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New board is named at Peninsula Sinai

The 1998-99 board of trustees for Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster City includes the following:

Sari Caplan, president; Bruce Klafter and Ernie Schneider, vice presidents; Neil Weiser, treasurer; Audrey Silverman, secretary; Harriet Hood, past president.

Trustees include Marcos Frid, Alan Shapiro, Jan Scheer-Elgarten, Joel Cohen, Doug Slakey, Allen Jaffe, Naomi Levenson and Jim Bakhshi.

ALSJCC is planning Half Moon Bay jaunt

The Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center plans a day trip to Half Moon Bay from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 12.

The outing will include a docent tour of the James Johnston House and visits to the downtown area, Pillar Point Harbor at Princeton and the Village Green English Tea House in El Granada.

Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Meet at 655 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. For information, call Shoshana Shelef at (650) 493-0563, ext. 250.

`Single Again' offers group support

"Single Again," a support group for people experiencing divorce, separation or the loss of a long-term relationship, is being offered by Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma counties.

Topics include loss, grieving, building support systems, parenting yourself and your children, dating and building self-esteem. The group is led by a clinical psychologist from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, starting (June 29). The fee is $25 per session for eight weeks. Registration is required for this nonsectarian group. JFCS is located at 1600 Scott St. at Post, S.F. For information, call (415) 561-1213.

Humanistic Jews elect Lafayette man as national president

Bert Steinberg of Lafayette has been elected president of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, a national association of Humanistic Jewish communities and congregations.

Steinberg has been active in the local chapter, the Northern California Society for Humanistic Judaism, for almost a decade, serving as its president from 1992 to 1994. He has been on the Society's national board of directors since 1991.

Locally, he has served as vice president of the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, is chair of the JCC's senior council and has been on its board of directors since 1991. Steinberg also is director of Jewish Family and Children's Services of the Greater East Bay.