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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Concepts and Misconceptions about Israel, Zionism and Jews”

December 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am

A talk by StandWithUs’ Charlotte Korchak, who teaches students about Israel and how to be effective activists. Sponsored by Beth Ami, StandWithUs, ClubZ and Sonoma County Israel Committee. Free, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Hanukkah Meditation Retreat”

December 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$36 – $72

Urban Adamah and the Jewish meditation center Makor Or present a day of Hanukkah-themed meditation, practice and prayer. With candlelighting and singing. Led by Jewish meditation icons Norman Fischer and Rabbi Dorothy Richman. $36-$72, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Dizzy Dreidel Cookie Workshop”

December 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cooks from Culinary Artistas lead a cookie-baking class for all ages. Parental supervision requested for younger bakers. Presented by the JCCSF and Ghirardelli Square. Free, advance registration required.

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10:30 am

VIRTUAL “Hanukkah Puppet Show”

December 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am

Oshman Family JCC presents a recorded rendition of Leah Goldberg’s Israeli classic, “A Room For Rent,” about five animals looking for roommates and dealing with prejudice. Aimed at ages 4-9. Hebrew and English options. Free.

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12:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Mysteries of Hanukkah”

December 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati presents an online mini-retreat with text study, contemplation, movement, music and mysticism. Led by Reb Irwin Keller. Have Hanukkah candles on hand for night session. 12-3 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m. $118, with registration.

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Songs of Light”

December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Osher Marin JCC presents music scholar James Sokol, who will celebrate Hanukkah and explore themes of light with songs from Broadway, pop and opera. Free, with registration.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Memory of al-Andalus after 1492”

December 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Historian Sabahat Adil talks about how Jews and Muslims have different collective memories regarding history on the Iberian Peninsula. Jewish LearningWorks event. Free, with registration.

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4:30 pm

“ArtBash Live: Hanukkah”

December 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Contemporary Jewish Museum conducts an online, hands-on art project for families. Pick up free supply kits at Beth Sholom (S.F.), Netivot Shalom (Berkeley), Contra Costa Jewish Day School (Lafayette) and Marin JCC (San Rafael) from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 11, and Peninsula JCC (Foster City) 3-6 p.m. Dec. 10. Zoom class at 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 13. […]

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VIRTUAL “Rooted Lullaby” album release party

December 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

Longtime Bay Area-based singer Heather Klein unveils a new album of original songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Meet the artists, hear live/recorded tracks and share your lullaby memories. Free, with registration.

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5:00 pm

“The Kvetch Who Stole Hanukkah”

December 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley presents dramatic readings of that story and “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel.” With a Hanukkah haiku and limerick contest, music and dancing. $5, free for members, with registration.

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5:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Latkes and Laughs”

December 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18 – $54

Temple Emanu-El in San Jose presents an online stand-up show with comedians Wendy Liebman, Jeff Applebaum and Mark Maier. This year it’s “make your own latkes.” gather at 5:30 p.m., show 6-7 p.m. $18-$54, with registration.

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