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1:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Holocaust Remembrance Day”

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

JFCS Holocaust Center partners with Manny’s in S.F. to present a local Holocaust survivor sharing his story as a child who was hidden from Nazi persecution and later escaped from Vienna to Belgium.

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5:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Ritchie Boys”

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Jewish Silicon Valley webinar on the World War II U.S. intelligence unit made up of German-speaking immigrants, including Jews who had fled the Nazis. Lecturers include historians, the author of “Ritchie Boy Secrets” and a Ritchie Boy in conversation with Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff from Stockton.

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7:00 pm

“Letters From BRNO”

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
JCCSF, 3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Premiere of a documentary that pieces together the story of a family in Czechoslovakia whose life torn asunder by the Nazis, and a daughter’s quest to find out that story. Followed by discussion with the film’s subject and director. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Registration required.

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7:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Saving the Planet: A Conversation”

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Palestinian chemist Tareq Abu Hamed, in conjunction with a screening of a documentary about him, “The Optimists,” talks about his life on a Jewish kibbutz in Israel and his alternative path to peace. With filmmaker Eliezer Yaari. Presented by Under One Tent and East Bay Jewish film fest. $5 suggested donation. 

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