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12:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Psychoanalysis in Judaism and Islam”

May 19 @ 12:00 pm

U. of Toronto professor Naomi Seidman, formerly of GTU, talks about Jewish languages in Freud’s dreams and UC Davis professor Omnia El Shakry's explores psychoanalysis’ intersections with Islamic mysticism. Part of GTU’s Madrasa-Midrasha program. Free, with registration.

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Songs & Stories: Jewish Jazz”

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chanteuse-storyteller Gilda Solve shares the stories behind famous songs from composers Benny Goodman, Irving Berlin, Artie Shaw and Jerome Kern. Presented by Osher Marin JCC.

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VIRTUAL “In This Place Together: A Palestinian’s Journey to Collective Liberation”

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

American Jewish U. presents the co-authors of the book by that title, Sulaiman Khatib and Bay Area resident Penina Eilberg-Schwartz. The former was imprisoned at age 14 for stabbing two Israelis, and later led a nonviolent peace movement. $18, with registration.

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5:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Reform Zionism: Impact, Identity and Israel”

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A talk about the centrality of Israel to the Reform movement and strengthening U.S.-Israel ties, with URJ’s Rabbi Josh Weinberg and AIPAC’s Rabbi Eric Stark. Presented by AIPAC and Congregation Beth Am. Free, with required registration.

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6:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival” opening night

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

15 days of films opens with two documentaries: “Aulcie” (with English subtitles), plus taped Q&A with former Israel basketball star Aulcie Perry and director Dani Menkin; and “Ruth: Justice Ginsberg in Her Own Words,” plus Q&A with daughter Jane Ginsberg and judge Abe Sofaer. SVJFF runs to June 2. Each film streams for 72 hours; […]

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7:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Israel’s Envoy in Iran”

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Diplomat Efrat Sopher talks about her late grandfather, Meir Ezri, who, as Israel’s ambassador to Iran (1958-1973) assisted fleeing Jews and marshaling aid for earthquake survivors. Presented by S.F.-based JIMENA and U.K.-based Harif. Free, with registration.

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8:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Weaving Mitzvot into Everyday Moments”

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Early childhood expert Janet Harris talks about how good deeds and mitzvahs add value to our lives. Presented by PJ Library Bay Area and East Bay Jewish preschools. Free, with registration.

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