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Yemenite Soup

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

Wha? Wha? …The Sounds of Silence

SDJJ advice columnist explores her relationship to her deafness
by Marnie Macauley

When Dad Duties Call

How one man reconciled his ambitions to be the world’s best rabbi with his desire to be a good father
by Rabbi Jacob Rupp


Herb’n Donuts Mobilizes Gluten-Free and Custom Desserts

In an unassuming food truck parked inside the exclusive campus of Illumina, a biotechnology company, I found the cure to a bad day. Maybe Herb’n Donuts sets up there because geneticists need something really good after a long day of sequencing, but regardless I’m glad I found my way there. Started by kosher caterer Edwin… Read More »

Voter Registration Historically High in California

California has set a new record for registered voters – 18,251,826 people as of September 9, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “This is a major milestone,” Padilla said in a press release.  “The high profile 2016 election cycle, social media networks harnessing the power of online voter registration and relentless outreach by… Read More »

Unknown Jewish Tapestries are a World Treasure

Jews love Sicily. Everywhere you go, you meet tourists with last names on the the Schwartz-Cohen-Steinberg-Benvenisti spectrum, and it’s not unusual to see Jewish stars, Jewish-themed tattoos, and Jews kvelling over pasta dishes they discover in little-known restaurants. In Siracusa, some Jewish travelers from the U.S. and Israel descend 56 steps into a mikvah, ritual… Read More »

Taking the Edge Off

Prostate Cancer is the number one silent disease in men and early detection is the key,” says Lyle LaRosh, President of the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group (IPCSG).  “Our goal is to teach men and their loved ones how to be their own case manager.” While it may not be top of mind for men,… Read More »


Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West
Jan 14 – Feb 16 all-day

Take a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. This journey through our region’s history explores the culture of the West and honors Cowboy, Native American, and Mexican traditions.

OPTIONS: The Women’s Event
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Each year, Women’s Philanthropy holds OPTIONS – The Women’s Event to celebrate the power of women and raise funds for our global community. These events feature inspiring speakers and are an opportunity to connect with women throughout the community.

House of Israel Open House Sundays
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El Book Group Organizational Meeting
Jan 22 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet with other readers and have lively discussions?

I’m interested in starting a Temple Emanu-El book group that would:

meet every 1-2 months, either on a weeknight or a Sunday afternoon be for all genders
read books with Jewish content—I’d like the books to be mainly fiction, but am open to nonfiction selections
meet either at the synagogue or people’s homes

Portland Cello Project
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

The Portland Cello Project has captivated audiences all over the country with extravagant performances in venues ranging from symphony halls to punk rock clubs. The genre-bending group infuses the classical cello with an unforgettable modern twist, covering Radiohead, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and more.

A Journey into Pablo Picasso’s Art Lecture
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and enjoy a FREE lecture (donations welcome) presented by Guri Starkl on: A Journey into Pablo Picasso’s Art Through Personal Life Stories and World Events.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.