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A discussion of where the faith is headed and how Jewish leaders are responding to low participation, intermarriage and assimilation. With Paul Geduldig (CEO of JCCSF), Ilana Kaufman (director of Jews of Color Initiative) and Rabbi Sydney Mintz (Congregation Emanu-El). Virtual option. $5 virtual $9 in-person.
In-person fundraiser in support of work being done by Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay and the Afghan Coalition. Includes live Afghan music, Afghan dance performance, food and art. Donation required, $50 and up.
Purim party with performances by drag queens Katya Smirnoff Skye, Belle Bottoms and Miss Shugana, plus music by DJ LIVV of Jolene’s and hamantaschen from Grand Bakery. Co-presented by Value Culture, Nice Jewish Boys S.F. and JCCSF. Proof of vaccination required. $10, or see webpage for free ticket.
Four Arab and Jewish activists, representing two Israeli grassroots movements supported by the New Israel Fund, share their vision of how to build a real partnership between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Co-sponsored by Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. Registration required.
Miriam Haart, one of the stars of the Netflix reality show “My Unorthodox Life,” talks about her childhood, her decision to leave the Orthodox world, becoming a teacher at Stanford at age 19 and more. Tickets required.
Cat-themed Purim party featuring kosher hamantaschen from Grand Bakery, vogue dancer Sir Joq, drag star Trixie Lamonte, music by DJ Black and comedian and singer-songwriter Abby Feldman. Presented by Manny’s, Value Culture, JCCSF, Hebrew Free Loan, Nice Jewish Boys SF and Reboot.
Purim costume party for young adults 21-40 featuring drinks, hamantaschen, music, dancing and entertainment from Jewish drag queens Miss Shuguna and Menorah Maniachevitz. Portion of ticket sales benefits S.F.-based Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Presented by Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and Congregation Beth Sholom.
Performance featuring storytelling, spoken word, poetry and comedy amplifying and celebrating stuttering voices. Hosted by podcaster and stuttering advocate Maya Chupkov featuring comedian Nina G and poet Adam Giannelli.