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Under One Tent – Fall 2018

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  1. FLOODTIDE: HOW THE REFUGEE CRISIS IS REMAKING EUROPE

    Lectures & Book Talks
    The recent migration of about 1.5 million mostly Muslim refugees has convulsed the continent as nothing since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ultra-rightwing populist movements have surged and the EU has been seriously and perhaps irreparably weakened. Acts of kindness toward the migrants have been intermingled with hate crimes against them; some of the refugees themselves have behaved abominably including committing anti-Semitic acts, while many others have already contributed much to their host societies. We will examine the prospects for Europe and its Jews in a time of turmoil and transformation across the Atlantic.
    FLOODTIDE: HOW THE REFUGEE CRISIS IS REMAKING EUROPE

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Saturday, Nov. 10 7:30pm


  2. MENSCH OF THE YEAR

    Community Gatherings, Galas & Trips / 270 mins
    The 2nd Annual Mensch of the Year luncheon will honor Selma Forkash for her work for Hadassah. Through her tireless efforts, she has made an outstanding contribution to its mission of tikun olam.
    MENSCH OF THE YEAR

    Crow Canyon Country Club
    Sunday, Nov. 11 10:00am


  3. KRISTALLNACHT – THE DAY THE HOLOCAUST BEGAN

    Lectures & Book Talks
    The world was stunned by the Night of Broken Glass, November 9–10, 1938, when many hundreds of synagogues throughout the German Reich were destroyed, when 91 Jews were killed by rampaging mobs, and when 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps. But the world reaction was that of almost universal passivity, even though this nationwide pogrom was the most widely reported event of the entire Shoah. On the 80th anniversary of that horrific night we will examine the way it emboldened Hitler for something far worse, and we will also reflect upon the lessons Kristallnacht offers for our own day.
    KRISTALLNACHT – THE DAY THE HOLOCAUST BEGAN

    Congregation Beth Emek
    Sunday, Nov. 11 7:00pm


  4. SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON & SCREENING OF “THE GRADUATE”

    Movies / USA / 1967
    When "The Graduate" premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations of what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy starring a little known actor named Dustin Homan. And then suddenly ... the movie became a monster hit. Beverly Gray, the author of "Seduced by Mrs. Robinson," shares never before-revealed details about the making of the film. Book signing followed by a screening of "The Graduate."
    SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON & SCREENING OF “THE GRADUATE”

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Saturday, Nov. 17 7:00pm


  5. IN OUR PARENTS’ FOOTSTEPS

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Sid and Margalit’s parents survived WWII by escaping Nazi-controlled Poland and going to Russia. In the summer of 2017, they visited Warsaw, Treblinka, Lodz, Crakow, the Ukraine and Auschwitz-Bergen Belsen, finding homes, synagogues and cemeteries while also researching family genealogy. Join Sid and Margalit as they present the painful but heartwarming story of their family’s six year journey for survival.
    IN OUR PARENTS’ FOOTSTEPS

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Sunday, Nov. 18 3:00pm


  6. SCREENING OF THE “OSLO DIARIES” & GUEST SPEAKER

    Movies / Canada, Israel / 2017 / 97 mins
    Using contemporary interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, "The Oslo Diaries" provides a “look back” at the secret negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Despite our knowing the aftermath of the talks, there is suspense and melancholy. This remarkable film captures the tragic assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, as well as the realization that the historic handshake on the White House Lawn did not lead to a lasting peace. Guest speaker.
    SCREENING OF THE “OSLO DIARIES” & GUEST SPEAKER

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Saturday, Dec. 1 7:00pm


  7. GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING

    Community Gatherings, Galas & Trips, Foodie Events, Youth Programs / 210 mins
    Join together with pride as we celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of Contra Costa’s Largest Menorah! Live music, latkes, doughnuts, entertainment and fun for the entire family.
    GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING

    Broadway Plaza
    Sunday, Dec. 2 4:00pm


  8. CHANUKAH LATKE LUNCHEON

    Community Gatherings, Galas & Trips, Foodie Events / 270 mins
    Diablo Valley Hadassah’s annual Chanukah Latke Luncheon in the Gateway Clubhouse’s Fireside Room will feature door prizes and raffles, with all proceeds going to Hadassah Youth Aliyah Villages in Israel.
    CHANUKAH LATKE LUNCHEON

    Fireside Room in Rossmoor
    Thursday, Dec. 6 12:00pm


  9. LATKES AND LIGHTS CHANUKAH CELEBRATION AND SHIR JOY SHABBAT

    Community Gatherings, Galas & Trips, Foodie Events, Youth Programs
    Bring the whole family for a musical community celebration of the Festival of Lights. We will gather for a potluck dinner, fun kids activities, a latke competition, collective menorah lighting and our Shir Joy Shabbat Service with live music and the CBT Choir.
    LATKES AND LIGHTS CHANUKAH CELEBRATION AND SHIR JOY SHABBAT

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Friday, Dec. 7 5:30pm


  10. HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

    Community Gatherings, Galas & Trips, Foodie Events
    Hanukkah oh Hanukkah come light the menorah with Congregation B'nai Shalom at Family Shabbat! Enjoy a musical Family Shabbat service followed by a feast of latkes prepared by the Men's Club, a full salad bar and Hanukkah celebration. Gluten free latkes will also be available.
    HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Friday, Dec. 7 6:00pm