they were undercut with a strong sense of solemnity and purpose as people from several congregations gathered for "Standing Together to Affirm Our Values," an interfaith event put together by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay. "It enables us to begin to send the message that we have to turn our despair into action, said Rabbi James Brandt , CEO of the Federation.

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  14. Free and low-cost High Holy Days servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    This list highlights free and low-cost Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services open to the public. Chabad services generally are free, and a number are included here, but for a complete list and more details, visit chabad.org .

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  15. Jews stand up against hate in Berkeley counterprotestRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Ben Stern was flanked by three rabbis as he took the microphone Sunday in Berkeley and asked thousands of protesters a single question: Why had he survived the Holocaust when most of his family and friends did not? The 95-year-old Stern , who still has the number 129592 tattooed on his arm from Auschwitz, quickly gave people attending the "Bay Area Rally Against Hate" the answer: He survived the horrors of 70 years ago so he could tell others what the Nazis did.

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  16. Bay Area unites against hate at rousing synagogue eventsRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Hours after two Bay Area rallies by extremist right-wing groups were canceled on Aug. 25, a rainbow of faith groups - Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Baptist, Buddhist and others - gathered with community and civic leaders at synagogues around the Bay Area to unite in opposition to bigotry and racism. A planned Patriot Prayer gathering at San Francisco's Crissy Field and a "No to Marxism" rally in Berkeley were canceled by their organizers late Friday afternoon, but the community's determination to come together in the face of divisive and hate-based ideologies swelled attendance at many Shabbat services in the evening.

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  17. Kehilla Community Synagogue in PiedmontRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    As Berkeley prepares for a "No Marxism in America" rally this Sunday that Mayor Jesse Arreguin is calling a white nationalist gathering, Kehilla Community Synagogue in neighboring Piedmont is dealing with its own incident of hate speech. Three small stickers were placed on the welcoming sign next to the synagogue's front steps on Grand Avenue.

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  18. Anti-hate events around the Bay this weekendRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Bay Area Jews are planning a variety of responses to this weekend's Patriot Prayer " freedom rally " and " No to Marxism in America " rally . While some will attend direct counterprotests, others, such as the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Community Relations Council, are urging people to stay away from the rallies and instead attend one of the many unity-themed events.

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  19. Doing nothing in the face of this weekend's rallies is not an optionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The Bay Area is bracing for two provocative rallies this weekend. In the guise of trumpeting free speech, they are in fact likely to condone a message of hatred and bigotry that could very well lead to violence.

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  20. Lior Tsarfaty strikes a chord with a woman in a scene from the documentary short "There is a Place."Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    When Tim Johnson first started work as community life director at the Bayside Park eldercare facility in Emeryville three years ago, he was going over the budget and found a line item that confused him. "I said to myself, 'What's a Lior, and why are we paying him?' " he remembers.

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