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VIRTUAL Beth Chaim takeout fundraiser

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - May 17 @ 6:00 pm

Order takeout from Gianni’s Italian Bistro in San Ramon, from now until 6 p.m. on May 16. Tips and 10 percent of sales will support Beth Chaim religious school. Pick up food 4:30-7:30 p.m. on May 18. Cost varies.

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8:00 am

VIRTUAL “Koleynu”

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Or Shalom music director Mikey Pauker presents a devotional Jewish music festival featuring performances by Chava Mirel, Rabbi Katie Mizrahi, Alison Faith Levy and others. Livestreamed from each presenter’s Facebook.

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9:00 am

VIRTUAL “Modern Jewish Literature”

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

A discussion led by Rabbi Janet Marder, of Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, on “The New Order” by Karen Bender and “New York 1, Tel Aviv 0” by Shelly Oria. Free with registration.

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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Isaac: Blindness and Blessing”

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $15

In an Urban Adamah event, Torah scholar Avivah Zornberg talks about the psychological impact of the binding of Isaac. Registration required.

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12:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Supporting Your Quaran-Teen”

May 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Therapists Nirit Zandmand and Melissa Kelley, of Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, provide tools for parents to help their homebound kids cope with academics and their emotions. Free with registration.

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL Sephardic music class

May 17 @ 1:00 pm

Musician Shira Kammen explores the many styles of Sephardic Jewish music in a workshop for instrumentalists and vocalists. Reading music is not necessary. Early RSVP required.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “On Division”

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Goldie Goldbloom talks about her novel (this year’s “One Bay One Book” selection) about a Hasidic woman who gets pregnant at 57 and keeps it secret from her husband, a Torah scribe.

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3:00 pm

VIRTUAL “May You Live to Be 120: Talking About Death”

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $24

Simcha Paull Raphael, author of “Jewish Views of the Afterlife,” talks about the legal, ethical and spiritual aspects of end-of-life decisions. Presented by Sha’ar Zahav. Free for members, $24 for nonmembers. Registration required.

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