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MAKE Hanukkah: A Jewish Maker Summit Cancelled

Poor air quality forces event cancellation
With great enthusiasm, we were looking forward to MAKE Hanukkah: A Jewish Maker Summit this Sunday at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Unfortunately, due to the continuing poor air quality in the Bay Area from wildfires burning in Northern California, we have decided to cancel the event.


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

Tuesday, December 4 | Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley | Register here

The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. This introductory session will provide an opportunity to meet the instructors and enjoy a sample of the curriculum for the full program that will begin in early 2019. The group, led by Estelle Frankel and Ruth Gendler will blend text study with guided meditation, journaling, poetry and expressive arts.

China: A Jewish Journey to an Ancient Civilization and Contemporary Powerhouse

June 4-17, 2019 | Beijing—Tianjin—Harbin—Xian—Nanjing—Shanghai

Great Wall

Encounter some of the most breathtaking attractions on earth: the Great Wall, the imperial palaces in the Forbidden City, the shrines in the Temple of Heaven, and the ancient 8,000 Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Contemporary China is no less astounding: the world’s fastest high-speed train, busiest ports, longest bridges, and highest dams. (more…)

Philosophy Circles: Origins of Modern Thought

Starts Monday, November 5 | Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto | Register here

Join Rabbi Serena Eisenberg as we reveal the thinkers and ideas influencing Jewish racial identity, the emerging Jewish State, post-Holocaust theology, feminism, new forms of worship, neo-Hasidism, and Judaism for the 21st century. Check out the Philosophy Circles program preview video!