The Forgotten Refugees

CHADEISH YAMEINU - JEWISH RENEWAL OF SANTA CRUZ presents THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES a film & speaker Sunday, February 21st, 7 pm 900 High Street, Santa Cruz co-sponsored by Hadassah Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Hillel and Temple Beth El In 1945, there were one million Jews living in the Middle East & North Africa, part of the diverse fabric of peoples native to the region for over two millennia. Yet in 1948, with the establishment of the State of Israel, anti-Jewish riots and government-sponsored intimidation set off a massive wave of Jewish emigration. 
 From Casablanca to Baghdad, Jews abandoned their ancestral homelands, leaving behind their homes, communities and livelihoods, and

Child And Family Shabbat

Child & Family Centered Shabbat Dinner hosted by Sarah Young on the west side of SC in her Co-Housing Community, 834 Western Drive. Gathering on January 29, at 6pm with Shabbat at 6:30pm. Vegetarian potluck followed by a short service, songs and sharing. All are welcome. There isn't a limit. Lots of child friendly space inside and out. There is a cat in the home. RSVP by Jan. 24th. Questions - please contact Sarah (sarahyo@cruzio. com) or Gwen ( #event

Pre-Tu B'Shvat Ceramics Making

Who: Please join members of CY from ages 2 through 118 yrs WHAT: A short Tu B'Shevat program with Rabbi Eli and then make your own ceramics! From a little sweetie plate at $6 (photo attached is a lil' sample we did to demonstrate for you) to large vases and platters through $50. WHERE: Good Life Ceramics 3717 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point) WHEN: Sunday, 17 January 2016, 1-4 pm WHY: Join your community in something all ages can enjoy. Give space to your creativity. Enjoy Tu B'shvat preparations -- perhaps combine the two into a Tu B'shvat platter! HOW: Good Life owner and/or staff are happy to help you construct the piece you choose

Family Shabbat

Please join us for the next Family Shabbat, Friday, January 29 at the home of Sarah Young and Thomas Witz. All families with children and anyone else who wants to join in are welcome! ! We will gather between 6-6:30 for play and schmoozing, sit together at 6:30 for songs and family friendly ritual to welcome in Shabbat, followed by a potluck dinner and more singing, stories and sharing. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. There is not a limit on numbers, but please rsvp to, so we know how many to expect. Looking forward to seeing you all! #event

Tu Bishvat Seder

Tu Bishvat Seder Celebrating the New Year of the Trees Sunday, January 24, 7 pm 900 High Street, Santa Cruz Celebrating the New Year of the Trees Tu Bishvat is an end of winter holiday focusing on love of trees and the earth. Please RSVP to Rabbi Eli at Come celebrate this lovely holiday by bringing a poem to share about trees or the earth, or some factoid tidbit about trees and their ecological role, and if you can, a flower for a communal bouquet. ***************************************************************** Please bring some tree fruits or nuts for our "Seder". If your last name begins with: A-H bring Fruits/nuts with hard shells, I-P Fruits with pits/seeds and Q-