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Other Northern California recipients are Contra Costa Food Bank in Concord; Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program in Fort Bragg; Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra in Salinas; and California Food Policy Advocates, International Development Exchange and Western Regional Consortium, all in San Francisco.

Since 1986, Mazon (Hebrew for "food") has provided more than $1.5 million in grants to 74 state organizations.

It raises funds principally from Jews nationwide who donate a suggested amount of 3 percent of the cost of weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other joyous events to support Mazon's efforts to prevent hunger.

Magain David opens preschool July 14

An open house for Magain David Sephardim's new preschool for children ages 2 to 5 will be held between 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at 351-15th Ave., S.F.

For information, call (415) 752-9095.

Hiking Club plans Sierra trip Aug. 24

Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club plans a trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Sierras Aug. 24 to 27.

Lodging will be in cabins. Cost is $150 for members, $165 for nonmembers, with a $5 discount on reservations made before July 24. For information, call Sharon Fried, (415) 731-2243.

White-water rafting planned for July 27

Young Jewish Community for singles ages 21-35 plans a trip to South Fork of the American River in the Gold Country Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, July 28.

Activities will include camping, whitewater rafting and wine tasting. Cost is $35, plus food. For information, call David Bloom at (415) 960-3103.


Due to a typographical error in the June 28 Jewish Bulletin, a story mistakenly identified Art for Recovery director Cindy Perlis as a woman living with breast cancer. She does not have the disease.

The story also incorrectly designated the Breast Cancer Quilt, which is a project of the UCSF/Mount Zion Art for Recovery Program.

Also in the June 28 edition, an obituary for Joseph Karesh should have said San Jose's Congregation Bikkur Cholim was renamed Temple Emanu-El in 1948.

The Bulletin regrets the errors.