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CA Dreaming: Photo of Congregation Emanu-el’s Celebration of Birkat HaChamah | by Contemporary Jewish Museum
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CA Dreaming: Photo of Congregation Emanu-el’s Celebration of Birkat HaChamah

April 9, 2009 at 6:41 AM at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge

 

This celebration is the blessing over the Sun held every 28 years to remember the exact position of the Sun on the day of Creation. Pictured are three rabbis leading the celebration-Rabbis Sidney Mintz; Jonathan Jaffe and Ryan Bauer.

 

Photo by Susan Rothenberg. Courtesy of Alan Rothenberg.

 

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California Dreaming explores Jewish life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the present. This participatory exhibition tells the story of how Jews settled in the area and made lives for themselves in the spirit of independence, renewal, and entrepreneurialism.

 

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Taken on September 2, 2011