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From Atonement to Gratitude

As we move from the celebration of Rosh Hashanah with the sweetness of apples and honey, to introspection and asking for forgiveness during the Days of Awe, we have arrived at Yom Kippur.  This is the time to let go of past mistakes, and reach for the coming year with renewed spirit.  “On Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom…

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Days of Awe

The “High Holy Days” refer to Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement ten days later.  There is something to be said about taking a ten day period to celebrate the New Year, reflect on past mistakes, acknowledge them inwardly and outwardly, set intentions for the coming year, and move on. …

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Spiritual and non-violent action this weekend

Here is a good map of Actvities for Peace this weekend in the San Francisco area. Scroll down for additional events and spiritual resources in a special letter from my Rabbi below.  If you can, please consider a donation to The Southern Poverty Law Center, the ADL and/or the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ “The events that occurred in…

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Aimee Golant: 5 Stories – Jewish Heritage Museum

Aimee Golant: 5 Stories Jewish Heritage Museum The Reutlinger Community 4000 Camino Tassajara Danville, CA 94506 925-248-2800 Exhibition Dates: June 26 – September 4, 2017 The Exhibition is open Sundays – Thursdays  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I am so delighted to announce that The Jewish Heritage Museum at The Reutlinger Community is currently presenting a comprehensive display of my…

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The Brandeis School of San Francisco’s Custom Gifts

This year marked a new beginning for Brandeis,  as this school became independent from the Marin campus of Brandeis Hillel Day School.  The school’s name changed, as did the logo and branding.  Brandeis gives a gift to the families who are graduating and to the outgoing board president.  As a Brandeis parent and local artist, I was honored to work with…

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Art for Prayer and Peace Event at Spark Arts Gallery

On Saturday June 3rd, and Sunday,  June 4, 2017, an art installation and discussions at Spark Arts Gallery in San Francisco inspired meaningful interfaith learning and dialogue among the 70 people in attendance including clergy and spiritual leaders. The Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness exhibit in its current iteration upheld one of the main goals of…

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THANK YOU Jewish Community Relations Council

As a preview to the upcoming event for ‘Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness’ I had the honor of setting up the Shin/Shin/Shin Torah and explaining its deep meaning to interested parties at San Francisco’s City Hall for Jewish Heritage Night on Wednesday May 24th, 2017.  I gave out invitations to the upcoming event and met lots…

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One-Clip-At-A-Time Helps Educate Kids about The Holocaust

Have you seen the inspirational Paper Clips Movie?  It is a heart-warming story of how a middle school in rural Whitwell Tennessee, looking for a good way to teach diversity, created a Holocaust educational program and Children’s Holocaust Memorial.  After I saw the movie, I got involved by creating a mezuzah that was inspired by the movie and helps raise funds for the…

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Shalom Bayit Mezuzah and Charm Project

Aimee Golant, a  San Francisco based metal artist who promotes peace and understanding though her art has been commissioned to create two commemorative pieces to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Shalom Bayit. Shalom Bayit, a Jewish center for the prevention of domestic violence, held its 20th anniversary dinner, Creating Hope: 20 Years of Changing Lives, on May 31, 2012. This event…

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