Cantor Richard Kaplan will be remembered for his “wonderful, throaty voice that was so tantalizing”
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Event: Jewish winemaker talk at JCC East Bay Jan. 19
Nosh’s Alix Wall will lead a discussion and wine tasting with three Bay Area winemakers Jan. 19.
Mr. Dewie’s, Noodle Theory Provisions, more
This week’s Bites is full of good news — Mr. Dewie’s has opened in Albany, Noodle Theory Provisions is now open, Perdition Smokehouse’s beer list may rise again and much more.
In memoriam: Lee Marsh, Berkeley commissioner, co-founder of the JCC East Bay
Lee Marsh, who died on March 7, 2015. Photo: courtesy family By Nicki Gilbert Lee Marsh, beloved husband, grandfather, father, friend, and inspiring community leader, passed away on March 7 at the age of 96. As one of the very first people to recognize the need for a new communal Jewish home in the East […]
Berkeley honors Eleanor Shapiro during final year of Jewish Music Festival
Eleanor Shapiro, the director of the Jewish Music Festival, was honored by the Berkeley City Council on Feb. 24, 2015 Eleanor Shapiro still remembers the first time Klezmer music struck her soul. It was 1996 and Shapiro was auditioning for a part in a dance troupe that planned to perform to a Klezmer piece. Shapiro […]
Where to watch election results in Berkeley
With the nation focused on the outcome of the presidential election Tuesday night, we’ve compiled this list of where you can join friends, neighbors and fellow community members to experience the results together. Let us know in the comments below if we missed a great event at your favorite spot. We definitely want to hear […]
Black Sabbath (not that one) and Abraham Inc in Berkeley
Abraham Inc.: their raucous sound blends and juxtaposes klezmer, funk and hip hop When it comes to exploring interesting music, this week is good for the Jews. Tonight, Josh Kun presents “Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black Jewish Relations” at the JCC East Bay, a mind-expanding excursion into little known territory where African-American […]
Natasha Boissier forages fruit, feeds hungry
North Berkeley Harvest volunteers Dan Alpert and Sarah Pyle with founder Natasha Boissier (far right)./Photo: Sarah Henry Driving around North Berkeley with Natasha Boissier is an educational experience. Where others see a quiet residential area she sees streets lined with potential pickings and delights when she spots prospective bounty or familiar fruit. Boissier is a […]