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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Yoga for Forgiveness”

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Free

Peninsula JCC offers a yoga class focused on compassion, healing and silence in preparation for the High Holidays. Free with registration.

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“Sunday Stories: The Art of Transcendence”

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Contemporary Jewish Museum presents a talk about artists whose designs are inspired by transcendent experiences, including painter Mark Rothko and CJM architect Daniel Libeskind.

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10:30 am

“Bridging the Divide: Sivan Rahav-Meir”

September 13 @ 10:30 am
Free

The popular Israeli journalist, news anchor and mother of five talks about how her Orthodoxy has enabled her to have a successful career.  Sponsored by Chabad. Free with registration.

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VIRTUAL Family Rosh Hashanah celebration

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

With singing, dancing, puppeteering and storytelling. Presented by the Peninsula JCC, Jewish Baby Network, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Beth Am and Kol Emeth. Free, registration required.

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Klezmer Music of the Early Revival”

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Free

larinetist Margot Leverett, a founding member of the Klezmatics, talks about klezmer of the ’20s and ’30s, “revival” klezmer, and the combo of klezmer and bluegrass. She’ll also teach a few tunes. Presented by KlezCalifornia and Chochmat HaLev. Free with registration, donation suggested.

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VIRTUAL “Shanah Na Na Tovah”

September 13 @ 11:00 am
$10 – $18

For Rosh Hashanah, JCCSF presents a live sing-along and puppet show led by Octopretzel members Melita Silberstein and Jen Miriam Kantor, with a shofar blowing. Kids are encouraged to dress silly, use noisemakers and have a puppet nearby. $10-$18, with registration.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Marathi Jewish Women’s Song”

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

U. of Chicago professor Anna Schultz gives an introduction to the music, language and melded cultural identity of the Bene Israel, a Jewish community in India. Presented by Jewish LearningWorks. Free with registration.

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “A Great Shofar Is Sounded”

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

North Peninsula Jewish organizations present a four-week program to prepare for the High Holidays. Led by Rabbi Corey Helfand, this session focuses on “what sound do you need to hear in the new year?” Free with registration.

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VIRTUAL “New Israel Fund: Guardian of Democracy Gala”

September 13 @ 4:00 pm

Big-name speakers and a musical lineup that includes Israeli musician David Broza will be a part of NIF’s national fundraiser to support the agency’s work in Israel. Additional speakers, such as columnist Thomas Friedman, for an extra fee. $300 and up. Registration required.

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“High Holiday Baking Class”

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Longtime Bay Area pastry chef Andrea Quinn teaches how to bake an apple cake with honey glaze. No experience required. Sponsored by Jewish Gateways. Free with registration.

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5:00 pm

VIRTUAL Addison-Penzak JCC fundraiser

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$50 – $75

VIRTUAL Addison-Penzak JCC fundraiser—One-hour 2020 online version includes comedy duo The Sklar Brothers. Beforehand, you can pick up a nosh box of wine, cheese and desserts at the JCC in Los Gatos. $50 per household, $75 includes a nosh box.

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7:00 pm

“Theater Schmooze”

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

KlezCalifornia-sponsored Yiddish Theatre Ensemble presents a conversation and performance with actor Shane Baker, singer and concertina player Myrna Oy and klezmer flutist Marian Concus. Free with registration.

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