Before moving to Mexico, Michael Zimmerman gave a lot of thought to uprooting 35 years of living in San Anselmo. For 20 of those years, he was an active member of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, where he led discussion groups, helped organize a learner’s minyan, and watched his step-daughter become a bat mitzvah.
A herd of goats wandered into the yard of the synagogue during morning Rosh Hashana services. It’s good that we are no longer doing sacrafices! Maybe they heard about the synagogue from our new LCJC Website!!
The Bahrain Declaration on Religious Tolerance – a plain-speaking attack against terrorism authored by HRH King Hamad of Bahrain – was released at an historic event co-sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
By Alan Grabinsky
Remembering Anita Brenner, The Revolutionary Mexican-Born, Jewish-American Woman Who Exposed Rivera, Kahlo, and Siqueros to the World
In 1916, as war raged in the city of Aguascalientes, eleven-year-old Anita Brenner and her family got into a car and sped towards the train station. They had escaped Mexico before, but
The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product – precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient.
Behind its worldwide acceptance as a creative tool was a family-owned, socially oriented firm that, during the Nazi era, acted with uncommon grace, generosity and modesty. E. Leitz Inc., designer and manufacturer of Germany’s most famous photographic
As a sign of the changing times, we had a surprisingly large turnout at a recent Friday night potluck Shabbat service. In the summer, which is typically the low season for synagogue attendees (and all other Lakeside activities), we were delighted to have 30 people at the service and at least 12 of whom were
Vice President Ellen Siegel had a great fundraising idea that she successfully activated at our last potluck dinner. Four handsome Mexican-style chairs were purchased for the bimah at the front of the synagogue. During the announcements after the service, attendees were encouraged to make a one-time donation of purchasing a chair and having a plaque
MANY THANKS to visitors Janice and Tom Masur for presenting a FASCINATING talk about Janice’s experiences living in a now-vanished Jewish community in Uganda.
Our “Have-A-Rah Rah!” social activity for February was a great success. Chuck Diamond opened his lovely house and gardens (and outside bar!) to the twenty or so members in attendance.
We gathered under a cheerily painted palapa, sipped wine and gobbled down goodies (including Chuck’s fabulous homemade tamales!) Lively conversation ensued as we discussed various