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Current courses by topic: The Arts

10 courses in 5 subcategories:

Comedy (1 course)

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The Most Trusted Jew in America: Jon Stewart's Jewishness

H300-TS Instructors: Hammerman Starting: 04/30/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

This class covers how Jon Stewart constructed a vulnerable Jewish persona as a way to engender trust with a large audience, even though Jews have historically been mistrusted by non-Jews. His game of playing up ...

Film (2 courses)

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Film: The Broken Sound

A350-JCL Instructors: Starting: 06/15/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Spearheaded by Alan Bern of the band Brave Old World, the Other Europeans was a collaborative effort of fourteen lăutari (professional Roma musicians) and klezmer musicians from eight countries who came together to learn about ...

Isaac Babel and the Russian Revolution: Lecture and Film

H250-APJ Instructors: McGuire Starting: 05/04/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Dr. Elizabeth McGuire will talk about Isaac Babel's life and death. A life spanned some of the most dramatic, creative, and destructive moments in modern history, including the Russian Civil War, the avant-garde internationalist Soviet ...

Music (3 courses)

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Film: The Broken Sound

A350-JCL Instructors: Starting: 06/15/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Spearheaded by Alan Bern of the band Brave Old World, the Other Europeans was a collaborative effort of fourteen lăutari (professional Roma musicians) and klezmer musicians from eight countries who came together to learn about ...

Ian Maksin: Music For Your Soul

A300-APJ Instructors: Maskin Starting: 05/14/2017 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

We invite you to spend an afternoon with an incredible cellist, Ian Maksin. Ian Maksin has gained international acclaim for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the ...

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Jewish Labor Songs: A Concert and Sing-Along

A250-JCL Instructors: Tenney Starting: 04/30/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

With International Labor Day (May 1) around the corner, Oakland-based singer Gerry Tenney will perform and lead a sing-along of rousing and poignant Jewish labor songs, many of them in Yiddish.

Performance (1 course)

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The Most Trusted Jew in America: Jon Stewart's Jewishness

H300-TS Instructors: Hammerman Starting: 04/30/2017 Location: Temple Sinai

This class covers how Jon Stewart constructed a vulnerable Jewish persona as a way to engender trust with a large audience, even though Jews have historically been mistrusted by non-Jews. His game of playing up ...

Visual Art (3 courses)

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Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop

A150-BJ Instructors: Sherman Starting: 04/23/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...

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Germans, Jews and the Power of Art

A300-BJ Instructors: Powell Starting: 05/02/2017 Location: JCC East Bay

This class will examine how art has been used to influence social and political ideology, focusing on Weimar Germany beginning 1918 and culminating in the present post-holocaust era. We will analyze both visual and literary ...

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This Is Bay Area Jewry: Photo essays on the changing nature of our community

A500-OMJ Instructors: Kepler Starting: 06/13/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 16 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and ...