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Hundreds of people demonstrated their support for immigrant rights at events in Mountain View and San Francisco last weekend, part of a National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees sponsored by HIAS, a Jewish organization that works on behalf of refugees. Participants ranging from young children to senior citizens carried signs such as "My People Were Refugees Too" and "Make America Love Again" at the Mountain View rally, where Rabbi Sarah Weissman of Congregation Beth Am of Los Altos led the crowd in singing Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land." Comment?
There are two kinds of kids who attend Hebrew school after completing a bar or bat mitzvah - those excited about continuing a Jewish education, and those who come because their parents don't give them a choice. That's according to Jeff Greenwald, who has been teaching Sunday school classes at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills for the past 35 years. Comment?
"Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity." San Francisco author Steve Silberman shares his discoveries and insights on autism. Comment?
Community picnic. Families with young children are invited to kick off the school year with activities, free kosher food and sweet prizes. Comment?
Twenty-five years after their son's death in a plane crash, Merry and Stephen Astor of Los Altos are raising money so the Jeff Astor Foundation can buy an ambulance for Magen David Adom, Israel's largest emergency medical response agency. "A fully equipped ambulance costs $100,000, and so far we have $70,000," said Stephen Astor, 74, a retired doctor. Comment?
J.: You were an emergency room physician for 19 years, until a back injury led you to change course. You became a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, completed chaplaincy training at Stanford Hospital and in 2000 founded the Jewish Chaplaincy. Comment?
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