Archive for August, 2012

Trio Garufa: A Tango Music Democracy

Trio Garufa: A Tango Music Democracy

Sascha Jacobsen assures me that Trio Garufa has no front man. I’ve invited him to chat with me about the tango music trio because I perceived him to be the de facto leader: Jacobsen often announces the songs from the stage at concerts and manages many of the bookings for the Trio. However, he insists […]

Judaism and Global Identity: Photo Exhibits To Showcase Communities Around the World

Judaism and Global Identity: Photo Exhibits To Showcase Communities Around the World

Where do Jews live?

While today’s Jewish population centers are Israel and the United States and Jewish lineage is often talked about as being Ashkenazi or Sephardi and sometimes Mizrahi, such simplified borders don’t reflect the multifaceted ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity of the Jewish people.

RB EYES FRIDAYS: Have you tried that before?

RB EYES FRIDAYS: Have you tried that before?

In ethics it’s usually the big issues—capital punishment, euthanasia, abortion—that provoke heated debates and merit the on-going attention of journalists and politicos.   That’s good. Important. Occasionally I even find it interesting. But on a day-to-day basis ethical dilemmas announce themselves in ways that are less like being served a warrant and more like getting pinged […]

JCCSF Joins Citywide Race For Clean Air

JCCSF Joins Citywide Race For Clean Air

The race is on!  The Great Race for Clean Air, a friendly competition between Bay Area employers to reduce pollution and improve air quality begins September 1. . It encourages all of us to use commute alternatives such as carpool, van pool, public transit and bicycling – anything but driving alone! The JCCSF is excited to join […]