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 Communities in San Francisco/Bay Area

  • Chochmat HaLev (Wisdom of the Heart) is an independent center specializing in meditation and spirituality training and practice located in Berkeley.
  • BayJews.org provides information on a wide range of subjects for Jews in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Sha'ar Zahav is a progressive Reform synagogue for people of all sexual identities.
  • Nishmat Shalom is the East Bay's feminist minyan. Men and women of all backgrounds and orientations are welcome to attend for services, vegetarian potluck, shmoozing, and Torah study.
  • Netivot Shalom is an egalitarian, participatory, Conservative congregation.
  • Jewcy West is a Next Generation gathering.
 The Arts in San Francisco/Bay Area

  • Jewish Museum San Francisco--connecting people, art and ideas through the universal lens of Jewish thought and experience. Up-to-date information on current and upcoming exhibitions and programs, as well as an in-depth look at the plans for the Museum's new building by Daniel Libeskind.
  • Israeli Dancing in the Bay Area.
  • A Traveling Jewish Theater is a cutting-edge repertoire theater in San Francisco featuring work on Jewish themes. Every show is worth attending!
 Bay Area Businesses We Recommend (all have given us a break when we needed it)

  • Peasant Pies located on Irving Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. These were served at our break-fast after Yom Kippur 5762--you've gotta try 'em!
  • GAN EDEN Wines Craig Winchell opened his kosher winery in 1985, and is at present the only permanent employee. He, his wife, and their 6 children live in Sebastopol on the winery property. You might find it interesting to read about his Jewish Odessey. We got several cases of the 1994 Pinot Noir and 1993 Chardonnay Reserve for our 5761 Mashiach Seder; we often use Gan Eden instead of Manischewitz for kiddush.
  • Afikomen specializes in Jewish books, gifts and arts for every Jewish lifestyle.
  • Tel Aviv Kosher Meats will fill your tummy with delicious homemade gefilte fish (you will never go back to that stuff in the bottle), bagel dogs, knishes, deli sandwiches. Everything you need to cook your own kosher meal, or if you prefer, kosher frozen dinners.
  • The Bok Choy Garden serves large portions of non-kosher vegetarian chinese food (you may have had it at one of our Shabbat Gatherings).

  • The National Havurah Committee is a diverse network of individuals and communities dedicated to Jewish living and learning, community building, and tikkun olam (repairing the world). As individuals, we seek fellowship (havurah) through study, worship, music, social action, and shared life-cycle rituals both at home and as part of a national havurah community.

  • Judaism 101 an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
  • The San Francisco Jewish Community Federation provides programs, activities, and services that strengthen and connect Jewish people in the Bay Area and throughout the world.
  • Navigating the Bible is a website designed to help you learn to recite from the Torah. Nifty stuff includes a calendar which will find the weekly Torah portion or your Bar/Bat Mitzvah portion, and a tutorial on how to read and sing cantillation.
  • The Worldwide Chevra Communities of Reb Shlomo Carlebach
  • The Jewish Bulletin and Resource: a Guide to Jewish Life in the Bay Area.
  • MidEast Citizen Diplomacy is dedicated to promoting Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation.
  • Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is dedicated to applying the ancient wisdom of our tradition to the creation of a spiritually meaningful Judaism for our time.
  • SocialAction.com is an online Jewish magazine dedicated to pursuing justice, building community, and repairing the world.
  • Bat Kol is a Feminist Yeshiva that happens in Jerusalem evey summer.
  • Bureau of Jewish Education. The mission of the Bureau of Jewish Education is to increase the impact of Jewish learning by assuring the availability and high quality of opportunities.

 Community Member-Owned Businesses

  • Loolwa Khazzoom is a published author, musician, workshop leader whom you may have met at our Shabbat Gatherings, usually singing and playing her drum.
  • The Jewish Connection. Forget lonely Saturday nights, the singles ads, those awful blind dates. Try a traditional Jewish Matchmaker! Marsha Winer has been successfully connecting Jewish singles in the Bay Area for over 18 years.

  • Costa Rican Adventures hosted a Jewish singles trip in 2001 led by Zak Zaidman (Shari Samuel also went on the trip, and said it was a blast).

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