U.S. Briefs

U.S. intellectuals call for boycott of settlement goods More than 70 U.S. intellectuals have called for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The…

Faces

Batter up — in Israel Ari Fendel Ten-year-old Ari Fendel of Berkeley moved to Israel with his family last August and became a baseball star in the Jewish state. Ari plays third base on the national…

Celebrity Jews

Celebrity Jews

Football and Yogi Taylor Mays As of last week, the following five Jewish players were on an NFL team. Nate Ebner, 26, free safety, New England Patriots, is now in his fourth season and has…

Faces

Teen cycling stars Zach Gottesman On Aug. 1, Zach Gottesman, 16, of Greenbrae, won the San Rafael Sunset Criterium bike race — just one of numerous wins for Gottesman, who celebrated his bar mitzvah…

Columns

Celebrity jews

Working the diamond The following Jewish baseball players — on a major league roster as of last week — have at least one Jewish parent and were raised either Jewish or secular. Sam Fuld Ryan Braun,…

Culture

Film, tv & radio

sunday/1 “Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front.” Film about the lives of Israeli high school students who become soldiers. Includes Israeli kosher-style dinner and dessert, Q&A…

Columns

Faces

Filmmaker’s Forrest Gump moment San Francisco filmmaker Ken Schneider went to Cuba last month for the Latin American premiere of “Havana Curveball,” the film he and his wife, Marcia Jarmel, made…

Faces

Sukkah mystery: solved! Ruth Teitelbaum Ruth Teitelbaum of Piedmont has confessed: She and her accomplices (Louis, 16, Walter, 14, and Sara, 8 — aka her children) are guilty! They are the ones who…