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Help Mission Minyan Scribe Their First Torah

Posted by challahbackgirl on December 23, 2008

SF’s Mission Minyan has been using loaner Torah’s for their Shabbat services, Simchat Torah, etc. They’ve decided it’s time to scribe their own. They’ve done all the leg work to pick the perfect sofer for them in Israel. Now you come in, make this a personal Torah by sponsoring a word to a whole book. I’ll let the Minyan give you all the details:

What is a minyan without its own Torah?We’ve decided to get our very own. It is being scribed RIGHT NOW in Israel. This is a new Torah, written in a gorgeous hand by a scholar whom we selected after a long process of looking at calligraphy for beauty and legibility.

You’re invited to help out on this once-in-a-lifetime project for the Minyan. Read the rest of this entry »


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Find Your Bay Area Jewish Community on Facebook

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 13, 2008

CBDYAG has been using Facebook as another means of reach and communicating with Jewish Young Adults for months now. In recent months there’s been an increase in Jewish Groups with programming for young adults jumping on the Facebook band wagon. We know some of you are against social networking sites, or have your favorite site that’s not Facebook, but for the rest of you, here’s some links (in no order) to CBDYAG’s sister groups on Facebook.

CBDYAG Logo Congregation Beth David Young Adult Group (CBDYAG) CBDYAG Facebook Group
Silicon Valley Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation (SVYAD) SVYAD Facebook Group
Hillel at Stanford Grad and Young Adult Group Hillel at Stanford Grad and Young Adult Group Hillel at Stanford Grad & Young Adult Facebook Group
SF YAD San Francisco Young Adults Division of the Jewish Federation (YAD) SF/Pen YAD (Young Adult Division) of Jewish Community Federation
The Hub @ The JCCSF
Bay Area Tribe Bay Area Tribe
Temple Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community
Temple Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community
Mission Minyan Mission Minyan
Roots Collective (Beth Am Young Adults) Roots Collective (Beth Am Jewish Adults, ages 21-39)
Oy Bay Jews that say “Oy Bay!”

Please note: Facebook is not the primary means of communicating for most of these, visit each of their sites to find out more about them and how to join their mailing list. If you’ve not joined the CBDYAG Google Group to get our weekly messages you can do so here, or e-cbdyag[at] with a message requesting to be added to our mailing list, and the e-mail to subscribe and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Feeling Lucky: Sergey Brin at my Silicon Valley Synagogue

Posted by Oyster on October 18, 2007

A googley-eyed Oyster spots Sergey Brin & Anne Wojcicki at his shul.

Cross-posted from Oy Bay!

The Shabbat before last, I found myself walking into shul (minding my own bidness). I noticed that the parking lot was fuller than usual, and my suspicions of some sort of b’nai mizvah was confirmed when I saw that the sanctuary was full. Having danced my pants off with the Torah just a day before with the Mission Minyan, I was sure that the khagim had finally come to a close. So that wasn’t it. It was the friends and family of the b’nai mitzvah kid. Whomever it was.

As I whipped out my chumash and started following along the Torah reading, I soon figured out that it was a Bat Mitzvah. I didn’t happen to know the girl or her family. I was expecting some friends of mine to show up, so I started periodically looking back from my second-row perch towards the back corner of the sanctuary, where a late-arriving guest or two might sit down.

In the threshold of the doorway to the back corner, I saw a young couple standing. Both were dressed nicely for the occasion, with the guy wearing a suit (or at least a blazer). He had close-cropped brown hair on his head, and a goatee. The lady had brown-blonde hair, shoulder length, and smart stylish glasses.

I did a double-take. I recognized that woman! She looks just like Anne Wojcicki…

Am I looking at Anne & Sergey Brin?!? Read the rest of this entry »

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