Archives for May 2013

SoCal JYAE: Discussion on Non-Marital Sex in Judaism

Last week, Southern California Jewish Young Adult Enrichment (SoCalJYAE) held its fourth monthly discussion on Sex & Relationships in Judaism.  The discussion, led by SoCalJYAE’s Rabbi Drew Kaplan, explored the view against non-marital sex in the Jewish tradition.

The event, held in Carson, was the first time SoCalJYAE has held an event north of Long Beach (SoCalJYAE has held events, such as the earlier events in the series, in Long BeachOrange County, and Riverside).  Designed to be more geographically accessible to South Bay residents, this event expanded the geographical reach of SoCalJYAE programming.  As with all of the events in the “Jews, Brews and Rabbi Drew” series, the event was a potluck beer event held at a private residence. Read More

Shabbat Tent: High Sierra Music Festival July 4-7

high sierra 2013After the great success of last year’s Shabbat Tent at High Sierra, we are going back! The entire Bookstein clan will be rolling in vendor style, hosting the tent this summer.

Join Shabbat Tent for a rockin’ weekend at this legendary music festival. It might be a long drive — but it is worth every minute of the drive, trust me. (Quincy is a ten hour drive from LA.)

What is Shabbat Tent? Shabbat Tent is a place to gather, share food, make l’chaims, chill, rehydrate, charge your cell phone, and get out of the sun. We do inspiring an Kabbalat Shabbat, candle lighting, Shabbat Dinner and Lunch, and a musical Havdallah.

Everyone regardless of religion, spiritual views, etc. who wishes to spend any time at the Tent, is of course welcomed without question.

Email to get on our group ticket discount list. Also email us for more info if you need it.

Follow the team and updates at @shabbattent and

Rabbi Yonah: Creating the Foundation for a Healthy Marriage

Spiritual-RelationshipRabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein’s Pre-Marriage Class
Creating the Foundation for a Healthy Marriage
A Class for Engaged Couples and Newlyweds
Sun. June 2, 16, 23 at 8pm Free

Mazel Tov! You are engaged to the love of your life, you are walking on cloud 9 and have to slap yourself twice a day just to be sure you are awake and not dreaming! Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein and JConnect present this 3 part class to help you build towards the successful marriage you want and deserve. This course includes three, ninety-minute classes with Rabbi Yonah, PLUS a one hour one-on-one counseling session w/ Rachel Bookstein for each couple.
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