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Jewish Democratic State – Arab Jewish Cultural Center Presentations

Leadership from Beit HaGefen — a Haifa-based Arab Jewish Cultural Center — will be speaking in the Bay Area Nov. 14-20 on “A Jewish Democratic State: Creating Shared Space for All People in Israel.” Still to come: Osher Marin JCC (11/16), Congregation Beth Am (11/18), and the Jewish Community Federation (11/20).


Imaginary Comforts, Or the Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

November 16 | Temple Sinai, Oakland

Join us this fall for Berkeley Rep’s new play by Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket, that “celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.” Rabbi Steven Chester will discuss themes of the play. Register here

Philosophy Circle: The Zohar Around the Bay

4 locations around the Bay starting Oct 30

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle – The Zohar continues for a long third year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition.  Register here

A Golden Age in the Golden State? Muslims and Jews Creating a Culture of Understanding

Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 1-5 pm | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael

This free symposium will explore Muslim-Jewish relations in the U.S. and the Bay Area. How are groups of Muslims and Jews working together to find common cause? How can we draw lessons from the Golden Age of Spain? More details and registration here.