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Current courses by topic: The Arts

15 courses in 7 subcategories:

Cooking (2 courses)

A Taste of Mediterranean Cooking

A300-APJ Instructors: Krupnik Starting: 09/10/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Join us for a series of cooking classes beginning on September 10th designed to create healthier lifestyles. We will explore unique recipes both for every day and for holidays.

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Hebrew and Hummus

L110-SJ Instructors: Zach Starting: 09/25/2017 Location: JCCSF

Learn conversational Hebrew as it is spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv today – including some slang – while enjoying the flavors of Israel! We will prepare and enjoy a different Israeli dish each ...

Film (1 course)

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Great Jewish Trials

H400-CBS Instructors: Gambert Starting: 10/18/2017 Location: Congregation B'nai Shalom

For centuries, individual Jews have been accused of crimes the nature of which contains stereotypes about Judaism and/or the Jewish people in general. We will examine the "blood libel" allegation that became widespread in 13th ...

Literature and Writing (2 courses)

Harvest of Blossoms: It's Discovery and Remembrance

T100-MG Instructors: Silverblatt Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger was only eighteen when she died in a labor camp in Ukraine. In the course of a life cut short, Selma wrote over fifty poems in German. She recorded them in an album ...

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Survivor Café: Elizabeth Rosner in Conversation with Anne Germanocos

A250-JCL Instructors: Rosner Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events―the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do ...

Museum programs (2 courses)

Gallery Chat: Bad Rabbi And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

A350-CJM Instructors: Portnoy Starting: 10/13/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

YIVO scholar Eddy Portnoy reads from Bad Rabbi. The book exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

Gallery Chat: Jewish law and representation with Professor Rachel Gross

A300-CJM Instructors: Gross Starting: 10/06/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Professor Rachel Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, discusses the misunderstanding around Jewish law and representation. This gallery chat is presented in conjunction with the ...

Music (2 courses)

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Mala Klezmer ensemble in the Atrium

A200-SJ Instructors: Starting: 09/25/2017 Location: JCCSF

Embark on a soulful and energetic musical journey with Mala Klezmer, an international ensemble located in San Francisco. Playing repertoire from Southern and Eastern Europe, they create a rich interactive experience using traditional instruments of ...

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Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life
Yiddishania: The Gantzeh Cholent

P500-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

In this four-session course produced by KlezCalifornia, we will explore different facets of Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life. We'll cover a basic introduction of Yiddish language and history, look at family, food, holiday practices, ...

Theater (1 course)

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Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

A200-TS Instructors: Chester Starting: 11/16/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

Join us this fall for Berkeley Rep’s new play by Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket, that “celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.” The play ...

Visual Art (5 courses)

Gallery Chat: Bad Rabbi And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

A350-CJM Instructors: Portnoy Starting: 10/13/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

YIVO scholar Eddy Portnoy reads from Bad Rabbi. The book exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...

Gallery Chat: Jewish law and representation with Professor Rachel Gross

A300-CJM Instructors: Gross Starting: 10/06/2017 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Professor Rachel Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, discusses the misunderstanding around Jewish law and representation. This gallery chat is presented in conjunction with the ...

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Making Shabbat Your Own: Shabbat Candlesticks

A200-NS Instructors: Sherman Starting: 12/03/2017 Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom

Come make Shabbat candlesticks from metal foil, discuss how to make the celebration of Shabbat work for yourself or your family, and learn the “Secret of Shabbat!” While discussing Shabbat we will explore lots of ...

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My Attic, Your Story: An Immigrant's Tale

A400-OFJ Instructors: Sholin Starting: 09/13/2017 Location: Oshman Family JCC

We are a nation of immigrants. Many Jewish families are descendants of the 2.4 million Eastern European émigrés who came here from 1880-1920. The universal assimilation story is brought back to life using my family’s ...

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Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life
Yiddishania: The Gantzeh Cholent

P500-BJ Instructors: Blady Starting: 10/19/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

In this four-session course produced by KlezCalifornia, we will explore different facets of Yiddish Culture in American Jewish Life. We'll cover a basic introduction of Yiddish language and history, look at family, food, holiday practices, ...