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Events for Spring 2022 and Beyond


Thursday, February 3
Prognosis: notes on living
Movie viewing and conversation about the film hosted by Rabbi Stacy Friedman

5:30pm - Introduction to the film
5:45pm - Watch movie on your own
7:00pm - Virtual discussion and conversation hosted by Rabbi Stacy Friedman
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In Prognosis: notes on living, maverick Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Debra "Chas" Chasnoff, z"l, is diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and faces down injustice as always, with her camera.

With the help of her wife Nancy and their LGBTQ+ family, she traces a journey through the twists and turns of living with cancer. What emerges is a raw, intimate portrait of shifting relationships and identities—a story about holding onto people we love, as we prepare to let them go.

Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Chas’s cousin, is featured in this special movie. Chas’s wife Nancy Otto and some of the producers of the movie will also join this discussion. 

Sunday February 6, 2022 at 4:00pm 
Bay Area Cantors' Concert
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Bay Area Cantors including Rabbi-Cantor Elana Rosen-Brown, Cantor David Margules, Cantor Kay Greenwald, Cantor Leigh Korn, and Cantor Devorah Felder-Levy join for an afternoon of song and celebration.

Sunday, February 13
3-4:30 Cook Stuffed Cabbage and Other Cozy Dishes for the New Year with Julie Fingersh

Join congregant/food writer Julie Fingersh for a trip to the old country as we make Bubbe Estie’s divine stuffed cabbage along with a few other dishes from the homeland. Bring the ingredients or just pull up a chair and join the fun!


1 head of green cabbage, which you should freeze whole ahead of time
1 head of green cabbage, fresh
2 cups sauerkraut 
2 28 oz cans of whole peeled tomatoes (not with basil)

Osem chicken bullion 
1 egg
1 lb ground beef
2 cups brown or white rice 
Brown sugar
Black pepper and salt 
Sour cream

1 lb egg noodles with butter and salt 

Cucumber Salad:
3 English cucumbers
4 carrots 
1 red bell pepper 
Seasoned rice vinegar 

Thursday, March 3, 7:00pm via Zoom
Melissa Bernstein in conversation with Rabbi Stacy Friedman 

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Behind the joy of running the number one parent-recommended toy brand with her husband, Doug, Melissa was fighting her own secret battle with existential depression and anxiety, a condition that both fueled her creativity and brought her to the brink of self-harm. In conversation with Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Melissa will share her story and her holistic practice that promotes lifelong vitality and provides tools to lead a meaningful, authentic life.

Melissa Bernstein, along with her husband Doug, is the co-founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 children’s products and sold billions of dollars of toys since its inception. In 2020 Melissa launched LifeLines, an ecosystem filled with content, tools and products to share her learnings and her practice in order to help as many people as possible. Melissa lives in Westport Connecticut with Doug and their six children. 

Click here to purchase a copy of "Lifelines".

Fri, January 28 2022 26 Sh'vat 5782