Book group reading with “One Bay One Book”

Our group’s read is Omar Friedlander’s debut collection, The Man Who Sold Air In The Holy Land, the SF Jewish Community Library’s One Bay One Book selection— Jewish people all over the Bay Area are reading it this year. Many related talks on ZOOM and in person. The...

Kislev here already?

The Jewish month of Chesvan, the so called quiet month, seemed to go by so quickly… now Kislev, the month of Chanukah, is here.  After the High Holidays we have a whole month to recoup, or so it seems. In reality, the board is making plans for the rest of the...

The History of Latkes, and how to cook them

You don’t have to make latkes the same way every time… once you try the recipes in this pdf, you’ll wish Chanukah was longer than eight days. Here is some food history for you. When we think of latkes, we are immersed in the romantic tradition of...

A YOM KIPPUR TIME NOVEL

CBA Book Group is now reading THE BETRAYERS by David Bezmozgis (Fiction, 256 pgs., 2015) for discussion Sunday, October 16, in my sukkah. The book spans 1 Jewish day in the life of a powerful Israeli politician, a former Soviet refusenik. The story takes place mostly...