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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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12:30 pm

VIRTUAL “The New Governing Coalition and Shifts in Israeli Society”

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Panel discussion on Israel’s current government and the challenges and opportunities the new arrangement has created. Presented by Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Golem Lives! In Prague, in Legend and in Comics”

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Research professor Elizabeth Baer speaks about the history of the golem and contemporary appropriations of the legend. Includes illustrations from novels/comics, plus photos addressing the golem’s origin story. Presented by Jewish Community Library.

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7:00 pm

“Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy”

October 14 @ 7:00 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA
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Free

Flyaway Productions dance performance that asks how Black and Jewish voices, including people who self-identify as both, can amplify the call for racial justice via an end to mass incarceration. Music composed by Jewlia Eisenberg. Through Oct. 17. Social distancing and masks required.

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“Why Do Jewish?”

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$15

Oshman Family JCC President and CEO Zack Bodner leads a launch event for his new book, subtitled “A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood,” on making Jewish identity a meaningful and relevant part of everyday life. Drinks, snacks provided. Ticket includes book. 

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VIRTUAL “The Auschwitz Report”

October 14 @ 7:00 pm
$11

East Bay International Jewish Film Festival kicks off an Oct. 14-17 online screening of this 2021 drama with a background talk by historian Fred Rosenbaum. Film is based on a true story of two Slovak Jews escaping Auschwitz in 1944 and letting the world know what was happening there. In German/Slovak with English subtitles. 7 […]

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