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Drop-In Story Club: Etgar Keret’s “Fly Already”

This event will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Please click here to sign up and receive the link.   Born in 1967 in Ramat Gan, Etgar Keret is a master storyteller. The opening story of his newest collection, winner of the Sapir Prize, is a startling story of a…...

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Drop-In Story Club: Grace Paley’s “The Loudest Voice”

“There is a certain place where dumbwaiters boom, doors slam, dishes crash; every window is a mother’s mouth bidding the street shut up, go skate somewhere else, come home. My voice is the loudest.” So begins the story of how a young Jewish girl, Shirley Abramowitz, gets cast in her…...

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A Slippery Slope: Jews, Schmaltz, and Crisco in the Age of Industrial Food with Rachel B. Gross

This event will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Please click here to receive the Zoom link. “The Hebrew Race has been waiting 4,000 years for Crisco,” Procter & Gamble announced in 1913. Since it arrived on the market, Crisco has been marketed to Jews as “truly clean and truly…...

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Justice and Repentance: Jeff Rosen and Louis Newman in Conversation

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Stanford professor Louis Newman will engage in an informal dialogue around the interplay of Jewish ethics and civil justice in the United States. Their conversation will be followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to ask questions. Jeff Rosen has served as…...

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VIRTUAL CONVERSATION: Exchanging Notes on HBO’s The Plot Against America Mini-Series

This event will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Click here to sign up and receive the link. HBO’s six-part adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel The Plot Against America, last year’s Jewish LearningWorks’ One Bay One Book selection, began airing on Monday, March 16 and will continue weekly until Monday,…...

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Searching for Jewish Homelands with Dan Schifrin

For thousands of years, Jewish storytellers created alternate homes inside of texts, a virtual community that followed and sustained them from country to country. In this virus-fueled moment of global virtual connection, while we are exiled at home, Jewish writers continue to explore how language and story offer creative opportunities…...

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Raising Sexually Healthy Teens with Peggy Orenstein

Join us for a morning of open conversation with Peggy Orenstein, focused on how we can support teens to have a positive and healthy relationship with sex. Our morning will include text study and small group discussions, followed by an engaging conversation with Peggy Orenstein. Peggy Orenstein is a New…...

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East Bay Congregational Educators Gathering

Join the congregational educators from the East Bay to connect and share best practices in this challenging time. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/428445609...

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