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Chana Kronfeld: The Land as Woman: The Afterlife of a Poetic Metaphor in Women’s Modern Hebrew Poetry (Zoom only)

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The Land-as-Woman is one of the most deeply rooted metaphorical systems in Jewish as well as Western and Middle-Eastern cultures, used to support the discourses of colonialism and nationalism throughout history. It has its origins in the Hebrew Bible. In...

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Eleanor Shapiro: Jewish Music Matters

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Eleanor Shapiro: Jewish Music Matters Music offers a unique means of engaging emotion and spirituality, social solidarity, and cultural affirmation. It also demonstrates the mutual influences experienced by cultures living in proximity to one another over time. Spread throughout the world over two...

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Michael Krasny: Jewish American Fiction (Virtual on Zoom)

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We will explore, via lecture and discussion, stories written by major Jewish American authors of the post-World War II period.  What does their fiction reveal to us about major motifs of Jewish identity and Jewish values and why is their...

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Chana Kronfeld: The Land as Woman: The Afterlife of a Poetic Metaphor in Women’s Modern Hebrew Poetry (Zoom only)

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The Land-as-Woman is one of the most deeply rooted metaphorical systems in Jewish as well as Western and Middle-Eastern cultures, used to support the discourses of colonialism and nationalism throughout history. It has its origins in the Hebrew Bible. In...

Free

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Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

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The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

Free
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Chana Kronfeld: The Land as Woman: The Afterlife of a Poetic Metaphor in Women’s Modern Hebrew Poetry (Zoom only)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

The Land-as-Woman is one of the most deeply rooted metaphorical systems in Jewish as well as Western and Middle-Eastern cultures, used to support the discourses of colonialism and nationalism throughout history. It has its origins in the Hebrew Bible. In...

Free
Pacific Time Virtual Program

Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

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The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

Free
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We Were Here: HIV-AIDS, the Bay Area and the Jewish Community (Virtual on Zoom)

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Program Video: https://youtu.be/FEzwnh37xBY In partnership with The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, and A Wider Bridge On the 35th anniversary of the launching of the AIDS Quilt and Names Project, the quilt’s largest display ever will...

Free
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Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

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The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

Free
Pacific Time Virtual Program

Abortion through Multiple Lenses (Virtual on Zoom)

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The abortion debate has just reached fever pitch following the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion suggesting the demise of Roe vs. Wade. If it is overturned, what other personal freedoms are already/will be in danger: transgender health services,...

Free

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Penny Wolin—Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry (Virtual on Zoom)

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“It is not a coincidence,” says photographer Penny Wolin “that Jews are attracted to the alchemy of photography and photography has found its storytellers in Jews.” Over six years, Wolin had in-person encounters with 70 leading American Jewish photographers, including Robert...

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Visit Morocco with Rabbi Yoel Kahn: Information Session (In Person or Virtual on Zoom)

Congregation Beth El, Berkeley 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley, CA

Explore culture, history and, of course, great food on an exciting and educational trip to Morocco, March 3-13, 2023. Rabbi Yoel Kahn will lead us on a journey to fabled cities like Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech, as well as the...