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LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

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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…
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.
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, 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…
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."
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…
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…
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…
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…
CLASSES & MULTI-WEEK COURSES, LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

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...
LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

ISRAELI ELECTIONS: DEJÀ VU?

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ISRAELI ELECTIONS: DEJÀ VU?

Israel is heading towards its second round of elections within five months.
CLASSES & MULTI-WEEK COURSES, LECTURES & BOOK TALKS

A LIFE OF MEANING: THE SACRED PATH OF REFORM JUDAISM

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A LIFE OF MEANING: THE SACRED PATH OF REFORM JUDAISM

Explore the history, theology and religious practice of Reform Judaism.