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Mark Levy Previews Jewish Humor Class at JCC East Bay

Groucho Marx

Register here - first class June 4.

Why have Jews made up a disproportionate number of funny people, at times up to 70%, in the US for 100 years? The obvious answer: how could they not? (more…)

Linda Burnett: Lehrhaus “a friendly-to-all place to learn”

I was a little nervous when I walked into my first Lehrhaus Judaica class. After all, I didn’t know any Hebrew. I was quite clueless on Jewish history and customs even though I was stepping into the conversion process. And I’m a lesbian and kind of recognizable as one.

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Freedom and Anxiety: The Jews of Modern France at JCCSF

Tuesdays, June 9-30 (online option)
This overview of the history of the Jewish people in France will begin with a brief survey of Jewish life in France before the French Revolution in 1789 and then seek to explore the struggle of Jews within France. Learn more and register here.

Art, Humor and Yiddish at the JCC East Bay this Summer

Learning never stops at the JCC East Bay in Berkeley this summer. Register for a Century of Jewish Humor in America spanning 4 Thursdays in June; Ancient Themes, Modern Images for 5 Wednesdays in July; and a History of the Yiddish Language on July 6.