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East Bay Jewish Family Engagement Network
Oct
31
10:30am10:30am

East Bay Jewish Family Engagement Network

  • East Bay Jewish Community Federation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our new Jewish Family Engagement network provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to reach and engage families of children from infancy through elementary school to connect.   We will meet three times each in the East Bay and on the Peninsula this year for collegial support, sharing of best practices and peer-facilitated learning.  For more information please contact Dana Sheanin, dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

 

There is no charge for the network and registration is not required.

Peninsula dates: 11/7, 1/30 and 4/17

East Bay dates: 10/31, 1/9, 4/10

 

 

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Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network
Nov
7
10:30am10:30am

Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network

Our new Jewish Family Engagement network provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to reach and engage families of children from infancy through elementary school to connect.   We will meet three times each in the East Bay and on the Peninsula this year for collegial support, sharing of best practices and peer-facilitated learning.  For more information please contact Dana Sheanin, dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

 

There is no charge for the network and registration is not required.

Peninsula dates: 11/7, 1/30 and 4/17

East Bay dates: 10/31, 1/9, 4/10

 

 

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East Bay Jewish Family Engagement Network
Jan
9
10:30am10:30am

East Bay Jewish Family Engagement Network

  • East Bay Jewish Community Federation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our new Jewish Family Engagement network provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to reach and engage families of children from infancy through elementary school to connect.   We will meet three times each in the East Bay and on the Peninsula this year for collegial support, sharing of best practices and peer-facilitated learning.  For more information please contact Dana Sheanin, dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

 

There is no charge for the network and registration is not required.

Peninsula dates: 11/7, 1/30 and 4/17

East Bay dates: 10/31, 1/9, 4/10

 

 

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Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network
Jan
30
10:30am10:30am

Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network

Our new Jewish Family Engagement network provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to reach and engage families of children from infancy through elementary school to connect.   We will meet three times each in the East Bay and on the Peninsula this year for collegial support, sharing of best practices and peer-facilitated learning.  For more information please contact Dana Sheanin, dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

 

There is no charge for the network and registration is not required.

Peninsula dates: 11/7, 1/30 and 4/17

East Bay dates: 10/31, 1/9, 4/10

 

 

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East Bay Jewish Family Engagement Network
Apr
10
10:30am10:30am

East Bay Jewish Family Engagement Network

  • East Bay Jewish Community Federation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our new Jewish Family Engagement network provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to reach and engage families of children from infancy through elementary school to connect.   We will meet three times each in the East Bay and on the Peninsula this year for collegial support, sharing of best practices and peer-facilitated learning.  For more information please contact Dana Sheanin, dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

 

There is no charge for the network and registration is not required.

Peninsula dates: 11/7, 1/30 and 4/17

East Bay dates: 10/31, 1/9, 4/10

 

 

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Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network
Apr
17
10:30am10:30am

Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network

Our new Jewish Family Engagement network provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to reach and engage families of children from infancy through elementary school to connect.   We will meet three times each in the East Bay and on the Peninsula this year for collegial support, sharing of best practices and peer-facilitated learning.  For more information please contact Dana Sheanin, dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

 

There is no charge for the network and registration is not required.

Peninsula dates: 11/7, 1/30 and 4/17

East Bay dates: 10/31, 1/9, 4/10

 

 

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Film Class: Counsellor at Law
Jul
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Class: Counsellor at Law

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

We will look at a variety of clips and shorts that demonstrate some of the ways immigrant Jews were represented in films of the silent era, ranging from admiring portraits to prejudiced caricatures.

In an unlikely bit of casting reflecting the studios’ distaste for Jewish actors playing Jewish roles, John Barrymore plays a Jewish immigrant who has risen from the East Side slums to a high-powered law practice, but suddenly faces the possible collapse of both his career and his marriage. William Wyler directed this engaging portrait of a man caught between his roots and his aspirations, between the law and the real world’s slippery ethics. 1933, 82 minutes, in English.

Taught by Library Director Howard Freedman. Films will be shown in video projection.

 

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Film Class: The Jazz Singer
Jun
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Class: The Jazz Singer

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

We will look at a variety of clips and shorts that demonstrate some of the ways immigrant Jews were represented in films of the silent era, ranging from admiring portraits to prejudiced caricatures.

In the film that marked the transition from silent films to talkies (although it is largely silent), Al Jolson stars as Jakie Rabinowitz, a gifted singer whose desire to perform popular music conflicts with his father’s expectation that he become a cantor. Following Rabinowitz as he anglicizes his name, adopts blackface for his performances, and struggles with his family and tradition, this film would be the most explicit cinematic representation of a Jewish identity crisis for decades. 1927, 89 minutes, in English.

Taught by Library Director Howard Freedman. Films will be shown in video projection.

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Film: The Broken Sound
Jun
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film: The Broken Sound

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets. 

Spearheaded by Alan Bern of the band Brave Old World, the Other Europeans was a collaborative effort of fourteen lăutari (professional Roma musicians) and klezmer musicians from eight countries who came together to learn about and perform the interconnected musical traditions of the Jewish and Roma communities of Bessarabia.This documentary film, shot over two years in Moldova, Hungary, Israel, Germany, and the United States, follows the musicians as they explore Roma and Jewish musical traditions, develop relationships across national and cultural boundaries, and perform extraordinary music.

2012, 125 minutes, in English, German, Yiddish, and Romanian with English subtitles. The film will be shown in video projection.

Co-presented by KlezCalifornia, Lehrhaus Judaica, and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California.

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Jun
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Survival of a Nation: Land for Peace

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

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Jun
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Musical Tribute to Howard Freedman plus Friends of the JCL Annual Meeting

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets. 

Reception and Annual Meeting — 6:30 P.M.

Join us for a special tribute to Jewish Community Library Director Howard Freedman upon 25 years of dedication to the community (no, he's not retiring). Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band will present music at this memorable event.

This is also an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the Library's future and Howard's leadership by making a tax-deductible donation to the Library. Please call 415.567.3327 x703 during regular Library hours, or make a secure donation online at http://friendsofthejcl.org. A contribution to the Library in Howard's name is a most appropriate way to recognize his years of devotion to Jewish learning.

 

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Jun
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Survival of a Nation: Captured Territories

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

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Jun
4
10:30am10:30am

WalkWithFC 2017: Soaring to New Heights

Walk With Friendship is a fun-filled family event that brings together the entire community for an amazing cause. Come show your support for The Friendship Circle as we walk together to create awareness, solidarity, and support for children with special needs and their families.
 

Bring your family and friends! 

WALK!
NEW FAMILY FUN WALK ROUTE AT A NEW LOCATION
"Soaring" activities along the way

ENTERTAINMENT!
Extreme Pogo Show, Drones, Model Airplanes, Jumbo Slide, Live Music, and More!

FOOD!
Kosher BBQ, Cotton Candy, and Popcorn

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Jun
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Talk Amongst Yourselves: A Conversation on Race and Identity in Film

Like a favorite book club, the Jewish Film Institute’'s Talk Amongst Yourselves series hosts a film to watch online followed by a community conversation on the issues. Join JFI for a live-streamed panel discussion on vital questions of race and identity raised by Joel Katz's extraordinary personal documentary White: A Memoir in Color. RSVP for the live-streamed panel discussion and receive a code to watch the film for free on JFI On Demand.

 

Panelists
Lexi Leban, JFI Executive Director
Lindsey Newman, Be’chol Lashon
Nicole Opper, 2017 JFI Filmmaker in Residence

 

Click Here to RSVP for the panel discussion in San Francisco

Click Here to RSVP for the live-streamed panel discussion online

Click Here to attend the event on Facebook

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Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Berkeley
May
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Berkeley

Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Berkeley

Offered by Julie Emden and Aliza Rothman. Join other women to explore teachings and themes related to the months and holidays on the Hebrew calendar. We use conscious free-form dance, art, journaling, and teachings to deepen our spiritual practice in community. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Work-study space is available. Sliding Scale: $250.00 - 350.00 for the series.

Series Dates
October 9, 2016: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
November 6, 2016: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
December 4, 2016: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
January 8, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
January 29, 2017: 7:30
 - 9:30 pm
February 26, 2017: 7:30
 - 9:30 pm
March 26, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
April 30, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
May 28, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm

For more information and to register, contact Julie at jemden@jewishlearningworks.org.

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Film Class: Immigrant Jews on the Silent Screen
May
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Class: Immigrant Jews on the Silent Screen

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

We will look at a variety of clips and shorts that demonstrate some of the ways immigrant Jews were represented in films of the silent era, ranging from admiring portraits to prejudiced caricatures.

As the centrality of immigration in American history and identity has been at the forefront in recent months, we will examine films made during an era when most American Jews were immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants.

Taught by Library Director Howard Freedman. Films will be shown in video projection.

Program made possible, in part, by Marc and Marci Dollinger.

 

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May
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Survival of a Nation: Civilian Casualties

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

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May
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

ONE BAY ONE BOOK: Michael Chabon in Conversation

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Reception follows. RSVP to amuchin@jewishlearningworks.org or 415.567.3327 x 703.

Award-winning author Michael Chabon will discuss his new novel, Moonglow, with local writer Dan Schifrin. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of the narrator’s grandfather, whose tongue has been loosened by painkillers and whose memory has been by stirred by the imminence of death. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the American invasion of Germany to the heyday of the space program, the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A work of fictional autobiography, Moonglow, above all, is about the destructive impact and the creative power of keeping secrets and telling lies.

Moonglow approaches truth from a perspective not necessarily based on facts. As Chabon writes in the author’s note, “I have stuck to facts except when facts refused to conform with memory, narrative purpose, or the truth as I prefer to understand it.” 

Michael Chabon, 53, is short story writer and screenwriter in addition being a novelist. His first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was published when he was 25. His third novel,  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. His other books include Wonder Boys, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, and Telegraph Avenue.

Daniel Schifrin’s fiction and essays have appeared, among other places, in McSweeney’s, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Westwind, Jet Fuel Review, Sequestrum, Transfer, and em. He is the winner of the 2016 Wilner Award for Short Fiction from San Francisco State University, and has a been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, writer-in-residence at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and a co-curator for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Beyond Belief.”

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May
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Survival of a Nation: Preemptive Strikes

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

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May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

ONE BAY ONE BOOK: Uncovering Family Secrets

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Eddy and Ellis streets.

The novel Moonglow is structured around the outpouring of untold family stories. Likewise, a fair number of people encounter stories that long went untold in their own families. What are these stories? Why were they withheld? How were they discovered? What have they meant to the people who discovered them?  Join panelists Judy Baston, Wendy Beck, and Mani Feniger, who learned a family secret that had a life-changing impact on how they saw themselves. There will also be time for audience members to share their own stories in this interactive evening.

Moderator Jim Van Buskirk is the Library’s Drop-In Book Club facilitator and possessor of his own family secret.

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May
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Survival of a Nation: Anti-Israel Sentiment

 

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

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May
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Israeli novelist Dorit Rabinyan on 'All the Rivers'

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Award-winning Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan's third novel, All the Rivers, was a sensation in all senses of the word. It was an immediate bestseller in Israel, was named one of the ten best books of the year by Ha’aretz, and was awarded the prestigious Bernstein Award for Literature. 

The novel also was banned from use in high schools by Israel's Ministry of Education. All the Rivers (also known as Borderlife) tells of star-crossed romance between an Israeli Jewish woman, Liat, and a Palestinian Muslim man, Hilmi, who are both living in New York. Many in Israel objected to students reading about such a relationship.

Dorit Rabinyan was born in Israel to an Iranian-Jewish family. She is the recipient of the ACUM Award, The Prime Minister’s Prize and the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Award. Her first two novels, Persian Brides and A Strand of a Thousand Pearls, were international best sellers.

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest and JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa.

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May
7
10:30am10:30am

Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale: Shadow Puppetry with Daniel Barash

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Eddy and Ellis streets.

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In celebration of Yom Ha’atzma'ut, Israel Independence Day, Daniel Barash will perform shadow puppetry versions of best-loved Jewish folktales from Israel and around the world. Participants will be invited to volunteer behind the screen as the folktales come to life before their eyes.

Daniel Barash, founding director of The Shadow Puppet Workshop, has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse formal and informal educational settings. He was one of the national teaching artists invited to be a workshop leader at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Barash has conducted hundreds of assembly programs, workshops, and residencies at schools, museums, and libraries across the country. He holds a master’s degree in elementary education from New York University.

RSVP to Andy at 415.567.3327 x703 or amuchin@jewishlearningworks.org.

The Library's family programs in English are co-sponsored by PJ Library® of San Francisco (www.pjlibrary.org). PJ Library® of San Francisco sends free Jewish books and music monthly to children through the age of 8, and is a program of the Early Childhood Education Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Albert and Janet Schultz PJ Library Fund, the Alexander and June L. Maisin Foundation, and other local generous funders.

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May
7
9:30am 9:30am

BDS, Disruption, and the Assault on Academic Freedom with Mark G. Yudof

Mark G. Yudof will explore the evolution of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel on university campuses. Is it tainted by elements of anti-Semitism, whether intentional or not?  What measures have been taken to address the serious problems of academic freedom and protected expression on campus and the effort to redefine traditional First Amendment rights?  What is happening with the accelerating trend toward material disruption of speeches and programs identified with Israeli perspectives? Join Professor Yudof as he delves into these important topics.

No RSVP is Required


Mark G. Yudof is President Emeritus, University of California Professor, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Yudof, who served as the 19th president of the University of California from June 2008 through September 2013, is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. As UC President, he led a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, a statewide agriculture and natural resources program, and more than 230,000 students.

He served as chancellor of the University of Texas System from August 2002 to May 2008, and as president of the four-campus University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2002. Before that, he served as dean of the law school at the University of Texas at Austin from 1984 to 1994, and as the University's executive vice president and provost from 1994 to 1997.

President Emeritus Yudof is a renowned authority on constitutional law, freedom of expression and education law. A Philadelphia native, he earned both LL.B. and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion awarded him an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

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May
5
to May 7

Special Needs Family Camp

The absolute beauty of this weekend, for me, is the relaxation it allows me by sitting next to someone who understands my life, luxuriating in the confidence that my child is in good hands, and honestly, the chance to withdraw a little from all that is required of me at the bottom of the hill.

Each year, children with special needs and their siblings, parents, and grandparents enjoy three days of community, creativity, and fun in a Jewish setting. Together, they participate in Jewish communal and life cycle events and worship services. They attend workshops, relax, find support, and share experiences.

Special Needs Family Camp is a magical weekend for all attendees. It gives families the chance to play and recharge while strengthening their ties with Judaism and meeting and bonding with other families who share the same joys and challenges.

The weekend includes: Outdoor games, a 30-foot climbing tower, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, yoga, music and more!

Activities are geared towards families and youth ages 3 to 25. All children with special needs will have one-on-one attention from highly trained staff.

Families stay in beautiful, private cabins at Camp Newman in Santa Rosa. Each cabin has its own bathroom, complete with a shower. Kosher meals and snacks are provided throughout the weekend.

Cost for the weekend: $400 per adult (anyone age 18+ on May 5th, 2017), $250 per youth, Free for children 2 and under. The price includes all meals, education, recreation, and accommodations. Kosher meals and snacks are provided. 

Scholarships for San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma County residents are available through the SF-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund until March 7th. For East Bay residents, scholarships are available through the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and The Jewish Community Foundation. Please contact Dr. David Neufeld directly.

If you have any questions and/or would like to receive additional information, please contact Cheryl Cohen, Camp Director at ccohen@jewishlearningworks.org .

For more information about other services and programs for children with special needs, contact Dr. David Neufeld at dneufeld@jewishlearningworks.org or (415)-529-3250.  

 

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May
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Under the Wings of Rafa'el: A Healing Journey

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets. 

 Cantor, singer, composer, Reiki practitioner, and life coach Sharon Bernstein has written Under the Wings of Rafa’el, a healing journey of prayers, chants, meditations, explorations, and creative exercises. Designed for people at different stages of healing, this book and companion recordings combine traditional Jewish texts with experiential approaches to offer support and sustenance for healing. In her presentation, Bernstein will discuss the creation of this healing journey as well as her experiential relationship with liturgy and prayer, and share some of the music from the CD.  

Cantor Sharon Bernstein has been building prayer experiences for two decades, incorporating musical expressions from around the world, developing new rituals, and writing music for liturgy and Yiddish poems. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, she served as cantor for Congregation Sha’ar Zahav of San Francisco.

Program made possible, in part, by Carla Ruff in memory of Dr. Robert T. Mendle. Co-presented by Congregation Sha'ar Zahav.

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May
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Survival of a Nation: Jewish Homeland

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

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Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Foster City
May
3
7:15pm 7:15pm

Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Foster City

Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Foster City

Free your mind, body, heart and spirit as we explore and embody themes related to the Jewish Calendar each month, through movement, music, and free-style dance. No previous experience with dance or Judaism required.


Series Dates
November 2, 2016: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
December 7, 2016: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
January 4, 2016: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
February 1, 2016: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
March 1, 2016: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
May 3, 2016: 7:15 - 8:45 pm

Register with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center Here.

This program is offered in partnership with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's Jewish Wellness Initiative.

For more information and to register, contact Julie atjemden@jewishlearningworks.org.

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May
2
3:30pm 3:30pm

Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration

  • Oshman Family JCC, Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day at our community-wide annual party!

Come celebrate Israel's 69th Independence Day with music, dancing, food and fun for the entire family.

Think about Israel for a moment… What sights, sounds, smells and tastes come to mind? What is one of your favorite activities to enjoy with family and friends in this vibrant, sunny location? For many of us, it's spending the summer at the beach!

Come to our Beach Carnival and enjoy Israeli music, food, family activities, and a fair featuring innovative organizations. This year we'll have more activities for kids and teens, a huge range of food options, arts & crafts, an amazing fashion show, and a talented lineup on our main stage.

This is a great opportunity for you to experience a taste of Israel right here in Palo Alto and feel the energy, fun and excitement. Mark your calendar and make sure you don't miss it! Stay tuned for more details on our Facebook event page, and join us on May 2 to enjoy every minute as we celebrate Israel at 69. 

 

חגיגות יום העצמאות ה-69 למדינת ישראל

הצטרפו לחגיגת הענק השנתית של ה–ICC@JCC: יום העצמאות ה–69 למדינת ישראל!

בואו לחגוג את יום העצמאות עם מוזיקה, ריקודים, אוכל והרבה כיף לכל המשפחה. 

חשבו על ישראל לרגע... אילו מראות, צלילים, ריחות וטעמים עולים לכם בראש? מהם הדברים האהובים עליכם? מהי הפעילות המועדפת עליכם עם חברים ומשפחה במקום החי והשמשי הזה? עבור רבים מאיתנו, זהו בילוי בחוף הים. 

הצטרפו לפסטיבל החוף שלנו ותהנו ממוזיקה ישראלית, דוכני מזון, יריד ופעילויות לכל המשפחה. השנה נציע מבחר גדול של פעילויות לילדים ולבני נוער, פעילויות יצירה, תצוגת אופנה מדהימה ושלל כשרונות על הבמה המרכזית.

זוהי הזדמנות נהדרת לטעום קצת מהטעם הישראלי האהוב והמוכר פה בפאלו אלטו ולחוות את יום העצמאות באווירה קהילתית שמחה. סמנו ביומנים ואל תחמיצו.

לפרטים נוספים עקבו אחרי עמוד האירוע בפייסבוק והצטרפו אלינו ב–2 למאי לחגיגות 69 למדינת ישראל.

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May
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yom Ha’atzmaut Family Celebration

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center's Yom Ha’atzmaut event for children and their families

Happy Birthday, Israel! Join the PJCC for a special birthday party to celebrate Israel's 69th Birthday! Enjoy "Mitz Petel," a puppet show in Hebrew and English that celebrates friendship, Jewish identity, inclusion, and arts & culture. The event is free for everyone and will give families a taste of Israel through performance, an art project, and Israeli foods.

English Puppet Show will be held from 1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Hebrew Puppet Show will be held from 2:45 pm-3:30 pm

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Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Berkeley
Apr
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Berkeley

Sacred Dance Circles for Women in Berkeley

Offered by Julie Emden and Aliza Rothman. Join other women to explore teachings and themes related to the months and holidays on the Hebrew calendar. We use conscious free-form dance, art, journaling, and teachings to deepen our spiritual practice in community. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Work-study space is available. Sliding Scale: $250.00 - 350.00 for the series.

Series Dates
October 9, 2016: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
November 6, 2016: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
December 4, 2016: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
January 8, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
January 29, 2017: 7:30
 - 9:30 pm
February 26, 2017: 7:30
 - 9:30 pm
March 26, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
April 30, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
May 28, 2017: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm

For more information and to register, contact Julie at jemden@jewishlearningworks.org.

 

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    Jewish Labor Songs: A Concert and Sing-Along
    Apr
    30
    1:30pm 1:30pm

    Jewish Labor Songs: A Concert and Sing-Along

    Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets. 

    With International Labor Day (May 1) approaching, Oakland-based singer Gerry Tenney will perform and lead a sing-along of rousing and poignant Jewish labor songs, many of them in Yiddish. From the sweatshop poet Morris Rosenfeld, whose 1911 poem “Mayn Rue Platz” (My Resting Place) has become a classic labor song, to tunes popularized by labor troubadour Joe Glazer, American and European Jewish singers and songwriters have been at the forefront of music supporting the working class.

    Renee Enteen, president of the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco,  will share the history of the three Yiddish workers’ choruses that have operated in the Bay Area – in Oakland, Petaluma, and San Francisco. She’ll also display an exhibit about the three choruses.

    Gerry Tenny with guitar.jpg

    Gerry Tenney is a musician, recording artist, children’s entertainer, leader of the bands California Klezmer and The Lost Tribe, and president of KlezCalifornia, a Bay Area organization supporting Yiddish culture. He directed the local Jewish Music Festival in its early years and organized the first klezmer camp in California. He composed music for Rebels with a Cause, a 2000 documentary film about the activist student organzation Students for a Democratic Society. As a young man, he sang with the New York Jewish Philharmonic Folk Chorus, including a Carnegie Hall performance.

    Program made possible, in part, by Judy Baston.
    Program co-presented by the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, KlezCalifornia, and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California.

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    Yom Ha'atzma'ut Celebration for Preschoolers and their Families
    Apr
    30
    11:00am11:00am

    Yom Ha'atzma'ut Celebration for Preschoolers and their Families

    Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

    Looking for a joyful family celebration of Israeli Independence Day? This free gathering will feature stories, songs, crafts projects, carnival-style games and Israeli food -- with participation by storytellers Koren Zuckerman and Dikla LeonThe event will be entirely in Hebrew.

    RSVP to Andy at 415.567.3327 x703. or amuchin@jewishlearningworks.org.

    Program made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Co-sponsored by the Israeli House of the Consulate General of Israel.

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    Apr
    30
    10:00am10:00am
    EWJ

    Anti-Semitism: Myths, Questions, and Insights on the World's Oldest Hatred

    Anti-Semitism is called the world’s oldest hatred. But what is it exactly? Where did it start? What is the state of anti-Semitism today? And, what can we do about it?

    Vlad Khaykin, Associate Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League will explore questions, dispel myths, and provide insights into this pernicious phenomenon.  He will reveal key findings from the ADL Global 100, the landmark study of anti-Semitism conducted in over 100 countries and 96 languages worldwide.

    ADL is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism.

    Vlad Khaykin serves as the Associate Director of the Central Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League and the Director of its International Affairs Committee. Vlad holds advanced degrees in Near Eastern & Judaic studies and Non-Profit Management from Brandeis University,where he was awarded the Genesis Fellowship, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Born in the Soviet Union, Vlad immigrated to the United States as a Soviet-Jewish refugee and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining ADL, Vlad served as the Assistant Director of Communications and Advocacy for American Jewish Committee in Philadelphia.

    The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations agency, the ADL fights anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of bigotry; defends democratic ideals; and protects civil rights for all through legislative advocacy, diplomacy, and education. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

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