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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

Thursdays, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19 | Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
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Join Howard Simon and Rabbi Dan Ain for a four-part study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history. The first session looks at some of the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events. (more…)

This Is Bay Area Jewry

Thursday, January 31 | Temple, Isaiah, Lafayette | Register here for free opening event

Temple Isaiah, Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition, on display from January 21 – March 30, features 22 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and levels of religious observance — from the North and South Peninsulas, San Francisco, Oakland/Berkeley, Contra Costa, and Marin. (more…)

The Art of Mussar: A Study and Practice Group Blending Mussar and Expressive Arts

Tue, Jan 22, 29, Feb 12, 26 | Chochmat HaLev, Berkeley | Register here

The group, led by Estelle Frankel with occasional guest artists, will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts.

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Winter/Spring Catalog Online

We invite you to discover the right community for you! Check out the winter/spring 2019 catalog online. Highlights include This Is Bay Area Jewry on display at Temple Isaiah, Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition in San Francisco, The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Rafael.

Feast of Jewish Learning Sponsored by Lehrhaus

Saturday, January 26 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Free | Register
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills

Feed your mind and spirit at The Feast of Jewish Learning, the Peninsula’s largest Jewish learning event. This year’s theme – Toward a More Perfect Union: Jews & America – explores a set of topics on the minds of many of us: our relationship, as Jews, with our country. (more…)

Italy and the Jews: A Shared Heritage of Two Millennia

October 16-26, 2019
Pre-Tour Extension, Naples/Monte Cassino/Pompeii: October 14-16

Italy’s Jewish community has sculpted an image of beauty, character and resilience. Our tour will visit every feature of its heritage, from Jewish catacombs in Rome to the vitality of Jewish life today. We’ll also explore Italy’s world-famous cultural life, from the great museums of Rome, Florence and Venice to a Tuscan cooking class. (more…)