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On Friday, December 30, Jillian Aronstam will welcome up to 20 dinner guests. She will provide a vegetarian main dish and potato dish. Please bring latkes or dish to share and Menorah. 6:30 pm. Please rsvp before December 28:

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Featuring CANTOR DANIEL KEMPIN of Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

Saturday afternoon, December 31st at Santa Cruz Hillel, 222 Cardiff Place (off High Street), Santa Cruz

Gather at 3:00 pm, Concert and Workshop at 3:30 pm Havdalah & 8th Night Chanukah Candle Lighting at 6:00 pm followed by CY Chanukah Party, til 7:30 pm

This event is free and all are welcome. The cost is being generously underwritten by Jeanne Rosen in honor of her daughter Diane Tiferet's upcoming smicha (rabbinic ordination) with the Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal Diane Tiferet's journey has been inspired, in part, by Rabbi Eli, Rabbi Lori and the Chadeish Yameinu community.

This celebration is a gift in return.

Donations in honor of Diane Tiferet's smicha may be made to: Chadeish Yameinu, PO Box 3578, Santa Cruz, CA 96063

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Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal

in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday


“Righteousness and Compromise –

A Southern Rabbi’s Anguish”

with Rabbi Phil Posner

Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00 pm

Rabbi Posner will present on his relationship

with Rabbi Perry Nussbaum of Jackson, Mississippi

and his time as a Freedom Rider in the 1960's

History, slides and song


at Veterans Memorial Building

846 Front Street (2nd Floor), Santa Cruz

(if you can rsvp to, that would be helpful)


A congregational rabbi for nearly 40 years, Rabbi Phil Posner has long been active in Social Action activities. In 1961 he joined the Freedom Rides, helping to integrate transportation facilities. As a result, he served 39 days in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi.

He is the co-founder of the Rabbinic Network for Ethiopian Jewry, which successfully challenged fellow rabbis to help Ethiopian Jews get to Israel.

Ordained in 1968, he also holds a Doctorate in Hebrew Letters in ethics from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. He is also the author of Food for Thought, Character and Soul – Recipes and Blessings Included –the world’s first character based cook book.

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