Archive for April, 2013

WANTED: Books for San Francisco’s Children

WANTED: Books for San Francisco’s Children

  First it was toiletries; then it was prom dresses, cans of food, and diapers. Now the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is raising books for kids in need! Throughout 2013, the JCCSF has consistently gathered goods for underserved communities, most recently providing homeless families with 14,509 diapers. Now, following the Jewish imperatives to […]

Do the Fitness Math: Using Tools to Track Your Fitness Goals

Do the Fitness Math: Using Tools to Track Your Fitness Goals

The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels was in San Jose on April 12 on her “Maximize your Life” tour.  She emphasized how important it is to set a goal. Setting a fitness goal is easy: ‘I want to increase my endurance; I want a stronger upper body; I want to lose 10 pounds…’ But how […]

Loaded: Jews & Money Series: Media Panel of Daphne Merkin, Todd Gitlin & Matthew Yglesias with Marc Tracy Live from Kanbar Hall

Loaded: Jews & Money Series: Media Panel of Daphne Merkin, Todd Gitlin & Matthew Yglesias with Marc Tracy Live from Kanbar Hall

The Manovill Conversations Loaded: Jews & Money opened Thursday, April 11 with a panel discussion on Jews, money and the media, featuring Todd Gitlin, Daphne Merkin, and Matthew Yglesias, moderated by Marc Tracy.  The conversation was far ranging, covering topics from Bernie Madoff and Sheldon Adelson, to enduring stereotypes of Jews in Hollywood and who […]

RB EYES Boston: How close to home?

RB EYES Boston: How close to home?

April 16, 2013 A three-word text (“bomb in boston”) triggered an Internet search that hurled news of the explosions at Monday’s marathon all over my computer screen: images of damage and debris, reports from eyewitnesses breathless from running… away from the finish line, a glimpse of the injured and a single video clip looping endlessly […]