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About Chabad of Contra Costa
Motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by a boundless optimism, Chabad of Contra Costa sets into motion a dazzling array of programs and services to educate, inspire, and uplift Jews from all walks of life with unconditional love and acceptance.
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Learning & Inspiration
  • What to Expect at Simchat Torah ServicesSure there are the Torahs and prayers, but there is also dancing, singing, capering, and snacking... Read More
  • The Torah Saved by the Soviet PolicemanThe Torahs were technically considered state property and that tampering with them could result in... Read More
  • Why Flags (With Apples and Candles) on Simchat Torah?Many old-timers
    recall the custom for children to carry a candle stuck into an apple on top of
    a...
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  • Talmud Completion in a San Francisco Area Sukkah Helps Transform Grief to Joy Remembering a departed father on Hoshana Rabbah by learning Torah Read More
  • The Day I Was an AngelIt had been a drizzly morning, gray and overcast, and I stood like a soldier outside a local bagel... Read More
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Shabbat & Holidays
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Weekly Torah Portion
Upcoming Holiday
Oct. 20 - Oct. 22
Daily Thought
On Simchat Torah we dance with our feet, not with our heads. We are celebrating the Torah, and the Torah is something we study with our heads. But we dance with our feet, not with our heads. If we would dance with our heads, each one would dance a different dance, each in a different space, some with friends but not with others, some as lonesome souls. One head is higher, one is lower, one is here on earth, the other in the clouds or beyond, and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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