Workshop aimed at intermediate players and above taught by violin/viola expert from the klezmer trio Veretski Pass. Program includes lesser-known Ukrainian melodies. Presented by KlezCalifornia. Donations of $18 and up encouraged.
Watch a 91-minute documentary about 1920s Jewish immigrant Jacques Bolsey, inventor of the Bolex motion picture camera. Followed by discussion with filmmaker, Bolsey’s great-granddaughter Alyssa.
“Speaking Up and Standing Up” will honor those who helped save people during the Holocaust. With talks by survivors/descendants Eric Angress, Miriam Susan Dregéy and Sandy Feldhorn, musical performances and candlelighting. Co-sponsored by JCC of Sonoma County, area synagogues and others. Registration required.
As part of this year’s One Bay One Book programming, cultural historian and author Shaina Hammerman discusses Helene Wecker’s novel, her follow-up to “The Golem and the Jinni.” Presented by the Jewish Community Library.
Two-day event includes a 3-5 p.m. May 1 open house to view digital photos from Magnes’ Roman Vishniac Archive and the current Magnes exhibits, and a 9:30a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 2 symposium on Vishniac, who photographed Jewish life in Eastern Europe and in Israel at end of 1967 war. Symposium also available via livestream. Presented by […]
Soon-to-be parents will learn about rituals during pregnancy, labor and delivery, choosing a Hebrew/Jewish name, circumcision, naming/welcoming ceremonies, Jewish perspectives on parenting and more. Led by a doula, rabbis and lay leaders. Presented by Jewish Baby Network and Honeymoon Israel.
Longtime Bay Area spiritual leader Rabbi Chaya Gusfield leads a discussion about how to access prayer, and how our own stories are woven into prayers we may or may not know about. Donation requested.
Young Adults of Beth Sholom reunion as part of the S.F. congregation centennial celebration. Plus slideshow presentation. Submit photos to [email protected]
British film writer Sarah Solemani discusses her four-part BBC drama “Ridley Road,” about the 62 Group, a band of Jews who stood up to fascism and neo-Nazis in 1960s London. In conversation with journalist Jessica Yellin. Followed by a group viewing of the first episode on PBS Masterpiece. Presented by Reboot.
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and its four-piece ensemble-in-residence, the Bridge Players, play music composed by Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré and Elegy-Alexander Krein. Streaming option available. Registration required.
JCCSF presents Auschwitz survivor, TikTok star and author Lily Ebert, 98, in conversation with her 18-year-old great-grandson Dov and a rabbi about her experiences and her story; pre-recorded at Atlanta JCC book fest. Event also features Yom HaShoah remarks and prayer.
A second-year master’s student at the S.F. Conservatory of Music, McAlister will give a voice recital focusing on Jewish representation and antisemitism in the classical canon. Proof of vax-booster required.