Past Programs

SF Jewish Film Festival & Other Summer Options

Here we are in the delightful summer months with long warm evenings full of crickets. This is when the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival fills theaters around the Bay Area with films that we pretty much won’t get a chance to see otherwise. I hope you have received the 2014 brochure in the mail and…

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We’re going to the Theater!

This fall, the Berkeley Rep presents An Audience with Meow Meow, about an international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne. In connection to the play, I’ll be offering a class exploring the music as a “degenerate” art form. Degenerate, Forbidden, Suppressed. Music and Otherness in Fascist Europe The attitudes displayed by European fascist regimes (especially Italy,…

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Summer Fun – Let’s Go to the SF Film Fest in Oakland

Let’s Go to the Movies! Join us for the SF Jewish Film Festival! BJB is co-presenting Little White Lie The film runs from 7 to 8:05pm. We’ll go for ice cream afterwards. Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and…

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Let’s Go to the Movies! We’ll see El Critico

Join us for the SF Jewish Film Festival! BJB is co-presenting El Critico The film runs from 6:50 to 8:30pm. We’ll go for ice cream afterwards. El Critico Víctor Tellez is jaded, emotionally repressed and arrogant. Not surprisingly, he is an influential but harsh film who especially detests Hollywood romantic comedies.One day while searching for…

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Here Comes Passover!

Navigating the Interfaith Elements of the Holiday Grab a frozen yogurt at Menchie’s and join other Jewish spouses as we discuss the challenges of observing Passover while being sensitive to your non-Jewish spouse’s needs & wishes. Will this be a week-long observance or just one night? Will there be bread in your home? Will your…

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