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Educator Rachel Brodie discusses the nine blessings in author Wendy Mogel’s books. Free.
Screening of documentary on Alan Dershowitz’s controversial book, followed by talk with Tom Johanix, former AIPAC director in Silicon Valley. Free.
Study the story of Ruth, create your own midrash or learn how to make cheesecake. Free.
Author and scholar Steven Windmueller lectures on rising anti-Semitism on both sides of the U.S. political spectrum. Free with advance registration.
Explore Egyptian life circa the time of the Exodus. Sample foods, write hieroglyphs, take a virtual tour of ancient Egypt. Optional visit to Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose afterward. Free.
Graphic novelist presents “Last Things,” her memoir on the death of her husband from ALS. Part of Addison-Penzak JCC’s South Bay Institute speaker series. Free.
Rabbi Joey Felsen of the Jewish Study Network talks about different varieties of Orthodox Jewry. Free.
Featuring the works of Leonard Bernstein. With Devorah Felder-Levy and six other cantors. Free, RSVP required.
Rivka Amado discusses the importance of Jews of Middle Eastern descent in Israeli history. Free.
Featuring 49ers alum Harris Barton, Maccabiah Games medalists Willie Harmatz and Danielle Rose Katz, and Olympic freestyle champ Chris Cavanaugh. Free; RSVP required.
CNN chief political correspondent discusses journalism, social media and the Jewish “commitment to truth.” Free; RSVP required.
Abbas Milani, expert in U.S.-Iran relations, discusses prospects for democracy in Iran and the implications for Israel. Free; RSVP required.
Anat Balint, visiting scholar at SFSU, discusses the rise of populism in the two nations. Free.
Composer-musician Yuval Ron and his drummer present a service with Mizrachi music and storytelling.
Buy your dinner from a food truck, followed by a casual service.
Oakland author discusses his “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo,” which won 2019 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature. Part of Jewish Book Month.
Clergy and lay leaders from eight local congregations will lead, with music by a joint choir. Sponsored by Los Gatos Interfaith Clergy Group. Includes food drive.
Two-part Abrahamic Alliance International seminar for Jewish community to build bridges with Muslims and dispel stereotypes.
One event on January 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Series of interfaith dialogues between Jews and Christians on commonalities and differences. Each session begins with a shared dinner. Participants should attend every session. Also Jan. 26 at this location, Feb. 3, 9 and 23 at Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga.
Congregation Shir Hadash hosts volunteer event, with different project choices.
Shabbat service plus a lecture by historian Benny Morris, a former professor at Ben-Gurion U.
Yiddish singer-accordionist Jeanette Lewicki, clarinetist Sheldon Brown and bassist Richard Saunders play songs “from Bessarabia to Brooklyn.” At Congregation Shir Hadash parking lot.
Volunteers will assemble hygiene kits that will be delivered to soup kitchens and homeless shelters by Abrahamic Alliance International, a nonprofit organization that unites Jews, Christians, and Muslims through philanthropy and poverty relief. Volunteers must be 12 or older unless accompanied by a parent. Face masks and registration required.
Nadav Tamir, executive director of J Street Israel and career Israeli diplomat, discusses what the current situation in Israel means for Israel, the Palestine people and the U.S. Jewish community. Presented by J Street. Free livestream option. $18 with lunch, free without, registration required.