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9:00 am

VIRTUAL “Checking in on The Front Lines in Ukraine”

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Congregation Beth Am presents Friedhelm Weinberg, executive director of Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, discussing emergency support to Ukraine and documenting potential war crimes. Free, with advance registration.

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10:00 am

“HavurTots Picnic”

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Pablo Park, 2800 Park St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Kehilla Community Synagogue of Piedmont presents a picnic for tots up to age 4-ish and their families and friends. Bring a picnic blanket and food/snacks. Registration required. 

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12:00 pm

“Harvey Milk Day Celebration”

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jane Warner Memorial Plaza, 401 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Various LGBTQ and community organizations present a 12 p.m. ceremony and 1-5 p.m. block party with DJs and music to celebrate the life/legacy of the “Mayor of Castro Street” on what would have been his 92nd birthday. Includes multiple screenings of restored 1984 documentary “Times of Harvey Milk” at Castro Theatre.

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1:30 pm

“Peninsula Jewish Birth Prep Workshop”

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA United States
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$18

Opportunity for soon-to-be parents to 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 Jewish Baby Network, local rabbis and lay leaders. Registration required.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “‘The Hidden Palace’: A Conversation with Helene Wecker”

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

At a One Bay One Book 2021-22 culminating event, the author will discuss her follow-up to “The Golem and the Jinni” and field questions. Presented by Jewish Community Library and Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

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3:00 pm

“The Songs of our People”

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

The Nigunim Chorus of Berkeley performs songs in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino, with guest musicians Noa Levy and Asaf Ophir. Event outdoors; donations encouraged. 

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“San Francisco Yiddish Combo”

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth Shalom Modesto, 1705 Sherwood Ave.
Modesto, CA
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$10 – $25

Congregation Beth Shalom in Modesto presents a concert of klezmer music tinged with influences of jazz, blues, folk and hip-hop as part of its “Sunday Afternoon” series. Tickets required. 

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4:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Competing with Idiots”

May 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Under One Tent book talk with Nick Davis discussing his dual biography of the Academy Award–winning Mankiewicz brothers, Herman (co-writer of “Citizen Kane”) and Joe (“A Letter to Three Wives” and “All About Eve”). Presented by JCC Contra Costa.

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6:30 pm

“Land, Sea, Air”

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$10

Oshman Family JCC presents an artist reception with Tel Aviv–born and Los Altos resident Ronit Shalem, who’ll be exhibiting her colorful, folk-style paintings that employ a mixture of techniques and materials. Includes a glass of wine and live music. Registration required.

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