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  1. What does it mean to be and live as a Jew? What are Jewish ideas about God? Afterlife? The messiah? Sex? Good and evil? Reward and punishment? How and why do Jews pray? This course will address these and other questions. It is designed for Jews and non-Jews who want to deepen their knowledge of Judaism, and also for those considering conversion to Judaism. We’ll learn together about Jewish life, faith, and practice, including Jewish holidays, their meaning and how they are celebrated; Jewish ways of marking the life cycle from birth to death; the Torah and other key Jewish texts; the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel; and varieties of modern Judaism.

    Co-sponsored by JGate.

    10 sessions: Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM October 09 – December 11

    Tuition: $110; $90/members of Alameda co-sponsors

    Site: JGate

    Directions/parking: (510) 559-8140

  2. Oyster said

    Hey! Thanks for the comment!

    You can also just email me (look at the upper-left corner of this page) to post stuff on the calendar. And I believe this event is already listed…).

    But everyone, feel free to leave comments here! 🙂 A good idea. Just let everyone know what’s goin’ on!

  3. Lecture and discussion with young
    Israeli writer Alon Hilu on his stunning debut:

    Death of a Monk

    Alon Hilu, a young and acclaimed Israeli novelist, offers in his first novel, Death of a Monk an original homosexual interpretation for the historical blood libel against the Jews in Damascus, Syria, 1840. The Damascus of Death of a Monk is a rich and vibrant place; lively, sensual and at the same time teeming with fear and hostility. Through the dark alleyways and bustling marketplaces, Hilu unfolds a story charged with emotional and sexual conflict told by a young gay Jewish man. It is a powerful story, at times wickedly funny, at others painfully sad, but beautifully told throughout. The novel, awarded the 2006 Israeli Presidential Prize for Literature, has been translated into English, (Harvill Secker, London; Random House, Canada), and is being translated into French, Italian and Greek.

    October 16 (Monday) – 7 PM – Sacramento
    Head Hunters – 1930 “K” St

    October 17 (Tuesday) – 3:30 PM – San Francisco
    SFSU Humanities Building 587

    October 17 (Tuesday) – 7 PM – San Francisco
    SF LGBT Community Center – Ceremonial Room – 1800 Market St

    October 18 (Wednesday) – 2 PM – UC Santa Cruz
    131 Cowell College – 1156 High St

    October 18 (Wednesday) – 7:30 PM – Los Gatos
    Congregation Shir Hadash – 20 Cherry Blossom Ln


  4. Oyster said

    Thanks Embassy!

  5. Members of the Tribe,

    Our next event is here!

    Bay Area Tribe- Golden Gate Park Project!!!

    When: Sunday November 5, 2006
    Time: Noon – 4:00 pm
    Where: Music Concourse in front of the De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, off of John F Kennedy Dr., San Francisco

    Click here to see Evite and RSVP

    See you there!

  6. Members of the Tribe,



    When: Sunday November 5, 2006
    Time: 1:00PM – 4:00 pm
    Where: Music Concourse Band Shell in front of the De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, off of John F Kennedy Dr., San Francisco

    Click here to see Evite and RSVP

    See you there!

  7. Sharon said

    What’s going on for Hannukah????

  8. Sheri said

    Happy Holidays Everyone!


  9. Oyster said

    And a happy holidays to you too, Sheri! Shabbat Shalom! Happy Hannukah!

  10. Join women across the Bay Area for a magical Rosh Chodesh evening of music starring internationally acclaimed actress and singer of the London stage Caroline Cohen.

    when: Sunday April 6 at 6:30 pm
    where: Cuberley Community Center Theatre
    4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto

    General Admission: $35
    Seniors: $18
    VIP: $180

    To purchase tickets call 650-424-9800

    Sponsored by REUT – A Committee for Jewish Unity and Friendship

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  12. Earnestine said

    Yaël Naïm is a French-Israeli singer/songwriter. Her critically acclaimed self-titled album contains songs in French, English, and Hebrew, and a surprising cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” Her songs mix folk and pop with delicate arrangements and a very intimate and personal sound. Her song “New Soul,” chosen by Steve Jobs personally, was featured in the debut commercial for the MacBook Air laptop. myspace.com/yaelnaim

    When: June 24, 2008
    Where: Bimbo’s 365 Club
    1025 Columbus Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    <a href=”http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl=bimbos&eventId=264461″Tickets: $25
    21 & over
    Tickets are available at all tickets.com outlets, at Bimbo’s box office and online at tickets.com and ticketweb.com

  13. Avigail said

    Pedal the Past – Preserve the Future!

    The Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride
    Cycling for Peace, Partnership and Environmental Protection

    $100 discount for the Bay Area – see below!

    Parlor Session
    At the home of
    Israel Rider Yeshaya Ballon
    3366 Ross Road in Palo Alto, CA
    (650) 858-0393

    Wednesday, July 16
    7:30 pm

    RSVP to yeshaya.ballon@gmail.com

    • All inclusive bike ride: comfortable accommodations, domestic travel in Israel and full rider support are provided for the whole ride
    • An incredible experience: connect with a wonderful and diverse group of riders from USA, Australia, Canada and Israel
    • Three route choices for all cycling levels
    • En route education: learn with experts about Israel’s unique history, geography, environmental challenges and solutions
    • A day of rest: a beautiful shabbat in Mitzpe Ramon with exceptional educational and spiritual programming
    The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies educates students from across the Middle East on regional environmental issues to promote partnership.
    Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community as a step towards creating a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

    $100 Registration Discount – enter “bayarea” as the discount code

    To find out more visit http://www.israelride.org or contact Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz at avigail@hazon.org.

    45 West 36th Street | 8th Floor | New York, NY 10018 | 212 644 2332

  14. “The Akeidah”: Interpreting the Binding of Isaac
    presented by the Tauber Jewish Studies Program

    The Binding of Isaac, Genesis Chapter 22, is one of the greatest and most problematic texts in Biblical literature. Join us for an exploration of this text from the perspectives of Maimonides, Kierkegaard, and Rembrandt.

    Thursday, September 4th
    7:00-9:00 pm
    Congregation Emanu-El
    2 Lake Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Free and open to the public!

    For more information:
    415-751-2541 ext. 162

  15. Firebird Dance Theatre presents
    A Celebration of Life
    Coming December 7, 2008
    Heritage Theatre
    1 W. Campbell Ave
    Campbell, CA 95008

    Firebird Dance Theatre proudly introduces a beautiful new dance show dedicated to all that is best in life: family, tradition, change, warmth, love, and joy. Inspired by the stories of Shalom Aleichem, Simcha is a touching celebration of the spirit, history, and culture of Judaism.

    Tickets and more info:

  16. Come check out the new documentary by Bay Area Jewish Filmmakers!

    Friday, August 5 – Thursday, August 11 the historic ROXIE THEATER will be screening


    Who speaks for a divided community at the crossroads? Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking personal exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers’ own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage, and a secret communist past. Filmed in the United States and Israel, this first person documentary by award-winning filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman aims to reframe the terms of debate and provide a vehicle for open conversations about difficult issues. A film by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman. Music by Fred Frith. USA. Digital. 2011. 70 mins. Nightly at 7pm & 8:40pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (2pm), 3:40pm & 5:20pm.

    for more information go to: http://www.roxie.com/events/details.cfm?eventid=AFD5D3FF-1143-DBB3-C694CB9016927A7E

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  18. Denise said

    Napa Valley’s First Ever Mega Challah Bake

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Discover the secret of great tasting Challah and the mystique of this time-honored tradition!
    In addition to each woman making two challahs, we will hear inspirational words, enjoy a wine and cheese buffet, a raffle, a wonderful atmosphere of community spirit, and each participant will receive her very own beautiful Mega Challah apron to enjoy, long after the event ends.

    Early Bird $25 – After May 14 $30
    Pre-Registration Required
    Wine & Cheese Buffet – Raffle Prizes

    Register: http://www.napachallahbake.com/

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