Why Jews Love the Moon
1835 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Presented by Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.
The Jewish connection to the moon is deep and longstanding. Modern Jews continue to be affected by moon rituals, the lunar-solar calendar, and blessings such as Kiddush Ha-levanah (Sanctification of the Moon). In this ONE BAY ONE BOOK event, Rabbi Sydney Mintz will explore the ancient lunar-Jewish connection that began in the land of Israel and continues to the Bay Area.
Mintz is rabbi at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, where she has served since her ordination in 1997. She is a senior rabbinic fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and serves on the national board of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and as a rabbinic scholar for American Jewish World Service. She also is a member of the US State Department’s Working Group on Religion and Social Justice.
Co-presented by Congregation Emanu-El and Lehrhaus Judaica.