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1:00 pm

“Unpacking My Grandmother’s Suitcase”

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
JCCSF, 3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Former Jewish Community Library librarian Jim Van Buskirk discusses how he found out he was Jewish at age 54, and how a suitcase filled with photographs, letters and documents began his family research project. Masks recommended, required for unvaccinated.

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4:00 pm

“50 Years After Munich”

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $10

East Bay International Jewish Film Festival presents 2019 documentary “After Munich” about the Palestinian terrorist attack on Israeli athletes-staff at 1972 Olympics. Available to screens Sept. 7-11; lecture by SFSU professor Eran Kaplan on Sept. 8, 4-5:30 p.m. $10, free for IJWC year-round subscribers, registration required.

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5:30 pm

“Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation”

September 8 @ 5:30 pm
GTU Library, Dinner boardroom, 2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA
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GTU scholar-in-residence Daniel C. Matt discusses his new book, which explores Elijah and how the zealot-turned–compassionate hero transformed over the years from the Bible to Rabbinic Judaism to Kabbalah and to Christianity and Islam. Presented by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.

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7:00 pm

“Between the Star of David and the Red Flag”

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Historian Michael Uhl discusses his German-language book about the tragic story of Betty Rosenfeld, a nurse who escaped from Germany to pre-state Israel, participated in the Spanish Civil War, and eventually was caught by the Nazis and murdered in Auschwitz. Followed by Q&A about pre-war Jewish society in Germany.

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