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12:00 am

VIRTUAL Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival

October 5 @ 12:00 am - November 2 @ 12:00 am
$15 – $100

Opening day; all films and TV show episodes available for streaming through Nov. 2. Programs in seven languages, with English subtitles. Features one of actor Ed Asner’s final projects, “Tiger Within.” $15 per film, $80 individual pass, $100 household pass. 

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12:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Death, Bereavement and Burial: New Perspectives”

October 5 @ 12:00 pm
$18 – $36

First in a four-part series exploring ancient traditions and their updates into present-day practices. Topics include cremation, transgender people, how to mourn on Zoom and green burial procedures. Also Oct. 12, 19, 26. Presented by Aquarian Minyan.

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12:40 pm

VIRTUAL “Civil Society and Plurality in Israel”

October 5 @ 12:40 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Session 1 in a series of scholars talking about critical social/cultural issues in Israeli society features Hebrew U.’s Michael Karayanni, author of “A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion & State among the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel.” Presented by The Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies.

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VIRTUAL “Religion and State”

October 5 @ 12:40 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Michael Karayanni of Hebrew U. in conversation with Masua Sagiv of UC Berkeley about his new book “A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion & State among the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel.” Part of Civil Society and Plurality in Israel series from Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law.

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5:00 pm

VIRTUAL “AJC Global Salon: France and Germany”

October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Free

S.F.-based consul generals of France and Germany, Frédéric Jung and Oliver Schramm, discuss current events, goals for their diplomatic missions in the U.S. and the state of Jewish community in Europe. Presented by American Jewish Committee.

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6:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Feeling Jewish: Nostalgia and American Jewish Religion”

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Professor Rachel Gross discusses how Jewish nostalgia is very often expressed through artisanal delis, picture books, old synagogues and genealogy. Based on her book “Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice.” Presented by Swig Program at USF.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Ethics of Human Genome Engineering”

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$8

Joseph Jacobson, associate professor at MIT, discusses whether there should be limits placed on human gene editing. Under One Tent event from Contra Costa JCC.

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