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Becoming Home: Focus on the Text (Story 5)

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Uploaded on Feb 1, 2012

A sixth-generation Coloradan, Sara Bamberger, moved to Berkeley when her husband was offered a teaching position at UC Berkeley Law School. Raised in a family that valued studying the torah, Bamberg is founder and executive director of Kevah which supports pluralistic study of classical Jewish texts. Bobby Fishkin moved to the Bay Area from Connecticut five years ago where he founded Reframe It, a free social networking and website annotation/commenting tool. Both Bamberger and Fishkin have been compelled to build communities in the Bay Area based on the Jewish tradition of asking questions.
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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.

Learn more about "California Dreaming": http://thecjm.me/CAdreamExhibit

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