Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Safe Space for Me

Kol Nidrei Speech by congregant Seth “Shais” St. Martin My parents always told me, that “Religion is not for children.” It is something that, when done right, is fluid and nuanced. It can be dangerous when over simplified by a … Continue reading

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My Jewish Journey – Flori Green

Kol Nidrei Speech by congregant Flori Green My Jewish Journey began the day I was born — in La Paz, Bolivia, to parents who were lucky enough to be one of last people to escape Nazi Germany in August 1939. … Continue reading

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Joy and the ‘Inside Out’ of the New Year

Sermon for Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah by Rabbi Mark Melamut   For many of us the New Year is a mix of emotions.  It can be a swirl of anticipation, anxiety, awe, and expectation, a feeling as if we … Continue reading

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Buckets Full

Sermon by Rabbi Mark Melamut on Rosh Hashanah There was once a King who had an only child, the apple of his eye. The King wanted his child to master different fields of knowledge and to experience various cultures, so … Continue reading

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Southside Jewish Collaborative Co-Sponsors Rosh HaShanah Senior Luncheon with JFCS

Several members from the Tikkun Olam Committee of the Southside Jewish Collaborative participated at the September 11th luncheon at the San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Services.  The Collaborative co-sponsored this holiday luncheon by providing the food and volunteer staff … Continue reading

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Southside Jewish Collaborative Participates in Work Day to Repaint St. Paul’s Tabernacle Church

On August 28th unknown vandals broke into and defaced with yellow paint and hateful words St. Paul’s Baptist Tabernacle Church in the Bayview neighborhood.  Racial and homophobic epithets — along with satanic references — were sprayed along the walls of … Continue reading

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