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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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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Sunday Stories: Golems, Robots and Horror Movies”

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Short talk about the origins and manifestations of the golem from Jewish folklore. In conjunction with artist Julie Weitz’s “GOLEM: A Call to Action” exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “An Obser­vant Wife”

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$8

Nao­mi Ragen discusses her new novel, the sequel to “An Unortho­dox Match,” which con­tin­ues the love sto­ry between a new­ly obser­vant Cal­i­for­nia girl and ultra-Ortho­dox wid­ow­er. Contra Costa JCC Under One Tent event.

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1:30 pm

“Israeli Oldies Folk Dance Party”

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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$10

A nostalgic afternoon of classic Israeli folk dances led by Allen King. Bring potluck snacks and drinks, and song requests. Under-18 free. 

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4:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Maimonides: Science and Religion”

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Rabbi David Blumenthal lectures about astrophysics, metaphysics, Maimonides’ belief in physical and spiritual universes, how everything relates to one another and how those beliefs fit with Judaism. Presented by Congregation Beth David.

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8:00 pm

“The Stories Behind The Songs”

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$40

Lecture in Hebrew by Israeli songwriter Noam Horev, author of “A Draft of Happiness,” about his process and inspirations. Includes video and audio. Masks and proof of vaccination or recent negative test required.

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