Archive for March, 2013

Backstage Pass(over)

Backstage Pass(over)

Backstage Pass(over) is a musical and theatrical performance that tells the story of four musicians — one wise, one wicked, one simple and one who can’t ask — six minutes before they hit the stage for the biggest, and maybe last, show of their lives. Together they remix the Passover narrative, stretching and filtering its […]

RB EYES FRIDAYS @ Passover: Are there any shortcuts?

RB EYES FRIDAYS @ Passover: Are there any shortcuts?

This year I want to focus on what it takes to leave the familiar (no matter how oppressive) and to summon the courage to change, and above all, to choose to do both of those things—like Passover itself—over and over again.

‘You Don’t Have to be Jewish’: JCCSF Israel Trips Forge Bonds Among Diverse Staff

‘You Don’t Have to be Jewish’: JCCSF Israel Trips Forge Bonds Among Diverse Staff

Arturo (aka “Art”) Lucio came to the Jewish Community of San Francisco about six years ago under unusual circumstances: as a graduate of the Jericho Project, a rehabilitation program for nonviolent offenders. Chris Sundblad, Director of Building Operations and Security, took the Salinas-native on for a temp job, and when he proved himself clean and […]

Pilates and Breast Cancer Recovery

Pilates and Breast Cancer Recovery

We all dread the thought of taking a trip to our physician and being diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, the likelihood is that most of us know at least one friend or family member who has had the disease, and either survived it, or not. Although there is not a great deal of research on the effects […]