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Shabbat Service Planning

June 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Sites, books, music, and more For bat mitzvah, bar mitzvah, d’var Torah/drosh, aliyot, services, etc From the adult education class at (the Reconstructionist) Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati, CA in preparation for our b’nai mitzvah, June 14, 2014 (plus June 28 & July 11) Last updated June 5, 2014 Torah Reading Sh’lakh L’kha (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) in […]

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Categories: Judaism · Religion & Holidays · Shabbus
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Shabbat Dinner for 20

May 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Once a month, our synagogue, Ner Shalom in Cotati, California, holds a family Shabbat dinner.  Sometimes it’s a potluck, other times they order platters from a local restaurant.  A few months ago, I volunteered to do the cooking.  I had two motives here: 1) I love to cook for large groups of people.  Seriously, I […]

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Categories: Desserts · Food · Grains · Judaism · Main Dishes · Meals & Events · Recipes · Religion & Holidays · Shabbus · Vegetable Dishes
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Thai Hut Valley (Cotati, CA)

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

This review was written February 15, 2006 as a letter to local restaurant reviewer Jeff Cox who promoted this place in the Press Democrat on January 22, 2006.  Note that we went there before discovering our food allergies, so the review doesn’t speak to that. CHEAP EATS Authentic means good Here’s what I look for […]

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Categories: Food · Restaurant Reviews · SF Bay Area Restaurant
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