Current Programs

Sukkot and Activities around the Bay

We are now midweek for Sukkot. The Bible refers to Sukkot as HaChag, THE Festival. The best, the greatest holiday. Read more about it here. Sadly, in America, it has slipped into the background and many Jews miss out on the fun. If you didn’t do much for Sukkot yet this year consider going to one…

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A Night of Jewish Humor

Join the hilarious duo—Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach—for a wild night of side-stitching Jewish humor. This is a don’t-miss event for Jews and the people who love them, or really anyone who can’t resist a good laugh. Besides, you have something better to do on a Monday? Pultizer Prize-winning humor writer, Dave Barry, and #1…

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Multiracial Jews and May Activities

It’s May! I feel like I should burst into song. On the Jewish calendar we are in the midst of counting the Omer AND we celebrated the holiday of Yom HaAtzmaut, the birthday of the modern state of Israel, Wednesday night.   POSTPONED I had to postpone my event, This Is Bay Area Jewry. It…

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True Colors with the Jewish Women’s Theatre

Humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times. Let’s meet at the Jewish High School and enjoy this unique performance together. Just email me, dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org so I know to expect you. I’m curious to see how the stories in this play similar or different…

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This Is Bay Area Jewry: a discussion & celebration

Beth Am, Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 23 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and levels of religious observance — from the North and South Peninsulas, San Francisco, Oakland/Berkeley, Contra Costa, and Marin….

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Let’s Go to the Theater: The Good Book

When you say the words, “The Bible,” a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim will probably have different ideas in mind. Put them all together for The Good Book.   Berkeley Rep’s play, The Good Book explores faith, belief in God, and the acceptance of biblical scripture as divine, as opposed to scientific, historical theories of…

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