Was Rabbi Daniel Lehmann too pro-Israel to head a Berkeley seminary?
“The words we heard mirror the anti-Semitic rhetoric of white supremacy and contribute to the oppression of Jewish people on this campus and beyond.”
A Nazi symbol also was drawn on the box, which included anti-Semitic statements and noted “bomb inside.”
If we accept that Judaism and Jewish expression manifests in a multitude of ways, then why are we ranking schools’ Jewish communities at all?
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A chavura committed to inclusive liturgy and encouraging women’s leadership. Men and women of all backgrounds and orientations are welcome.
Name: Netivot Shalom
Address: 1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? 55%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 35% of membership.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2-3 hours.
Shabbat dress code: Business casual
Daily services? Wednesday morning minyan.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Mainly Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Uncertain
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes, he will officiate and attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
Hatem Bazian is also the founder of Students for Justice in Palestine.
Alan Dershowitz was depicted in a cartoon with blood and Palestinians. Was it anti-Semitic? Was it a blood libel?
“I call on the paper’s editors to reflect on whether they would sanction a similar assault on other ethnic or religious groups.”