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  1. Bloch sits talking in a colorful shirtRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

    Chana Bloch fought the cancer that would eventually take her life by wielding the best weapon she possessed: her pen. Despite surgeries, chemotherapy and other indignities of treating her sarcoma, the Berkeley poet kept writing and fighting to the end.

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  2. Kids learn Hebrew, college grads learn to teachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 2 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Alongside Strawberry Creek Park in Berkeley and next to a babbling brook, more than a dozen Jewish children stream into Edah , an atypical afterschool program . As the kindergartners arrive, they're taken for what Rabbi Joshua Fenton calls a personal check-in before the Judaism and Hebrew language lessons begins.

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  3. kids in aprons stand around as she demonstrates in an industrial kitchenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Ask three students in a Richmond afterschool culinary program what they like best about it, and they give three different answers: Learning about gardening. Learning money management.

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  4. elizabeth and paul are bent over, smiling and working in the fieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    On a recent afternoon inside a Berkeley church, a Muslim, a Jew, a Catholic and a Christian sat together around a table to talk about a common cause, sharing the ways in which their churches, synagogues or mosques engage in food justice. It was part of the fifth annual "Faith, Farms and Food Access Conference," put on by the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative , and the first one to take place outside of Marin or Sonoma counties.

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  5. miari holds up an oversized puppet headRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The intersection of Israeli culture and politics represents a dichotomy - it shows off the best of the nation's innovative dance, art, theater and music on a global scene, but is the source of great debate within Israel itself. Both of those strains will be on display at UC Berkeley next week during a three-day conference entitled " Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel ."

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  6. Scwieg sitting in a chair with studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    There was nothing in Tania Schweig's childhood hinting at her future career's crowning achievement - head of school at Oakland Hebrew Day School , a job she'll step into on July 1 after 17 years as a teacher at the K-8 Modern Orthodox institution. In 2000, Schweig started as a three-hour-a-week special education teacher at OHDS, with equal emphasis on Judaic and general studies.

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  7. Jewish socialists still feeling the BernRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Just before she launched a panel discussion titled "From the Bund to Bernie's Campaign," moderator Elaine Leeder laid a little joke on the audience: "It's only in a place like Berkeley," she said, "that you could get a hundred Jews on a Saturday to talk about socialism." Given that the panel was part of a conference called " From the Bund to the Bern : Yiddish Socialism for the 21st Century," it's no surprise the joke drew laughs.

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  8. Estelle Frankel and her new book, "The Wisdom of Not Knowing"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Berkeley therapist and spiritual teacher Estelle Frankel was trying to write a book about Mussar and positive psychology, but another topic kept getting in the way. That topic was the unknown, and when she thought about it - both in terms of what Judaism and Buddhism had to say about it, as well as how much it played a role in her psychotherapy practice - Frankel realized that this was the book she needed to write.

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  9. Bay Area comedy's Gold standardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    "There's a fine line between being Jewish and gay," Heather Gold says matter-of-factly during a recent interview. Well, she explains, there's the history of persecution, of course, plus each is an identity that people can sort of cover up if they want to.

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  10. Local scholars sign anti-Bannon letterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    A growing list of Bay Area Jewish academics is signing on to a national statement of principles decrying President Donald Trump's appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and permanent member of the National Security Council and demanding his immediate resignation. Signatories say they will not support or assist any American Jewish organizations and groups that do not denounce Bannon and the "voices he represents."

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  11. Holocaust film shows girl's derring-doRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Movies about Jews evading the Holocaust are, frankly, irresistible. We never tire of these celluloid beacons of hope, not least because we can never forget that the victims greatly outnumbered the escapees.

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  12. Justin HurwitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The Academy Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman , 87, is an honorary Oscar recipient this year. The Oscar was presented to him last November.

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  13. Jews 'love the stranger' at Oakland mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The rain was beginning to fall, but the crowd of about 30 people assembled outside the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland last Friday was undaunted, donning head coverings and clutching signs as they awaited the start of prayers. "It gives me the opportunity to learn," said Karen Paull, who organized the trip for Jewish Gateways , a Berkeley-based nonprofit that connects Jews, many unaffiliated, through study and worship opportunities.

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  14. U.C. gives degree to pro-Palestinian accused of biting copRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Eight months after Roberto Hernandez allegedly bit a police officer, U.C. Berkeley has opted to award the pro-Palestinian activist his bachelor's degree. The Chicano studies major was informed of the decision last month in a message left on his telephone answering machine.

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  15. signs include "#JewishResistance" and "Mazel Tov Cocktails"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    President Trump's executive order banning refugees from the U.S. and closing the nation's borders to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries sent Bay Area Jewish community members to San Francisco International Airport this past weekend as thousands protested the move. Several local and national Jewish organizations condemned the travel restrictions, and at least one Bay Area group was making plans to join in Muslim prayers later this week in Oakland.

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  16. Grateful bread: New S.F. kosher bakeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    On Dec. 25, the first day of Hanukkah, Maureen Krantz and her family made a special trip into the city from their home in Berkeley just to try the Israeli-style sufganiyot at Frena, San Francisco's highly anticipated new kosher bakery . "We had been hearing about it for weeks," said Krantz, who is director of community engagement for Camp Ramah Northern California and keeps a kosher home.

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  17. Fast runners, but slow to wedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    In 2009, Rebecca Weissman was traveling alone by bus in a remote part of Ecuador. Only one other foreigner - who also happened to be from the Bay Area - was on the bus, and the two ended up traveling together.

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  18. A big group of people, including rabbis, a man in a pastor's collar and a woman in a hijabRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    After saying she fears what the Trump era might mean for Muslims, Ameena Jandali noted that at least it was "good to be in a room of allies." Jandali, a founding member of the Islamic Networks Group , addressed several dozen East Bay interfaith clergy and community activists who gathered last week to map a social justice agenda going forward.

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  19. Running friends take slow route to the finish lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    In 2009, Rebecca Weissman was traveling alone by bus in a remote part of Ecuador. Only one other foreigner - who also happened to be from the Bay Area - was on the bus, and the two ended up traveling together.

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  20. Grateful bread: New kosher Israeli bakery opens in S.F.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | The Jewish News Weekly

    On Dec. 25, the first day of Hanukkah, Maureen Krantz and her family made a special trip into the city from their home in Berkeley just to try the Israeli-style sufganiyot at Frena, San Francisco's highly anticipated new kosher bakery. "We had been hearing about it for weeks," said Krantz, who is director of community engagement for Camp Ramah Northern California and keeps a kosher home.

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