East Bay Shorts Jewish film festival opens in Contra Costa County

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A 1989 Berlin Film Festival winner from Israel, "The Summer of Aviya," is set in an Israeli town in 1951. European immigrants are settling in, as seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Aviya. It screens at 2 p.m. Sunday, followed at 4:30 by "Sweet Lorraine," about a Borscht Belt hotel.

The final film is "The Impossible Spy," a tribute to Israeli spy Elie Cohen, screening at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets, available at the door on festival days, are $7 each, $23 for the four-film package. For information, call the CCJCC at (510) 689-2037.

JCC seeks vendors for giant flea market

Contra Costa Jewish Community Center seeks vendors for its giant flea market to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek.

Proceeds from table rentals will benefit senior adult programs. For information, call (510) 938-7800.

Torah class slated at Chochmat HaLev

Avram Davis will teach a two-part class on Torah as a Spiritual Document at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and 13 at Chochmat HaLev Center, 2525 Eighth St., Berkeley.

For information, call (510) 704-9687.