California Dreaming with the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Posted by Bianca on August 24, 2011
When I was younger what being Jewish meant for me was very simple. It was all about going to Hebrew school to learn Hebrew and Torah, spending Saturday mornings at synagogue, knowing all the tunes for Adon Olam and having the most awesome holidays with my family – the Pessach seder is my favorite. After graduating from college and leaving Hillel, my connection to the Jewish community got thrown on the back burner as new jobs and apartments became more important.
Finding a young adult group like Jews’ Next Dor has reconnected me into the greater Jewish community in the Bay Area. From Potluck Shabbats and Meet & Greets to hikes and picnics at the beach, participating in Jews’ Next Dor has made me more aware of what being Jewish in the Bay Area really means. What are some of your favorite memories? Laughing and talking over falafel and hummus at a Meet and Greet, saying Kiddush at a potluck Shabbat dinner, or just throwing a Frisbee around at the beach. What events best capture the spirit of being Jewish in the Bay Area? What has Jews’ Next Dor meant for you and your Jewish identity?
The Contemporary Jewish Museum wants to know what being Jewish in the Bay Area means to you. Contribute your photographs of what being Jewish in the Bay Area means to you be featured in the CJM’s upcoming exhibition, California Dreaming: From the Gold Rush to the Present, opening on November 17. California Dreaming will provide an unprecedented opportunity for community members to share their family and personal histories, and to take pride in their cultural heritage. Share your important Jewish Bay Area moments and help us create this yearlong exhibition. Email photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 2nd.