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12:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Activism, Art and Hope”

May 6 @ 12:00 pm

A host of Jewish organizations, including the New Israel Fund and The Kitchen S.F., present a program on the power of art in social change. With photojournalist Oren Ziv, musician and DJ Ellyott Ben Ezer and Jerusalem-based DJ Ramzi. Free, with registration.

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1:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Conversation with Critic Adam Nayman”

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

The author of “It Doesn’t Suck: Showgirls” reappraises “flops” by acclaimed filmmakers Elaine May (“Ishtar”) and Nora Ephron (“This Is My Life”). Part of Rewind, a series on Jewish women filmmakers from Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies. Stream movies on your own; details on website. Free, with registration.

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5:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Testimony from a Survivor of the Cambodian Genocide”

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

S.F.-based JFCS presents Channy Chhi Laux, who wrote a book about how she survived the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s, in its “Confronting Antisemitism” series. For ages 13 and up. Free, with registration

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Ashkenazi Herbalism”

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel talk about plant medicine, folk healers and their book, subtitled “Rediscovering Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews.” Presented by Jewish Community Library and KlezCalifornia. Free, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Creating Hope: Speaking Truth”

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
$72 – $136

Shalom Bayit, a Jewish domestic violence prevention/awareness organization, presents a virtual gala with Rep. Jackie Speier and Ms. founding editor Letty Cottin Pogrebin, among others. $136, $72 for under-35 or Jewish community professional, with registration.

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