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Jewish Life in an Era of Extremism Symposium in Palo Alto


Sunday, April 12 – Kehillah Jewish High School (new location)
This symposium will confront vexing issues concerning new threats to Jewish life with full, candid, and far-ranging discussions from a wide variety of viewpoints. University professors and leading educators will be featured. Free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged here.

Mi Polin Coming to PJCC in April

Contemporary Jewish Design From Poland

The artwork of the Warsaw-based duo of Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar will be showcased in Mi Polin / From Poland April 1-June 25 at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City. Each piece tells the story of Poland, Jewish tradition, and spirituality. Mi Polin is a sign of the revival of Jewish life in Poland. Register here for the free opening talk with the artists on April 13.

Never the Last Road: A Partisan’s Life Just Released

Available on Amazon.com
By Mira Shelub and Fred Rosenbaum 

Learn more about the book at Yom HaShoah community gatherings at Temple Sinai on April 14 and at the JCCSF on April 19.

Mira Shelub’s story is stirring and uncommon. Her advanced schooling at the renowned Yiddish-language Real-Gymnasium in the heart of Vilna, the “Jerusalem of the North,” put her in touch with the major Jewish intellectual currents of her day. (more…)

Yom HaShoah: Resilience Through Creativity April 19

Roslyn Barak

Join us on Sunday, April 19 at the JCCSF as we honor the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and commemorating the art, music and poetry created during the Holocaust. The program begins at 1:30 pm, with the observance scheduled for 5 pm. Cantor Roslyn Barak and a quartet will perform music of Terezin. Click here for details.