Free admission and free garage parking on Pierce Street between Eddy and Ellis streets.
The Jewish connection to the moon is deep and long-standing. Modern Jews continue to be affected by moon rituals, the lunar-solar calendar, and blessings such as Kiddush Ha-Levanah (Sanctification of the Moon). Rabbi Sydney Mintz will explore the ancient lunar-Jewish connection that began in the land of Israel and continues to the Bay Area.
Sydney Mintz is a rabbi at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, where she has served since her ordination in 1997. She is a senior rabbinic fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and serves on the national board of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and as a rabbinic scholar for American Jewish World Service. She also is a member of the US State Department’s Working Group on Religion and Social Justice.
Program co-presented by Congregation Emanu-El and Lehrhaus Judaica.