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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Completion of a two hour online pre-course work is required, in addition to the 5 hours (in person or online) in order to receive your certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Cost for the course is $36/person. Click here to register for this course....

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Completion of a two hour online pre-course work is required, in addition to the 5 hours (in person or online) in order to receive your certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Cost for the course is $36/person. Click here to register for this course....

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Completion of a two hour online pre-course work is required, in addition to the 5 hours (in person or online) in order to receive your certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Cost for the course is $36/person. Click here to register for this course....

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Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution

Presented by Yehuda Mirsky Click here to register. Yehudah Mirsky will elucidate the life and teachings of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine. Yehu­dah Mirsky is Pro­fes­sor of Near East­ern and Juda­ic stud­ies at Bran­deis University. He stud­ied at Yeshi­v­at Har Etzion and…...

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A Rosenberg By Any Other Name (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Kirsten Fermaglich Click here to register. Common thinking about Jewish name changing tends to focus on clichés: ambitious movie stars who adopted glamorous new names or insensitive Ellis Island officials who changed immigrants’ names for them. The real story is much more profound. In her research, Fermaglich examines…...

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Teen Initiative Winter Retreat

We are thrilled to invite you to join us at our Winter Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma January 10–11, 2022 featuring Dr. Kathy Simon. This will be a 1-night retreat with an option to just come to Westerbeke for the day. We know how important it is to have…...

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Kol Isha: Women Cantors 1920–1975 (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Henry Sapoznik Click here to register. The phrase kol isha (“voice of a woman”) refers to the principle in some traditional Jewish communities which holds that a woman’s singing voice is inappropriate (“ervah“) for men to whom she is not related to hear. In this presentation, the term…...

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Drop-In Book Club: The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross (VIRTUAL)

Facilitated by Jim Van Buskirk Click here to register. Contact the Library to borrow a printed copy or download an electronic copy through the Library’s eBook program at no charge. In this novel of alternative history, which received both the National Jewish Book Award and the Jewish Fiction Award from…...

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How Judeo-Arabic Literature and Culture Shaped Judaism as We Know It (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Miriam Goldstein Click here to register. What is Judeo-Arabic and why is it so important to understanding Judaism today? What we know today as “the Jewish bookshelf” was strongly shaped by an enormous body of texts written in Judeo-Arabic, approximately between the tenth and thirteenth centuries.  Professor Goldstein…...

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Drop-In Book Club: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (VIRTUAL)

Led by Jim Van Buskirk Click here to register. Contact the Library to borrow a printed copy or download an electronic copy through the Library’s eBook program at no charge. An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, this inventive historical novel portrays two supernatural creatures…...

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