Welcome Or Shalom!
Beginning on February 23, 2014, Or Shalom Jewish Community will formally celebrate its new home at Congregation Beth Israel Judea on Brotherhood Way in San Francisco. Both Congregations and their Rabbis are thrilled to announce this milestone, and believe it will create a new and exciting Jewish presence in San Francisco that will strengthen both communities by expanding the spiritual, religious, and educational opportunities available to both.
This new Village of Jewish Communities on Brotherhood Way will form a broader and deeper Jewish community from which all members can benefit. It will be a beacon to unaffiliated Jews and their extended families and will make the entire campus more vibrant and more appealing to prospective members of both communities.
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) is calling for interns for the 29th unique Kohn summer intern program.
Save the Date! March 9, 2:00 pm
Will Durst is coming to BIJ! Will Durst is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic. He has been called a modern mix of Mort Sahl and Will Rogers. A good time will be had by all.
THIS IS THE WHOLE MEGILLAH Beth Israel Judea, Or Shalom, B'nai Emunah and Ner Tamid once again present a Purim Extravaganza:
March 15, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 Veggie/Dairy Potluck
7:00 Megillah Reading - your choice of two versions.
8:00 Dessert & Havdallah
8:30 Klezmania! live band with dancing, or
8:30 Kids' movie with popcorn
Wine and cocktails all night long (for the adults, of course).
March 16, 9:30 - 12:00 noon
All events take place at BIJ
Di Megileh of Itzik Manger, A Yiddish Musical - March 6 - March 10
A staged concert production with English Supertitles based on the book of Esther and "Songs of the Megileh" by celebrated Yiddish Poet Itzik Manger, with music by Don Seltzer at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
For more information, go to jewishmusicfestival.org
Join us for the National Day of Unplugging.
Thousands have pledged to uplug. In its fifth year, the National day of Unplugging will continue to challenge, question, and encourage us to think about our technology us and what to do when we unplug. For more information and to pledge to unplug, go to http://nationaldayofunplugging.com/
Interested in helping others? Here are some very needed project opportunities.
Discover or deepen your Jewish knowledge. Come and join us for some or all of our fabulous learning opportunities.
Come be a part of our San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community. You are welcome!
At BIJ we pride ourselves on our welcome and warmth. Jews and non-Jews alike are welcome at all our services and events. We know how important it is to find a spiritual home where Jewish community is valued and real, for Jews and for their non-Jewish family and friends. The congregation is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
Here, you can make a difference in the temple and its programs, find new friends, nurture your faith, serve the Jewish people in San Francisco Bay Area and in the world around us, and cheer with our crowd at a baseball game.