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Ask a Rabbi: Hanukkah Edition

Ask a Rabbi: Hanukkah Edition

Rabbi Mona Alfi #bosslady

By Co-Editor Rachel Smith

Does this Menorah make me look Jewish?

Ladies and gentiles, tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah 2014 (or if you’re following the Hebrew calendar – which I guarantee you are not – Hanukkah 5775).

Yay, Hanukkah! Eight or some-odd days where Jewish kids get hella presents and decorate their houses in blue and white!

Why?

Who the hell knows!  But we have approximately two songs (Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel and that one Adam Sandler beat) to prove that it’s a real thing.... Read More

Crime meets its match

Community organizers and faith based institiutions are fighting crime, helping victims heal wounds and making communities safer through restorative justice efforts. Anyone can participate. This video explains.

Community encouraged to visit Governor’s Mansion before historic treasure closes for renovations

Community encouraged to visit Governor’s Mansion before historic treasure closes for renovations

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with California State Parks, encourage the community to visit the historic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) in December before it temporarily closes to the public on January 1, 2015, for extensive renovations and rehabilitation efforts.

Throughout the month of December, the Governor’s Mansion SHP is open for guided tours on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Plus, on two Saturdays – December 6 and 13 – guests can enjoy the Mansion during the special “Christmas Memories” event that will include elaborate holiday decorations, festive live holiday music, children’s activities, captivating storytellers and docents in period attire sharing holiday-related stories of past governors and their families.   Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make special visits to the Mansion to meet excited little ones and be available for holiday photographs.

7th annual Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services turkey drive

7th annual Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services turkey drive

Help feed thousands of families this Thanksgiving in your area Drive by and drop off a turkey at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Oak Park location and kick off the holidays helping your community!... Read More

PetSmart CEO, Mayor Johnson & Front Street Shelter Celebrate Opening of Pop-Up Park in Sacramento

PetSmart CEO, Mayor Johnson & Front Street Shelter Celebrate Opening of Pop-Up Park in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – PetSmart, Inc. has partnered with the City of Sacramento to bring a portable, pop-up park to Sacramento. This portable dog park provides more than 9,000 square feet of space for pet parents to bring their dogs to play. PetSmart’s P.U.P. is a shipping container that contains everything that can be deployed to create an interim dog park, including 340 feet of fencing, three waste clean-up stations, three moveable benches, lighting on and inside the container.

 

While the park has been open to the community since August, a community celebration and official ribbon cutting will take place on Saturday, September 27. Speakers will include Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento and David Lenhardt, President and CEO of PetSmart.

WHAT: Community celebration and ribbon cutting at Sacramento’s first portable, pop-up dog park

Nominate Human Services Heroes

Nominate Human Services Heroes

Nominate individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, involvement and commitment to human services throughout Sacramento County.