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  • Reform rabbis gathering ‘on the edge’

    More than 500 Reform rabbis are expected to attend the 121st annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in San Francisco.

  • U.S. backing S.F. foundation’s effort to boost businesses in Negev

    A collaboration bringing together the Koret Foundation, a U.S. government agency and Israel’s Bank Leumi will make available $160 million in loans to help bolster struggling small businesses in the Negev.

  • ‘Rachel’ draws passionate crowd to S.F. Jewish film fest

    After weeks of community discord, the controversial “Rachel” documentary about the American pro-Palestinian activist killed in Gaza is screened to an audience often inhospitable to divergent viewpoints — with the booed opinions nearly always supportive of Israel.

  • Jewish turnout for gay weddings in Calif.

    As dozens of gay couples celebrated legal weddings at San Francisco City Hall, Jews representing numerous organizations set up a chupah, volunteers passed out plates of marble cake frosted with the phrase “Mazel Tov” and invited couples to partake in ritu