The Yeashore Community

has sponsored Bonfires for the past 20 years!

Yeashore's future?

Many of you may have noticed the lack of activities from Yeashore these last couple of months.

There are a couple of reasons for this.
One is that the locations for large, drop in, Bonfires are dwindling in the Bay Area.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's new rules makes
Ocean Beach Bonfires very difficult.
Emeryville, in a CYA move over police brutality, have closed their wonderful Bonfire pit altogether.

I am also shifting to new directions.
Part of this has been to cut back on the amount of volunteer work I do.

Which brings us to the Yeashore Community, a community I founded twenty-one years ago.
I have had wonderful times with many terrific people at the Yeashore Bonfires and Winter Activities.
Numerous people have met, many have become friends,
some have fallen in love, and a couple have even gotten married.

A main goal of the Yeashore Community has been to build community.

There will be two "Bonfires of Reflection" for certain this year in October.
Other Bonfires are uncertain.

How do we envision Yeashore as it moves into the future?
When I started the Yeashore Community,
there were no other groups hosting Havdalah Bonfires and now there are quite a few.

I am looking to hear from as many of you as possible to know of your interest
in continuing with the Yeashore Bonfires and Winter Activities.

It takes a great deal of time and energy to host a Bonfire.
One way to reduce the amount of work I have to do is by having co-sponsors,
be it a synagogue, church, other organization or group.
Having co-sponsors makes the work of producing a Bonfire immeasurably easier.
If any of you know of an interested group, or lead one, please contact me.

Thank you for your time.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding the future of the Yeashore Community.


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