LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

WOMEN OF THE BOOK: JEWISH WOMEN RE-VISITING THE PARSHOT

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WOMEN OF THE BOOK: JEWISH WOMEN RE-VISITING THE PARSHOT

Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem, an interdisciplinary artist, brought together 54 Jewish women artists from around the world to each…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

AUTHOR EVENT: “FAMOUS FATHER GIRL: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP BERNSTEIN”

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AUTHOR EVENT: “FAMOUS FATHER GIRL: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP BERNSTEIN”

Jamie Bernstein will talk about the life and legacy of her father, the revered composer (On the Town,…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS, MUSIC & THEATER

SUZ SHAMPANIER & BEN TUCKER: TIKKUN OLAM THROUGH STORYTELLING

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SUZ SHAMPANIER & BEN TUCKER: TIKKUN OLAM THROUGH STORYTELLING

A "Groit" holds the history of his tribe in his head; the saying throughout Africa is “when the…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

L’CHAIM! TO LIFE! THE CONTRA COSTA JEWISH DAY SCHOOL GALA

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L’CHAIM! TO LIFE! THE CONTRA COSTA JEWISH DAY SCHOOL GALA

Join us as we celebrate 18 years of joyful learning. For nearly two decades, CCJDS has nurtured critical…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

IS ISRAEL A JEWISH STATE OR STATE OF JEWS?

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IS ISRAEL A JEWISH STATE OR STATE OF JEWS?

Speaker: Rabbi Steve Chester, Temple Isaiah. Admission is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
MOVIES

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

Film

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

Join us for a film screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" followed by a discussion with…
FOODIE EVENTS

WHAT’S ICE WINE?

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WHAT’S ICE WINE?

Join us for a Wine Tasting and taste the only Kosher Ice Wine produced in the USA. Get…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

CONG. B’NAI SHALOM MEN’S CLUB PASSOVER SEDER

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CONG. B’NAI SHALOM MEN’S CLUB PASSOVER SEDER

Join Congregation B’nai Shalom and its Men’s Club for a family-friendly, interactive Seder with special activities for children.…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

CHABAD OF THE TRI-VALLEY PASSOVER SEDER

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CHABAD OF THE TRI-VALLEY PASSOVER SEDER

Join Chabad of the Tri-Valley for a memorable and uplifting experience. Four-course gourmet Passover cuisine and hand-made shmurah…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

CHABAD OF CONTRA COSTA PASSOVER SEDER

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CHABAD OF CONTRA COSTA PASSOVER SEDER

Join Chabad of Contra Costa for an inspirational Passover Seder, and experience the deeper meaning of Passover in…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER

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CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER

B’nai Tikvah’s Community Passover Seder will be catered by Sunrise Catering. Open to the community.
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CLOCK: CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH GALA

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ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CLOCK: CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH GALA

Join Congregation B’nai Tikvah's Annual Gala: Rockin' Around the Clock. 50's sock hop, dinner, action and dancing. 50's…
YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

A HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL EXHIBIT

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A HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL EXHIBIT

This audio/video exhibit features artwork depicting the tragic fate of European Jewry during 1939–1945. Featuring eyewitness testimonies and…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

FROM THE OLD COUNTRY TO THE BAY AREA

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FROM THE OLD COUNTRY TO THE BAY AREA

Acclaimed historian Fred Rosenbaum takes us on the life journey of Joseph Pell, who fought in the resistance…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO

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A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO

Cong. B’nai Shalom’s Gala, A Night in Monte Carlo, will begin with casino games and silent auction followed…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

YOM HASHOAH V’HAGEVURAH COMMUNITY COMMEMORATION

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YOM HASHOAH V’HAGEVURAH COMMUNITY COMMEMORATION

MOVIES

SCREENING OF “KING BIBI” WITH Q&A

Film

SCREENING OF “KING BIBI” WITH Q&A

We apologize for having to cancel the screening of "King Bibi" due to a scheduling conflict. We hope to show…
MUSIC & THEATER

MUSICAL FAMILY HAVDALAH

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MUSICAL FAMILY HAVDALAH

This family-friendly evening features Malita from the band Octopretzel. Admission is free. Open to the community. BYO Dairy…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

A WESTERN AFFAIR

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A WESTERN AFFAIR

Put on your cocktail wear with western flair for a fun-filled evening of community to support Temple Isaiah.…
YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

ISRAEL LIVE! A STUDENT PROGRAM TO EXPERIENCE THE LAND & PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

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ISRAEL LIVE! A STUDENT PROGRAM TO EXPERIENCE THE LAND & PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

Children ages 3 through 13 will explore Israel in honor of its 71st birthday. Our morning will include…
MOVIES

SCREENING OF “PROSECUTING EVIL” WITH Q&A

Film

SCREENING OF “PROSECUTING EVIL” WITH Q&A

This gripping new documentary captures the life of Ben Ferencz — the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS, LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

THE ROLE OF THE IDF IN ISRAELI SOCIETY

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THE ROLE OF THE IDF IN ISRAELI SOCIETY

Professor Amos Guiora, Lt. Colonel Keynote Address: "The Role of the IDF in Israeli Society." Guiora’s lecture will…
YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

MIDRASHA OPEN HOUSE!

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MIDRASHA OPEN HOUSE!

7th grade parents and teens are invited to try out Midrasha as it actually happens. The evening starts…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

POST-ELECTION ISRAEL: LOOKING AHEAD AT THE PEACE PROCESS

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POST-ELECTION ISRAEL: LOOKING AHEAD AT THE PEACE PROCESS

Professor Amos Guiora, Lt. Colonel Keynote Address: "Post-election Israel: Looking ahead at the Peace Process."
MUSIC & THEATER

YOM HA’ATZMAUT SHABBAT CELEBRATION WITH ADULT CHOIR

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YOM HA’ATZMAUT SHABBAT CELEBRATION WITH ADULT CHOIR

Special Yom HaAtzmaut Shabbat celebration featuring Temple Isaiah’s Adult Choir led by Cantor Leigh Korn followed by dessert…
CLASSES & MULTI-WEEK COURSES

WITH ALL MY HEART

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WITH ALL MY HEART

According to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, more than half of Americans say they pray every day.…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

JEWISH PROSELYTES (CONVERTS) AND PROSELYTISM

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JEWISH PROSELYTES (CONVERTS) AND PROSELYTISM

Some topics covered in this multi-media presentation: The Torah and halacha vis-à-vis the ger tzedek (Righteous convert); Forced…
MUSIC & THEATER

EVE DECKER & RACHEL MAZER IN CONCERT

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EVE DECKER & RACHEL MAZER IN CONCERT

Join Eve Decker and Rachel Mazer in concert at the Sanctuary.
FOODIE EVENTS, LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

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THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

Tela Burshtain will share her perilous journey from Ethiopia to a refugee camp in the Sudan and then…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

AUTHOR EVENT & BOOK SIGNING: “A LIFE WELL LIVED”

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AUTHOR EVENT & BOOK SIGNING: “A LIFE WELL LIVED”

Rescheduled from January. In this uplifting memoir, Ernie Glaser takes the reader from his being a teen-ager making…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

RESCHEDULED: BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION ON AMOS OZ’S “A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS”

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RESCHEDULED: BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION ON AMOS OZ’S “A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS”

Set primarily in the 1940s and ‘50s, this acclaimed family history couples drama and comedy to take us…
COMMUNITY GATHERINGS & GALAS

LIGHT THE WAY: THE BETH CHAIM GALA

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LIGHT THE WAY: THE BETH CHAIM GALA

Beth Chaim’s annual gala helps support a “celebrating spiritual community.” Come help bring light to the congregation inside…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

THE JEWISH WOMAN AND #METOO

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THE JEWISH WOMAN AND #METOO

Join us for an important program where we will explore rituals for naming and healing Jewish women who…
MUSIC & THEATER, YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

IN CONCERT: THE TZOFIM, FRIENDSHIP CARAVAN

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IN CONCERT: THE TZOFIM, FRIENDSHIP CARAVAN

Double the fun! Experience song, dance and personal stories at these two family-friendly performances. The Contra Costa JCC…
YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

MIFGASH SUMMER ADVENTURE FOR AMERICAN AND ISRAELI TEENS!

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MIFGASH SUMMER ADVENTURE FOR AMERICAN AND ISRAELI TEENS!

Any and all Jewish teens are invited to join the Summer Mifgash (Encounter) Adventure! This project brings together…
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

CANCELLED: A BOLD TOUR OF THE BANCROFT GARDEN

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CANCELLED: A BOLD TOUR OF THE BANCROFT GARDEN

Cancelled: We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us on a docent-led tour of the world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing…