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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Victorian Leisure, Pleasure and Folly”

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Contemporary Jewish Museum presents a Sunday Stories talk on the strange delights and social codes of 19th-century Victorians in the U.S. In conjunction with “current” exhibit “Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years.”

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Obligated Self”

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mara Benjamin talks about the themes in her book, subtitled “Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought,” including how everyday experiences of obligation to others can bring Judaism’s key traditions to the fore. Jewish Community Library event. Free with registration.

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3:00 pm

VIRTUAL August Kumzits

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

lezCalifornia hosts a participatory event in English for all ages in which everyone does “something” (tells a story or a joke, sings or leads a Yiddish song, etc.) for two to five minutes. Free with advance registration.

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Anti-Semitism on Campus in the Time of Covid-19”

August 9 @ 4:00 pm

Two Academic Engagement Network board members, ex-UC president Mark Yudof and political scientist Mariam Elman, discuss the current increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments, and how to counter them. Multiple sponsors. Free with registration.

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