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Cosmopolitans: The History of Jewish San Francisco

Join historian Fred Rosenbaum February 16 at 7:30 pm at the Hewlett Teaching Center at Stanford University to explore how the Jewish experience in the Bay Area has been different from the rest of the United States. Learn more

Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew in Berkeley

The next session of beginning and intermediate modern Hebrew with Mira Peretz starts Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the JCC East Bay.

Jewish Community Forum March 19 in San Francisco

Lehrhaus offered a half-day symposium titled The Refugee: Fleeing Oppression From the Exodus to Modern Times November 13, 2016. The symposium took place a few days after the election and since then the refugee issue has become even more urgent and salient. Lehrhaus supports JCRC’s statement released Jan. 31 in response to recent executive orders targeting refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. Lehrhaus is a community partner for the Jewish Community Forum on March 19 at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. (more…)

Cast Out: Taboo, Tyranny, and Tolerance From Spinoza to Modern Times

Feb. 12 * Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
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The Lehrhaus 360 symposium will begin with a dedication and reflection on refugees today and throughout history in support of National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees. Prof. David Biale, Jay Michaelson, and Yair Dalal are among the esteemed guests.

Jewish Iranian-American Women Living in the Diaspora

Sunday, Feb. 12 * Temple Sinai, Oakland

Dr. Jaleh Pirnazar, professor of Persian studies from UC Berkeley, will discuss memoirs written in English by Iranian Jewish women. The talk is free, but pre-registration is requested here.