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Dan Alter: Diaspora and Homecoming in Jewish Poetry: A Reading and Writing Class

Netivot Shalom 1316 University Ave, Berkeley

Since our beginnings, the ache of exile and longing to come home have run through Jewish life and writings: our poetry is rich with them. We will read Biblical, Golden Age Spain, Modernist and contemporary texts, and write our own...

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Date:
March 6
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Location

Netivot Shalom
1316 University Ave
Berkeley, 94702 United States
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Netivot Shalom
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Lavey Derby: Not Your Grandparents’ Judaism: Exploring Personal Jewish Spiritual Growth in Today’s World (Virtual on Zoom)

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From its very beginning, Judaism has been an evolving spiritual tradition shaped, in part, by contact with other cultures and belief systems, and designed to meet the spiritual needs of the Jewish communities of the time. While some Jews find...

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Ron Reissberg: Care to Make It Interesting? Seinfeld, Jewish Culture, and the Talmud

Congregation Chevra Thilim 751 25th Ave, San Francisco, CA

In partnerhsip wit Cong. Chevra Thilim Many episodes of Seinfeld touch upon Jewish subjects, for example, "The Bris" and “Jewish Dating Night.”  This course will attempt to uncover a more general characteristic of Seinfeld's humor, namely the tendency to argue...

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Date:
March 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Location

Congregation Chevra Thilim
751 25th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States
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Instructors

Congregation Chevra Thilim
PST Virtual Program

Rachel Brodie: The Other Women: Non-Jewish Women in the Bible, Midrash, and Contemporary Poetry

Beth Israel (masks required) 1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

In exploring the Bible as literature, the portrayal of women is usually viewed with suspicion because the text is assumed to be relayed through a male point of view. How much more so the Biblical characters who are not only...

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Date:
March 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Location

Beth Israel (masks required)
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Instructors

Beth Israel (masks required)
PST Virtual Program

Rachel Brodie: The Other Women: Non-Jewish Women in the Bible, Midrash, and Contemporary Poetry (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In exploring the Bible as literature, the portrayal of women is usually viewed with suspicion because the text is assumed to be relayed through a male point of view. How much more so the Biblical characters who are not only...

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Yair Qedar, Robert Alter & Fania Oz-Salzberger: The Fourth Window Documentary Film about Amos Oz: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Magnes Museum 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Amos Oz is Israel’s best-known writer and a champion of peace with the Palestinians in a two-state solution, as a prominent member of Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) and a public intellectual. His work - a body of 40 books -...

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Date:
March 13
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Magnes Museum
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Magnes Museum
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Yair Qedar, Robert Alter & Fania Oz-Salzberger: The Fourth Window Documentary Film about Amos Oz: Film Screening and Panel Discussion (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Amos Oz is Israel’s best-known writer and a champion of peace with the Palestinians in a two-state solution, as a prominent member of Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) and a public intellectual. His work - a body of 40 books -...

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Jehon Grist: Beginning Prayerbook/Biblical Hebrew A2 (Virtual on Zoom)

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For students who can sight-read voweled Hebrew texts and have completed the first few chapters of Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way, this course moves on to introduce additional chapters of the required text, including noun possessive endings and present tense...

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Kendra Fried: Neshamah Yoga

Oakland Synagogue Oakland, CA

Nourish your body, calm your mind, and nurture your soul, through embodied Jewish devotion. Neshamah Yoga and Wellness™ is for every age and every body. The course weaves together self-care/massage, tai-chi, brain balancing, traditional yoga poses, and breathing techniques, drawing...

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Date:
March 14
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Location

Oakland Synagogue
Oakland, CA United States

Instructors

Oakland Synagogue
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Claire Sherman: Making a Paper-Cut Hamsa

Netivot Shalom 1316 University Ave, Berkeley

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the “evil eye,” frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, hamsas are found all over the Middle East but are older than either religion. Learn about the folklore...

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Date:
March 20
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Location

Netivot Shalom
1316 University Ave
Berkeley, 94702 United States
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Instructors

Netivot Shalom
PST

Kim Carter Martinez: Jews of Color: Taking Charge of Your Jewish Identity (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual Program Virtual Program

It is not unusual for a Jew of color to be asked, “How did you get to be Jewish?” Quite simply the question stems from their appearance - “You don’t look Jewish.” There are a number of ways that an...

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Ariel Mayse: Where Heaven and Earth Kiss: Exploring New Perspectives in Jewish Environmental Ethics

Urban Adamah 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA

In partnership with Urban Adamah We will examine the relationship between theology, Jewish law, and aggadah with an eye to how Jewish teachings inform present-day environmental issues. Focusing on a range of issues--from pollution, zoning, and resource management, to distributive justice,...

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Date:
March 20
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Location

Urban Adamah
1151 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States

Instructors

Urban Adamah