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10:30 am

Family Hamantash Bake

March 5 @ 10:30 am
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma, 1970 Rainier Circle
Petaluma, CA United States
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Workshop for kids and families to bake hamantaschen and create a Purim joke book for Ukrainian children.

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11:00 am

“Give Peace a Chance: Working for a Just and Shared Israel”

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

New Lehrhaus presents New Israel Fund grantees from Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together) and the Tzedek Centers discussing the work their organizations are doing for Israelis/Palestinians in pursuit of peace, equality, and social and climate justice. In partnership with New Israel Fund. $36 for three sessions.

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Community Hamantash Bake

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chabad of the Neighborhood, 333 West Portal Ave., Unit B
San Francisco, CA
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$12 – $36

Chabad of the Neighborhood presents a workshop on baking hamantaschen. Baked treats can be taken home or donated to area seniors.

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“The Yiddish (Un)conscious”

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Naomi Seidman discusses the translation of Freud into Yiddish, a language that some have called the unconscious of assimilated Jews, and the unique character of psychoanalysis in Yiddish, the language of Freud’s immediate ancestors, which persisted in his thought and writing. Presented by KlezCalifornia and Jewish Community Library.

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2:00 pm

“Bilhah and Zilpah: Silenced Voices of Sister Wives and Concubine Matriarchs”

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Text study led by Erica Riddick, founding director of Jews of Color Sanctuary and creator of the Bilhah Zilpah Project, exploring the two women’s contested status, the power of naming and how the women’s stories resonate with marginalized people today. Presented by Jewish Community Library.

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3:00 pm

“Writing an Ethical Will”

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chaplain Muriel Dance discusses the Jewish tradition of creating an ethical will, a document that passes cherished values and ideals from one generation to the next. Presented by Or Shalom Jewish Community.

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4:00 pm

Family Cooking: Hamentaschen for Purim!

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Hands-on baking workshop led by Michelle Greenebaum of Together In The Kitchen. Parents and kids team up to bake Purim treats. $40 per family.

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“Violins of Hope”

March 5 @ 4:00 pm
Chabad of Solano County, 730 East Main Street
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$15 – $20

Concert subtitled “Strings of the Holocaust” with renowned Ukrainian violinist Alina Solodovnikova-Adams features restored violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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6:30 pm

“Jews of Iran”

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
USF Fromm Hall, 2497 Golden Gate Ave.
S.F., CA
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Middle East scholar Lior Sternfeld discusses the Jews of contemporary Iran, the largest population of Jews in a Muslim-majority country. Presented by The Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice.

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7:00 pm

“The Shushan Queens: A Purim Musical”

March 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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$20 – $25

Satirical feminist musical parody with kazoos, audience participation and live music; think “if the Book of Esther and Madonna had a child.” Come in costume. Also March 6.

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