Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Blog

Welcome to our blog. From news about the website and BIJC itself, to musings about events in the Jewish community in Sonoma County and beyond, we hope that you will find our blog to be useful and informative!

Blog

It is more than OK to celebrate Israel

Apr 18, 2018

Israel's 70th Birthday

It is Yom Haatzmaut - the 70th birthday of the modern State of Israel. Israel;s population stands at 8.842 million people and its Jewish community makes up 43% of world Jewry. Since it is ten hours later there, I missed the evening celebrations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. These celebrations come after a week of memory. Last Thursday was Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and today, our Tuesday night and Wednesday comprises the day of memorial for the fallen soldiers of Israel (23,646) and for terror victims (3,134).

Blog

This, That, and This+

Mar 21, 2018

This

This "this" is a serious one and I need to call it to your attention. A lesson taught to new parents came to the forefront last week in Gan Israel Preschool. The general lesson is to keep medicines out of the reach of children. Some homes hide medicines, put them way up high, or put child-proof openers on doors and drawers. Another lesson is to not keep medicines in candy containers. It is confusing enough that vitamins and such looks like candy. Add to that the mask of medicine in a candy container and problems are awaiting.

Blog

Welcome to Our New Website!

Mar 21, 2018

We're so excited to announce that our new website is finally live! We've been working for the last few months on the new design, and we're hopeful that you will find the new layout much cleaner, more modern, and easier to navigate. And we hope that you'll enjoy the new content we've added as well! Let us know what you think about the new look in the comments.