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9:30 am

“Ethics Seminar”

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Free

Jewish Study Network hosts a four-hour workshop, with two morning sessions then a keynote speech, “Anti-Semitism: A Spiritual Response,” by a a rabbi after lunch.

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10:00 am

“Family ArtBash Sunday”

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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In conjunction with Levi Strauss exhibit. Includes a hands-on denim art lab, a family heritage project, gallery games and “Jewgrass” music by Isaac Zones. Two adults free with child or transition youth under 23.

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10:30 am

Sacramento Jewish Film Festival

February 23 @ 10:30 am
Crest Theatre, 1013 K St.
Sacramento, CA United States
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$12 – $15

"There Are no Lions in Tel Aviv," about the Chief Rabbi of Copenhagen emigrating to Tel Aviv in 1935 and fulfilling his dream of founding a zoo to teach children about the love of animals, screening at 10:30 a.m. At 12:15 p.m., the Northern CA premiere of "Crescendo," about a famous conductor gathering high school […]

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12:00 pm

“Kids Mega Challah Bake”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm
Chabad of Oakland, 3008 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA United States
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$12

Mix, knead and braid, and make a challah toy. For ages 2-12; kids must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP required.

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1:00 pm

Beyond Us vs Them- Dismantling Racism

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

San Francisco Unity Group will feature a documentary film to spark discussions among diverse groups in an effort to inform and build bridges and community for the purpose of dismantling white supremacy and racism. Light food and beverages provided.

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1:30 pm

“Poetry Reading and Midrash Writing”

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1336 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

30-minute poetry reading by poet Alicia Ostriker, then a workshop in which participants can write their own midrash. Co-sponsored by Beyt Tikkun.

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“Jews of the Iron Range”

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Ave.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Scholar Marylin Chiat talks about Jewish settlers and Jewish life in rural northeastern Minnesota, with a focus on native son Robert Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan).

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“Poetry Reading and Midrash Writing”

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

30-minute poetry reading by poet Alicia Ostriker, then a workshop in which participants can write their own midrash. Co-sponsored by Beyt Tikkun.

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3:00 pm

“Mother-Daughter Challah Bake”

February 23 @ 3:00 pm
Chabad Center of Novato, 7430 Redwood Blvd.,
Novato, CA United States
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$18 – $20

Learn braiding and making from scratch. For all ages.

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5:00 pm

“Amos Oz”

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Magnes, 2121 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Preview screening of a documentary-in-progress about the late writer. Filmmaker Yair Qedar in conversation with UC Berkeley professors Robert Alter, Chana Kronfeld. Also Feb. 24, in Hebrew, at Palo Alto JCC.

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“Live On Stage with Michael Krasny”

February 23 @ 5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States
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$20 – $47

A new series at Kanbar Center kicks off with blues-rock guitarist-songwriter Danny Click. KQED radio’s Krasny serves as host and interviewer.

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5:30 pm

“Schindler’s Listed”

February 23 @ 5:30 pm
$18 – $25

Mark Biederman talks about his 2019 book exploring his father’s experiences as one of Schindler’s saved Jews. North Peninsula Chabad event. RSVP for San Mateo location.

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7:00 pm

“Picture of His Life”

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States
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$10 – $27

Documentary that follows Amos Nachoum, an underwater still photographer. In English and Hebrew, with English subtitles. Part of “Best of S.F. Jewish Film Festival.”

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