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10:30 am

“Where Do We Go From Here?”

December 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

S.F.-based Jewish Family & Children’s services presents Shalom Hartman Institute senior fellow Tal Becker talking about the impacts of the U.S. elections, Mideast tensions and Israel-diaspora relationships. Free, with registration.

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3:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Chag Habanot: A North African Chanukah Celebration of Women”

December 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate and learn about the Mizrachi holiday that honors women and the heroine Judith. Music by Israeli singer Lala Tamar and local musician Hind Ennaira, plus dance instruction. Presented by S.F.-based JIMENA. Free, with registration.

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5:00 pm

Cultivating and Embodying the Light Within

December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Peninsula JCC presents virtual Hanukkah-themed yoga, meditation for light led by Rabbi Lavey Derby, and candlelighting and gazing meditation. Ages 18 and up. Registration required.

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5:30 pm

“Annual Latke Party”

December 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Free – $125

The Cheese School of S.F. presents an online party. $50 Hanukkah boxes with cheese, cooked latkes and other goodies can be picked up at Ghirardelli Square or shipped for a fee; $125 for deluxe box. Free, with registration.

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lllumiNation: National Virtual Hanukkah Celebration

December 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto has organized this online event and invited Conservative synagogues across the nation to “make the eighth night bright.” In addition to a menorah lighting, local singer-songwriter Neshama Carlebach will perform and author A.J. Jacobs (“The Year of Living Biblically”) will speak. Zoom registration required.

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6:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Hanukkah Zumba”

December 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Addison-Penzak JCC presents a class led by fitness instructor Amy Gardner, adding Hanukkah songs to Latin Zumba music. Free, with registration.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Yiddish Poetry of Struggle”

December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UC San Diego professor Amelia Glaser talks about her book “Songs in Dark Times,” about Jewish leftist poets who wrote about other oppressed peoples, such as Palestinian Arabs, African Americans and Spanish Republicans. Co-presented by Jewish Community Library and KlezCalifornia. Free, with registration.

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