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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…)

Mussar for Modern Life in Oakland

Tuesdays, April 10 – May 1 | Temple Sinai | Register here

Are you counting the Omer this year? Did you know that counting the Omer is a way of doing the inner work necessary to ready ourselves to receiving wisdom? It’s a lot like Mussar. Join Marla Kolman Antebi during this special time of year as we take a deeper dive into navigating our spiritual landscapes in a practical way. (more…)

Dr. David Dalin Presentations April 14-16

Dr. David Dalin will speak about his book, The Presidents of the United States and the Jews, Saturday, April 14 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills. He will then discuss his new book, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, From Brandeis to Kagan Sunday, April 15 at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco and Monday, April 16 at Mosaic Law Congregation in Sacramento.

Biblical Archaeology: The Greatest Hits

Tuesdays, April 10 – July 3 | Congregation B’nai Tikvah | Register here 

Join Ken Cohen to discuss discoveries over the past century (and the last few years!) that have shed new light on the world that produced the Jewish Bible. In some cases, these archaeological finds support and augment the Biblical narrative we’ve inherited, and in others, Biblical “history” seems to be contradicted or at least challenged.

2018 Yom Hashoah San Francisco Commemoration

Wednesday, April 11 | 5:15 – 7:15 pm | JCCSF | RSVP here

Join us for the 40th anniversary of commemorating Yom HaShoah in San Francisco. Our community program honors those who died in the Shoah and educates four generations that have followed about their legacy. (more…)