Archive for December, 2012

In Praise of the Quiet [Yoga] Class

In Praise of the Quiet [Yoga] Class

I don’t play music in my classes and almost never listen to it when I practice. If you do, I don’t think any less of you. Honestly. In fact, there are plenty of good reasons to listen to music when you practice and teach: it’s emotive, it’s motivating, it’s enjoyable, and it creates an ambiance. Even […]

Jews + Money = LOADED question

Jews + Money = LOADED question

This spring, 3200 Stories and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco are diving head first into the topic of Jews and Money. Through a series of lively, no-holds-barred conversations with leading journalists, intellectuals, artists and rabbis, we will peel back the layers of stereotype, obfuscation and shame to open an honest dialogue around a topic loaded with angst. […]

Hanukkah Art for Children: ‘Hand Menorahs’

Hanukkah Art for Children: ‘Hand Menorahs’

At the JCCSF, caregivers and children both learn from one another.

RB EYES FRIDAYS: What If I’m Right?

RB EYES FRIDAYS: What If I’m Right?

As the person most responsible for managing the internal Jewish discussion at the JCCSF, an institution that must balance programs as diverse as a fitness center and Talmud classes, Brodie finds herself navigating the wide middle ground between what is “permissible” and what is not.