Berkeley Hillel’s Renovation Groundbreaking Event

Berkeley Hillel, is one of the centers of UC Berkeley’s Jewish life. Almost 2,000 students enjoy weekly get-togethers, Shabbat dinners, High Holy Day services and retreats. Lehrhaus Judaica also housed many of its programs for the greater community at Hillel.  For the next year, activities will be held in locations other than its Bancroft Way home. Hillel is undergoing […]

Daniel the bar mitzvah

A big mazel tov to Daniel and his family on his bar mitzvah.  Daniel celebrated a beautiful day starting with a service at Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El and ending with a super-fun party at the Lawrence Hall of Science.  Guests danced to the horah, played science games, watched a magnificent SF Bay sunset, posed in my photo booth […]

Yaacov Mordechi’s bris

I wanted to show a bit more of this beautiful family on the happy occasion of Yaacov’s bris.  Like I said in the previous post, the day was emotional and full of love.  The ceremony was held at Congregation Beth Israel on Purim so the synagogue was full of congregants, many of whom were in […]