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  1. Union for Reform Judaism: Palo Alto's Daryl Messinger to become URJ's first female chairRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Daryl Messinger of Palo Alto will become the next chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, the URJ has reported in a press release. She will become the first woman to hold the top lay leadership position in the URJ, which covers 900 synagogues and 1.5 million Jews in North America, according to a URJ release issued June 30. Messinger has been nominated to serve as the next chair of the board of trustees, and her nomination will be formally presented to the full board at the URJ Biennial in Orlando, Florida, from Nov. 4 to 8. The URJ release noted that she will succeed Stephen M. Sacks, who will have served the maximum allowable four years as chair.

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  2. b'nai mitzvahRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Oren Joffe Son of Elana and Neil Joffe of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, Thursday, July 2 at Camp Ramah in Ojai. Ella Levine Daughter of Yifat Sharabi-Levine and Philip Levine, Saturday, June 27 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

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  3. theaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Jewish News Weekly

    I remember Grandma. Lila Skala escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna to become a celebrated actress in America.

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  4. booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Jewish News Weekly

    "The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg." U.C. Hastings law professor Scott Dodson discusses his new book about the work and lasting influence of the first Jewish female Supreme Court justice.

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  5. Educators with verve, pizzazz receive Diller awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Her supervisor passed the sticky yellow square to her, on which was written, "You won. Mazal tov!" To which a confused Massarano replied, "What did I win?" The answer: a 2015 Diller education award, one of four given annually to Bay Area Jewish educators who "strive to instill Jewish values in our young people and make learning a dynamic experience," according to the Helen Diller Family Foundation.

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  6. theaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The Jewish News Weekly

    "The Real Inspector Hound." Performance of Tom Stoppard's mystery spoof by the newly revived JCCSF Community Players.

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  7. booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | The Jewish News Weekly

    In a child's Warsaw Ghetto. Jim Shepard's latest novel, "The Book of Aron," follows a boy in the Warsaw Ghetto, smuggling desperately needed supplies in the face of terrible risk and loss.

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  8. Palo Alto rabbi reflects on a life of righteous activismRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | J

    David Teitelbaum's admirer-in-chief - that would be President Barack Obama - last month stood on the bimah of a packed Washington, D.C., sanctuary and extolled the 89-year-old retired rabbi by name for his dedication to the civil rights movement during its heyday. In March 1965, Teitelbaum and other activist rabbis who came for the famous march to Montgomery spent a cold winter's night locked up in Selma, Alabama.

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  9. Friendship Circle walkathon set for May 31Read the original story

    May 28, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    The fourth annual Friendship Circle walkathon fundraiser will be held Sunday, May 31 at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. The 3K walk, along with a 2K family walk and a 5K run, will be followed by a rock concert with the Sol Tevel band, activities for families and a kosher barbecue lunch.

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  10. Three local teens win prestigious Israel fellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Three Bay Area teens are among 26 winners of this year's Bronfman Youth Fellowship. Lily Dodd of Palo Alto, Matan Grinberg of Mountain View and Louis Teitelbaum of Piedmont will join their peers from across the United States and Canada in a five-week summer program studying and traveling in Israel, where they will meet with prominent Israeli cultural and political figures, as well as study with Israeli teens.

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  11. talks & workshopsRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    "Shabbat Shiur: What's Changed in the Middle East?" Lecture by Ann Saab, University of North Carolina history professor emerita. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.

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  12. When science and religion collideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    As lead panelist at Moment magazine's first "Judaism and Science" symposium last month in Palo Alto, the former chief rabbi of Britain framed the discussion with a story about the childhood of Nobel Prizewinning Jewish physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi. While most parents would ask their children, "What did you learn in school today?" Sacks said Rabi's mother asked her son, "Izzy, did you ask a good question in school?" Sacks was on a panel with four other esteemed scholars, with moderator Michael Krasny of KQED Radio asking the "good questions."

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  13. Talking with a The creator of a weighty app for kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Joanna Strober: My 11-year-old son had a weight problem; his BMI [body mass index] was high, and I learned from going to the doctor that there were no solutions that were particularly easy [and] would be effective. There were in-person programs at the hospitals that my son wasn't interested in going to, and they were very expensive and [a parent] had to leave work in order to go to them.

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  14. Bay Area's second largest congregation, Beth Am, marks 60th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Karen Kronick doesn't need to go far to stroll down memory lane. Just standing in the foyer of Congregation Beth Am, she points to a photo of herself at age 6 posing with the Los Altos Hills synagogue's first kindergarten class in 1955.

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  15. film, tv & radioRead the original story

    May 7, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    "Jerusalem." IMAX tour through the city's 5,000-year history. At Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose.

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  16. talks & workshopsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    Israel Ride information session. Preview of five-day Hazon/Arava Institute fundraising cycling trip from Jerusalem to Eilat, with testimonies from alumni.

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  17. holidays & spiritualRead the original story

    May 7, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    S'mores Shabbat. Musical youth-led service followed by a community Shabbat dinner and s'mores.

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  18. Rock musician celebrates beautiful chaos of Jewish musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    When he was a young boy, Jeremiah Lockwood definitely made an impression on his third-grade teacher at P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. "One day I had classical music playing when the kids came in the room," the teacher, Diane Wirtschafter of Berkeley, still remembers.

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  19. Celebrating Israeli independence around the BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    With activities throughout the region, the Bay Area celebrates Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, with music, dance, art, films and speakers. Most of the events take place on Yom HaAtzmaut, which this year falls on Thursday, April 23. "Israel in Color," a celebration of the Jewish state's 67th birthday at Palo Alto's Oshman Family JCC, will recreate Israel's cities and neighborhoods.

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  20. israel independence day | Remembering the fallen: Yom HaZikaron in the Bay AreaRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Jewish News Weekly

    At sundown on Tuesday, April 21, Israel will come to a standstill when sirens blare, announcing the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day. No matter what they're doing or where they are, people will stop for a minute of silence, to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives defending the Jewish state or to terrorism.

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