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VIRTUAL “Children of the Inquisition”

October 25
Free

2019 documentary about the current-day descendants of Jews forced to convert/flee during the Spanish Inquisition. Presented by Kol Emeth. Available for streaming all day Oct. 25-26. Speakers series 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29 on film’s themes of trauma, identity and hidden history; includes director Joseph Lovett. Free, with registration.

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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Sunday Stories: The Legendary Harry Houdini”

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Contemporary Jewish Museum presents a talk about the magician’s  childhood as the son of a poor Hungarian rabbi, his great escapes and his rise to international fame.

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Dances from ‘The Dybbuk’”

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Free

Jewish dance instructor Bruce Bierman teaches the dances from the Yiddish-language, drama-fantasy film from 1937, in preparation for Halloween, of course. Presented by KlezCalifornia and Chochmat HaLev. Free with registration, donation suggested.

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Mimi Epstein Memorial Lecture”

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Temple Isaiah presents Rabbi Sandra Lawson, who became the world’s first openly gay, female, Black rabbi in 2018. Her talk is titled “A Broad-Coalition Rabbinate: What Jewish Values can Teach us About Welcoming Everyone.” Free, with registration.

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VIRTUAL Alan Zweibel

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

One of the original “SNL” writers and consulting producer of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” talks about his memoir “Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier.” Presented by Under One Tent. Free, with registration.

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5:00 pm

VIRTUAL “JCC Book Fest in Your Living Room”

October 25 @ 5:00 pm
$23

Harlan Coben talks about his new thriller “The Boy from the Woods” with author Emily Griffin. Presented by JCC Literary Consortium and JCCs across the nation. $23, includes book and shipping. Registration required.

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