Category: California

Shabbos in Oakland

It took me about 4 minutes to fall in love with Beth Jacob. I found a siddur situated in the little holder in front of me, stretched out my legs to gage whether legroom was ample and gazed around and…

Jewlicious Festival

Reminder: I am performing tonight at the shul on the beach in Venice, California. Jewlicious Festival 6.0 is a three-day gathering of Jewish students & young adults, Feb. 19-21, 2010, held at the massive 85,000 sq. ft. Alpert JCC in…

San Francisco is gay

I have come to realize that the gay community at large is a curiosity to me. No, I am not gay nor do I have any interest in being gay, but just like the Chassidic community intrigues me so does…

Shabbos in San Jose

The Rabbi was yeshivish, clearly so because he used words that most of the shul didn’t understand, caught himself, and then said the English translation afterwards. My host said he was a YU guy, but I couldn’t see it. Was…