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This Is Bay Area Jewry Closing Celebration

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

familyThis Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition which showcases the diversity in our community, is on display through March in the social hall. Lehrhaus Judaica, Building Jewish Bridges, and Beth El are planning a closing celebration for the exhibition. Please join us for a reception with refreshments at 2 pm. There will be a tour of the exhibition at 2:15 pm. At 2:30, three of the exhibition participants will be in conversation with Building Jewish Bridges Director Dawn Kepler, discussing why they participated and what they hope to communicate to the Jewish community. There will be Q&A as well as time after the discussion to mingle and meet the speakers.


# Sessions
Date & time

Sunday, March 11
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Mar 11 2:00 PM–4:00 PM Sun Beth El Dawn Kepler


Congregation Beth El

1301 Oxford Street

Berkeley, CA 94709



Dawn Kepler

Dawn KeplerDawn Kepler has worked in programming for interfaith families since 1990. Her programs have been offered at synagogues from all Jewish movements as well as Jewish Community Centers, agencies, and day schools. She developed Building Jewish Bridges: Embracing Interfaith Families in 1998 for Lehrhaus Judaica, in response to a request from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

As a synagogue member, Dawn created and chaired the Outreach committee of Oakland’s Temple Sinai for fourteen years. She has chaired the Interfaith Committee of the Union for Reform Judaism, Pacific West region, has served on the Interfaith Advisory Committee for the Jewish Community Federation Endowment Fund, and on the Planning Advisory Committee of Interfaithfamily.com. She is a founding member of the Jewish Intermarriage Professionals Alliance, a national organization.

She has established, Building Jewish Bridges, a service that invites individuals and families to explore the Jewish community and to consider Jewish options. Offering workshops, ongoing couples groups, individual sessions and classes, the program reflects our richly diverse bay area community addressing the concerns of interfaith, multiracial, multiethnic and LGBT families.