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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Cookie Segelstein’s Melodies from My Father’s Ukrainian Homeland”

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Free

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.

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Documentary & Discussions: ‘Beyond the Bolex’”

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15 – $18

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.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL Sonoma County Yom HaShoah commemoration

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

“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.

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VIRTUAL “Drop-In Book Club: ‘The Hidden Palace’”

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

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.

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3:00 pm

“Roman Vishniac. In Focus: 1922-2022”

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

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 […]

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VIRTUAL “Jewish Birth Prep Workshop”

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

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. 

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VIRTUAL “A Taste of Jewish Prayer as Medicine”

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

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. 

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Beth Sholom: Calling All YABS”

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Young Adults of Beth Sholom reunion as part of the S.F. congregation centennial celebration. Plus slideshow presentation. Submit photos to [email protected]

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VIRTUAL “Jewish Resistance: 1960s London and Beyond”

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

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.

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“Music in the Mishkan”

May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$20 – $25

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.

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4:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Lily’s Promise”

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

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.

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5:00 pm

Emma McAlister

May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Barbro Osher Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music’s Bowe Center
San Francisco, CA
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Free

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. 

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