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  • Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognizes 15 U.S. teens for leadership

    July 3, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    Fifteen U.S. teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.

    Each will receive an honorarium of $36,000 from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and...

  • Bay Area group to build largest urban Jewish farm in U.S.

    May 30, 2013 | 9:01 am

    A northern California Jewish non-profit signed an agreement to purchase land for what it says is the largest urban Jewish farm in the United States.

    Urban Adamah, an organic Jewish farm and educational organization, announced the purchase of the 2.2-acre parcel in a news release...

  • For Shavuot, Bay Area Jews head to the wilderness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 23, 2012 | 11:30 am

    Most Jews around the world observe Shavuot in the relative comfort of their synagogues and homes. Not so for Wilderness Torah, a Berkeley-based nonprofit.

    On May 25, for the fifth consecutive year, the group will celebrate the commemoration of God’s giving the Torah to the...

  • Pro-Israel ads in Bay Area countering anti-U.S. aid campaign

    September 19, 2011 | 11:55 am

    The pro-Israel organization StandWithUs has launched an ad campaign in Bay Area Rapid Transit stations to counter local ads that call for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.

    The posters will be on display Sept. 18 through Nov. 13 at five major stations, as well as on a local...

  • Jewish group visits Native American vigil in Bay Area

    May 9, 2011 | 11:31 am

    A dozen San Francisco Bay Area Jews visited an ongoing protest at a Native American burial site.

    The Jews, who are affiliated with several congregations and social action groups in Berkeley, Calif., billed Sunday’s visit as a cultural exchange timed to Mother’s Day.

    “We wanted to...

  • Deals on December getaways

    November 19, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    It is so good to be a traveler during December. Whether you want a romantic escape, a girlfriends’ getaway or a family vacation, the deals are abundant as many people choose to stick closer to home through the holiday season. My family and I have traditionally hit the road and...

  • Questions linger about SF death of pro-Israel activist

    December 4, 2008 | 3:16 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Police said this week that the mysterious death of an outspoken pro-Israel activist appeared to be accidental, but friends and family of Dr. Daniel Kliman insist he was the victim of foul play.

    “We almost expected something would happen to him at some point,...

  • The hip Jewish museum by the Bay, Nagler new JFS chief

    July 17, 2008 | 5:57 pm

    The Hip Jewish Museum by the Bay

    The new Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is a hip amalgam of modern art. Daniel Liebeskind's peculiar architectural dazzle looks like a giant Rubik's Cube in metallic steel, standing on its tip beneath the city's downtown skyscrapers....

  • S.F.‘s new Contemporary Jewish Museum meshes art, ideas and architecture

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 5, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO [JTA] -- The Contemporary Jewish Museum, set to open Sunday, June 8, in its new San Francisco location, is a grand celebration of what Jewish sensibilities can contribute to the American cultural experience.

    It's also the latest example of the Jewish museum as event...

  • Artists channel Genesis and Kabbalah in new museum’s inaugural exhibit

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    In "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the fiendish French archaeologist Belloq describes the eponymous ark as "A transmitter -- radio for talking to God!"

    Well, we all know how that worked out. God, apparently, was on the Do Not Call list.

    So rather than speak to God, artist Ben Rubin...

  • Bay Area takes on ‘progressive’ anti-Semitism

    By Ben Harris

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Jonathan Bernstein received an e-mail from a distraught political activist in the San Francisco Bay Area concerned about rising anti-Semitism among fellow political progressives.

    "The growing acceptance of anti-Semitic rhetoric is so commonplace it is not even...