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9:30 am

“Laila Tov: Bedtime Rituals”

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States
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Free

Osher Marin JCC says “laila tov” (good night) with this event for families with children up to 3 years old, and siblings. Make art, sing and read bedtime stories. Pajama-wearing encouraged; snacks and coffee provided. Registration required.

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “The Best Idea Wins”

April 24 @ 11:00 am
Free

Muppets veterans Dave Goelz and Larry Mirkin discuss the magical chemistry of collaboration and creation. In conjunction with “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” at Contemporary Jewish Museum.

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VIRTUAL “Life in Israel Today: Three Perspectives”

April 24 @ 11:00 am
Free

A Jewish Israeli, a Muslim Israeli and a Christian Israeli discuss life in Israel today. Introduction by Matan Zamir of S.F.-based Israeli consulate. Presented by Congregation Etz Chayim of Palo Alto.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Holocaust and the Exile of Yiddish”

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Historian Barry Trachtenberg discusses his new book, which tells the saga of a 1930s-era Yiddish encyclopedia and the near extinction of Yiddish. Presented by Jewish Community Library, Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California, the Jewish Folk Chorus of S.F. and KlezCalifornia.

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“Ukraine and Its Jews”

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA United States
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Free

Author and scholar Henry Abramson delivers the annual Guthaner Lecture via livestream. His topic: Ukraine and its Jews. Watch at home, or attend in-person followed by a reception; register by April 15.

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Bay Area Junior Maccabi Games

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$18

A first-time Bay Area event of competition, fun, food and Jewish values for athletes aged 10 to 12. Sign-ups welcomed; kids can be placed on teams with their friends. Includes a T-shirt. Presented by Maccabi Sports Camp and Oshman Family JCC. Registration required.

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VIRTUAL “Afterward”

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Kehilla Community Synagogue’s Middle East Peace Committee presents a screening of 93-minute 2020 documentary in which director Ofra Bloch interviewed Germans who lived “in the shadow of Nazi crimes and Palestinians resisting the occupation of their lands.” Followed by Q&A with Bloch.

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3:00 pm

“What We Hold: A Youth Audio Project”

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts the launch of an online exhibition of teen recordings that reflect on people, moments and memories that have shaped their identities. With live spoken-word performances and remarks by teens about the project. Registration required. 

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VIRTUAL “Rethinking Justice Cafe”

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Discussion of issues around mass incarceration and its effects on families, with former prisoners, nonprofit workers and artists. Presented by Congregation Ner Shalom’s Social Justice Committee and Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring.

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Beth Sholom Preschool Reconnects”

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Part of S.F. congregation’s centennial celebration, an event for former and current preschool families over the past 25 years to reconnect, celebrate and watch a slideshow. Submit photos to [email protected]

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5:30 pm

“At Home in America?”

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Poets Dan Alter, Erika Meitner and Daniel Khalastchi in a panel discussion about “belonging and diaspora in an unsettled moment.” Moderated by Naomi Seidman. Includes poetry readings. Presented by UC Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies and others. Registration required.

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7:00 pm

“Art of Living”

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
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Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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$36 – $150

Annual benefit for Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay. With Adam Mansbach, author of “Go the F**k to Sleep,” in conversation with Manny Yekutiel, founder of Manny’s community space in S.F. With food and drink reception and to-go dessert box. Proof of vaccination required. Livestream option. $150, $75 for under 40, $36 livestream.

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