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LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

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LECTURES & BOOK TALKS, CLASSES & MULTI-WEEK COURSES

THE LONGEST HATRED: ANTISEMITISM THEN & NOW

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THE LONGEST HATRED: ANTISEMITISM THEN & NOW

Poway. Pittsburgh. Paris. These three cities are just a few of the places where recent attacks reveal escalating…
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ISRAELI ELECTIONS: DEJÀ VU?

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ISRAELI ELECTIONS: DEJÀ VU?

Prof. Eran Kaplan of San Francisco State University will provide an insightful look at Israel’s political landscape.
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ISRAEL & THE WORLD: ECONOMICS & POLITICS

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ISRAEL & THE WORLD: ECONOMICS & POLITICS

Israeli Consul General to the Pacific Northwest Shlomi Kofman will present an overview of Israel’s position in the…
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NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGE TO JEWISH IDENTITY: LOYALTY, TRIBALISM, AND RELIGION

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NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGE TO JEWISH IDENTITY: LOYALTY, TRIBALISM, AND RELIGION

Beth Chaim Congregation brings renowned Jewish thinkers into our community to engage particular challenges modernity poses to the…
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REMEMBERING THE LESSONS OF KRISTALLNACHT

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REMEMBERING THE LESSONS OF KRISTALLNACHT

Award-winning journalist Marc Weitzmann’s latest book, HATE: The Rising Tide of anti-Semitism in France (and what it means…
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THE CHALLENGE OF PLURALISM: HOW DOES A MINORITY SURVIVE?

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THE CHALLENGE OF PLURALISM: HOW DOES A MINORITY SURVIVE?

Beth Chaim Congregation brings renowned Jewish thinkers into our community to engage particular challenges modernity poses to the…
ART & MUSIC, LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

LIBRARY SHABBAT WITH CANTOR BARBARA OSTFELD

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LIBRARY SHABBAT WITH CANTOR BARBARA OSTFELD

In her memoir, Cantor Ostfeld, the first ordained woman cantor in Jewish history, describes herself as having been…
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A PORTRAIT OF BAY AREA JEWISH LIFE

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A PORTRAIT OF BAY AREA JEWISH LIFE

Julie Golde, Director of Community Impact of the Jewish Community Federation, will explore the Bay Area’s Jewish social…
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REFUGEES IN AMERICA: STORIES OF COURAGE, RESILIENCE AND HOPE IN THEIR OWN WORDS WITH AUTHOR/RABBI LEE BYCEL

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REFUGEES IN AMERICA: STORIES OF COURAGE, RESILIENCE AND HOPE IN THEIR OWN WORDS WITH AUTHOR/RABBI LEE BYCEL

It’s not an easy road — but hope is the oxygen of my life. These insightful words of…
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HEALING INTERGENERATIONAL JEWISH TRAUMA

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HEALING INTERGENERATIONAL JEWISH TRAUMA

Beth Chaim Congregation brings renowned Jewish thinkers into our community to engage particular challenges modernity poses to the…
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ONE READ: LIONESS: GOLDA MEIR AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL

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ONE READ: LIONESS: GOLDA MEIR AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL

Francine Klagsbrun’s acclaimed book on the late Israeli Prime Minister has
been called the “definitive biography of the iron-willed…
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MYSTERY AUTHOR EVENT: MARGALIT FOX AND CONAN DOYLE FOR THE DEFENSE

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MYSTERY AUTHOR EVENT: MARGALIT FOX AND CONAN DOYLE FOR THE DEFENSE

Mystery writer Margalit Fox takes us step by step inside the investigation by Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes’ creator,...
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AUTHOR EVENT: TIFFANY SHLAIN ON HER LATEST BOOK “24/6”

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AUTHOR EVENT: TIFFANY SHLAIN ON HER LATEST BOOK “24/6”

In 24/6, The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, Internet pioneer, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and author Tiffany Shlain…