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Under One Tent – Spring 2017

Lectures & Book Talks

Meet authors, academics and experts on a wide variety of issues.


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    PASSOVER BOOK TALK: THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING

    Lectures & Book Talks
    “The unknown” can be a source of vitality, growth and adventure; and, at times, a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty. In this session, psychotherapist and teacher of Jewish mysticism Estelle Frankel will explore Jewish spiritual teachings on the wisdom of “not knowing” with a focus on how this theme is expressed in the Passover story and holiday rituals.
    PASSOVER BOOK TALK: THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING

    Beth Chaim Congregation
    Sunday, Mar. 26 3:30pm


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    ISRAEL & THE UN: WHAT’S AT STAKE

    Lectures & Book Talks
    The passage of Security Council Resolution 2334 in January reflected the UN’s decades-old double standard towards Israel. Dr. Michael Harris of StandWithUs will explore the impact of this resolution on the peace process as well as the history of UN-Israel relations.
    ISRAEL & THE UN: WHAT’S AT STAKE

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Saturday, Apr. 1 7:30pm


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    JEWISH CULTURE AND ITS PROFOUND IMPACT ON MODERN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Lecturer Dr. Ed Moses is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and holds seven patents in laser technology and computational physics. He will explore Judaism’s proud impact on modern science and technology for the last 150 years.
    JEWISH CULTURE AND ITS PROFOUND IMPACT ON MODERN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    The Reutlinger Community
    Thursday, Apr. 6 1:30pm


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    BRIDGING IDENTITIES: LGBTQ, JEWISH AND PRO-ISRAEL

    Lectures & Book Talks
    How can one successfully engage progressive LGBTQ people with Israel at a time when there is so much antagonism towards Israel on the left?
    BRIDGING IDENTITIES: LGBTQ, JEWISH AND PRO-ISRAEL

    Temple Isaiah
    Tuesday, Apr. 25 7:00pm


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    THE ART OF COMFORT

    Lectures & Book Talks
    There is deep Jewish wisdom when visiting the sick and consoling the mourners. Sometimes it’s how to support caregivers, comfort the self, and how to do this well. Presenter: Dan Fendel, Co-founder of Temple Sinai’s Chevrah Kadisha.
    THE ART OF COMFORT

    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Tuesday, Apr. 25 7:30pm


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    UNDERCOVER IN DAMASCUS

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Israel’s most famous spy, Eli Cohen, successfully entered the upper echelons of the Syrian government as an undercover Mossad agent. The secrets he obtained proved crucial to Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War. Avraham Cohen, Eli’s brother, will share a behind the scenes glimpse into Eli’s story.
    UNDERCOVER IN DAMASCUS

    Contra Costa Jewish Day School
    Thursday, Apr. 27 7:30pm


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    BEING JEWISH IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT

    Lectures & Book Talks
    In an interview format, get to know some of the Bay Area’s leading professional sports management leaders, including Marc Badain, CEO of the Oakland Raiders, and Larry Scott, Commissioner of the Pac 12. Rabbi Dan Goldblatt will interview a series of nationally renowned Jewish sports professionals and explore how being Jewish has been important in their work and on who they have become. There will be ample time to ask questions and enter into dialogue with these high profile Jewish sports professionals.
    BEING JEWISH IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT

    Beth Chaim Congregation
    Sunday, Apr. 30 3:30pm

    BEING JEWISH IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT

    Beth Chaim Congregation
    Sunday, May. 7 3:30pm

    BEING JEWISH IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT

    Beth Chaim Congregation
    Sunday, May. 21 3:30pm


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    STRUGGLING IN GOOD FAITH: LGBTQI INCLUSION

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Rabbi Mychal Copeland, co-author of Struggling in Good Faith, will discuss her multifaceted sourcebook that tells the powerful story of reconciliation, celebration and struggle for LGBTQI inclusion across the American religious landscape.
    STRUGGLING IN GOOD FAITH: LGBTQI INCLUSION

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Sunday, May. 21 1:00pm


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    GENEALOGY FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Today, the challenge in Jewish genealogy research is how to navigate the wealth of easily accessible family records, which are mostly free on the Internet. Robinn Magid, a well-known genealogy expert and a board member for Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, will guide us in solving the mysteries of our family history. Bring your digital device--smart phone/laptop!
    GENEALOGY FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR

    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    Sunday, Jun. 4 1:30pm


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    EXTREME MEASURES: FINDING A BETTER PATH TO THE END OF LIFE

    Lectures & Book Talks
    Join us for a book talk with Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH an expert on the medical experience of death and dying. Dr. Zitter is a ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Extremis. Her documentary offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level.
    EXTREME MEASURES: FINDING A BETTER PATH TO THE END OF LIFE

    The Reutlinger Community
    Sunday, Jun. 4 2:00pm