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How to Read the Bible in Marin

Wed, May 2-23 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael | Register 

Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison for How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap Between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts  to make the Bible more personally relevant to you.

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From Melting Pot to Angels in America: Romance, Jewish History and Americanization

Tuesday, May 15 | 7:00-8:30 pm | JCC East Bay, Berkeley | Register

This presentation will trace the development of conceptions of Jewish identity in the United States from Israel Zangwill’s hugely influential 1908 play “The Melting-Pot” to Tony Kushner’s 1991 “Angels in America.” (more…)

Moral Outrage, War, and Economics: Heschel and Social Justice

Up next: Osher Marin JCC | April 30

The final trimester of the Heschel program will introduce the prophetic voice of Abraham Joshua Heschel and his passion for keeping America “a just society.” We will discuss war (including genocide), refugees, the moral dilemma of the Space Age, and Jewish political activism.  Join us in San Rafael April 30 and Walnut Creek May 17.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot San Francisco: Where Sinai Meets California Street

Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20 | 6:00 pm – dawn | JCCSF & Congregation Beth Sholom | Register

This year’s San Francisco Tikkun Leyl Shavuot is presented by Lehrhaus Judaica, Congregations Beth Sholom, Sherith Israel, Emanu-El, and The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Featuring rabbis, cantors, educators, and musicians, Saturday evening, Erev Shavuot, May 19, and concluding at dawn. Event Flyer (more…)

Historic Jewish Communities of Portugal and Catalonia: Endurance, Resilience and Identity

October 25 – November 4, 2018
Lisbon – Coimbra – Tomar – Sintra – Barcelona – Girona – Figueres – Besalú

Sinagoga Mayor de Barcelona

Join Lehrhaus and Tiyul Jewish Journeys this fall for a study tour of Portugal and the Catalonia region of Spain. Explore the Golden Age of Spain, including the poets, philosophers, and mystics. Learn about the impact of the Inquisition on Iberian Jewry and the creation of the Sephardic diaspora. (more…)