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8:00 am

“Teach-In on Reparations for African Americans”

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

S.F. Black & Jewish Unity Coalition, Congregation Sherith Israel, USF Swig Program and Third Baptist Church present a teach-in on reparations in S.F. and state. Speakers include Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Rev. Amos Brown and Eric McDonnell, chair of a reparations advisory committee. Livestream available. Registration required.

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10:00 am

“Toratah: Regendering the Hebrew Bible”

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Israeli American artist Yael Kanarek and educator Tamar Biala discuss their work rewriting the Torah by reversing the genders of all characters, and their project called Beit Toratah (House of Her Torah). Presented by Jewish Community Library and Afikomen Judaica.

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12:00 pm

“Pizza and Teshuva”

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Pre–High Holidays event for Jews of color, Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews to explore new rituals and practices, set intentions for 5783 and make farm-fresh pizzas in a cob oven. Bring a notebook and potluck items. Veggie, vegan, kosher-style options available. Rapid Covid test required upon arrival. Co-sponsored by Project Shamash and Kehilla. Register by Sept. […]

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“Covenant Winery Harvest Fest”

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Covenant Winery, 1102 Sixth St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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$35

Price includes a glass of wine, three tacos from Epic Bites. With music.

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1:00 pm

“A Rabbi, A Bishop, A Martyr and A Legend: All Fiction”

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Rabbi Moshe Levin examines the likely Christian origins of Unetaneh Tokef’s “Book of Life” metaphor, and how Fatalism emerged as the central theme of the High Holy Days’ foremost prayer. Co-presented by Congregation Ner Tamid of S.F.

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2:00 pm

“Stewards of Eden”

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Anthropologist-professor Ben Benson, who is of Jewish and Native American heritage, talks about the lifeways, worldview, spirituality and environmental practices of Native Americans of the North Bay, and similarities with ancient Jewish culture. Also Oct. 2. Presented by Congregation Beth Ami.

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4:00 pm

“San Francisco Yiddish Combo”

September 18 @ 4:00 pm
Peninsula JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA United States
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$15 – $25

Outdoor concert by a group of classically trained musicians who put a fresh spin on klezmer by blending jazz, blues, folk and hip-hop. Proof of vaccination required.

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“Rosh Hashanah Baking”

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$40

Hands-on class for preschool and elementary-age kids to make honey-apple cupcakes with their parents. Led by Michelle Greenebaum of Together In The Kitchen. $40 per family. 

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6:00 pm

“Out of the Closet and Into the Libraries”

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Book launch of “Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit,” a collection of essays by trans Jews and allies exploring ideas about gender through various lenses. Featuring eight contributors. Presented by the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion at Pacific School of Religion, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and others.

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