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Barbara Brenner Breast Cancer Activist Scholarship

Susie here, using Barbara’s blog to alert you to a new opportunity for activism. Barbara has been gone for six years, but her message lives on. This post announces the establishment of the Barbara Brenner Breast Cancer Activist Scholarship, which … Continue reading

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Remembering Barbara

Barbara was eulogized by Rabbi Margaret Holub, of the Mendocino Coast Jewish Community, and five speakers at her funeral on May 13, 2013. Their eulogies are published on the Afterwords page of this blog. A number of obituaries were published … Continue reading

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Funeral arrangements and after

Funeral services for Barbara will be held on Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM (sharp!) at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 94115. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 14, at 1 PM at Ocean View Cemetery, Fort … Continue reading

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Barbara Brenner 1951-2013

Barbara Brenner passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening. Funeral services will be held in San Francisco, with burial in Fort Bragg. Arrangements are pending and will be posted Sunday on Barbara’s blog, Healthy Barbs (, our Caring Bridge … Continue reading

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What I Learned as A Volunteer

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, I was awarded the Lola Hanzel Courageous Advocacy Award by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) at their annual Bill of Rights Day Celebration. Below is my acceptance speech for the award. … Continue reading

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Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? — A Yom Kippur Reflection

  Introduction This past week marked the end of what we Jews call the Days of Awe, the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which is the holiest day in … Continue reading

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If you want to sign a letter calling on Nancy Brinker to resign

that was written by a former New York Komen Affiliate Board Member, email me at, and I’ll send it to you. Note that the letter says things I wouldn’t have written, but I signed because I believe Brinker has … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbons, Inc. is Coming to the US

The initial screenings have just been announced at See it. Tell your friends to see it. You will never think about pink ribbons or breast cancer the same way again. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Tikkun Olam and Corporate Responsibility

If you like this blog, forward it to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repair and restoration of the world.” This is an obligation that many modern day Jews, myself included, … Continue reading

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