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ONE BAY ONE BOOK: Why Jews Love the Moon

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

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.