Jewish Culture

Celebrate Israel San Francisco 2020

Join the biggest celebration of Israel’s independence in the Bay Area and San Francisco! This year the featured performer will be Netta Barzilai. She won the 2018 Eurovision contest for Israel with her song, Toy. Sunday, May 3 1:00 – 5:00pm Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco Tickets are available here.

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A Special Evening at the Magnes Museum

Are you familiar with the Magnes Museum in Berkeley? It is a small treasure of a museum on the UC Berkeley campus. The curator is Professor Francesco Spagnolo, a brilliant, funny Italian Jew with whom I have worked before. He is a delight. Prof. Spagnolo will be one of the speakers at an evening event…

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Jews of the Middle East and Africa

(Photo courtesy of JEMINA) The majority of Jews in America are from Eastern Europe. This population is called Ashkenazi or Askenazim and is the standard for “Jewish” in American movies, books, television and culture. The foods, music, history and languages that we experience as “Jewish” in America are Ashkenazi. However, the Jewish people originated in…

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Make Summer Memories

  I received this flier in an email from the Osher Marin JCC and just instantly fell in love with the vibrant photos of kids enjoying SUMMER! Then I read the testimonial by fourth grader Hailey.  So sweet! Take a look at all the summer options for kids – and adults – at the Marin…

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Museum Trip to the Legion of Honor

A little reminder: do join us for this FUN activity! Islam and the Classical Heritage From the legendary life and exploits of Alexander the Great (known as Iskandar in the Islamic tradition) to the insights of Islamic mathematicians who first introduced the concept of algebra (al-jabr), this exhibition brings a larger awareness of how authors,…

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