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Discussion of texts from Jewish and Islamic religious history includes Maha Elgenaidi, founder and CEO of the Islamic Networks Group. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Family-friendly event with music and art activities. $5-$10.
Newman Fisher discusses the practice of writing messages that can be understood only by one's intended audience. $15.
“Shanghai Angel” singer leads ensemble performing little-known Jewish songs in Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish. $18-$36.
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America president is the scholar-in-residence for the North Peninsula Jewish Community Jan. 18-24. Lecture entitled "Peoplehood in Crisis: What do American and Israeli Jews “Owe” One Another?" Free with RSVP.
Outdoor Passover party for families with young children, with snacks and drinks. Co-sponsors include Jewish Baby Network and PJ Library. Free.
String quartet performs works by Jewish composers including George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Felix Mendelssohn. $18-$54.
Author Barry Deutsch talks about graphic novels. Includes a workshop on making your own comic strip. For kids 8-12 and their families. Free; RSVP required.
For new and expecting parents. $18.
Meet local civic and elected leaders. Eat latkes and sufganiyot. A JCRC event. Free with RSVP
Stanford professor Steven Zipperstein discusses his book about the 1903 massacre of 49 Jews in Kishinev in czarist-era Russia. In conversation with UC Berkeley professor emeritus Edwin Epstein. Free.
Friendly competition led by trivia expert Howard Rachelson. Proceeds to benefit IsraAid.
Israeli soprano performs Hebrew, Yiddish, English and Ladino pieces spanning the centuries. With cello and pianist Jiliane Russo.
North Peninsula Jewish community scholar-in-residence Rabbi Michael Berenbaum lectures on anti-Semitism, eroding values, Jewish responses and how anti-Semitism differs around the world. Also Jan. 13 at Peninsula Temple Beth El, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. 7 p.m. Free.
Jewish Baby Network and Congregation Beth Jacob present a pre-Passover event with songs, crafts and ideas for a great seder with little ones.
Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson explores the Jewish concept of teshuvah, or ethical recalibration, through the 1947 case study of famed psychiatrist Carl Jung requesting forgiveness for Nazi sympathies he’d expressed from Rabbi Leo Baeck, the last head of the German Jewish community prior to its destruction by the Nazis. Part of the 2023 North Peninsula Scholar in Residence lecture series. Presented by Peninsula JCC, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob and Ronald C.…
Outdoor event with songs, puppets, costume parade, gift bags and more. Bring a blanket; snacks and drinks provided. For kids under 36 months and their older siblings. Presented by Jewish Baby Network and Congregation Beth Jacob. Registration required.
Founder of United Hatzalah, a nonpolitical, free emergency rescue NGO made up of volunteer paramedics, discusses the work the organization has done in Israel, Turkey, Ukraine, Nepal, Haiti and the U.S. With appetizers and refreshments.
Panel of experts will focus on ways to overcome stigmas, how sacred spaces in the Jewish community can welcome/support those navigating mental illness, and what mental health means to us as members of the Jewish community. Registration required.
Jewish Baby Network outdoor, casual Shabbat event for newborns through age 5, and siblings. With music, shakers, puppets, dancing, challah and grape juice. Bring blanket, picnic dinner. Reservation required.
Jewish Baby Network outdoor, casual Shabbat event for kids newborns through age 5, and siblings. With music, shakers, puppets, dancing, challah and grape juice. Bring blanket, picnic dinner. Reservations required..