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Uploaded on Feb 1, 2012
Renna Khuner-Haber grew up in Berkeley, but left for the east coast to attend Barnard College. After completing her bachelor's degree, she returned to San Francisco where she chose the Mission District as her home, and became active in the Mission Minyan community. Sharon Shakked grew up in Tiburon with a more traditional Jewish upbringing, while her husband, Orr, grew up in Israel in a more secular setting. When the two met, Sharon was active in her congregation which Orr soon came to claim as his own. In this segment, both Khuner-Haber and the Shakkeds consider the thoughtful ways they observe Shabbat each week. -- The decision to live in the Bay Area is personal and encompasses a wide range of experiences and motivations—some have moved here because of love, others to attend university, to seek a new job, to escape persecution, to establish new rituals, or just to dream a little.
In this documentary commissioned for the exhibition "California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present", filmmaker Pam Rorke Levy interviewed a wide range of individuals who call the Bay Area home and identify in some way with being Jewish.