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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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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Ark: Queer Art for Survival”

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Free

Short film that builds on the story of Noah and the flood by using queer people’s video diaries during quarantine to examine the complexity of survival. Followed by talk with director Nessa Norich. Part of Jewish Queeries Series presented by GTU.

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5:30 pm

“Contemporary Jewish World Music”

October 21 @ 5:30 pm
Schroeder Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA United States
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Free

Jerusalem-born Greek and Iraqi musician Lior Ben-Hur, a Bay Area resident, performs reggae music with his eight-piece band. Part of Sonoma State University’s Jewish music series. Proof of vaccination and masks required.

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6:00 pm

“Song Circle”

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St.,
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free – $30

Thrive Street Choir, an organization that sings at progressive actions,  joins Urban Adamah to teach songs and tips for effective song-leading as means for activism. Bring instruments. Social distancing required. Sliding scale. 

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“When Rabbis Bless Congress”

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St.
San Francisco, CA
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$5 – $30

Howard Mortman of C-SPAN discusses his new book, subtitled “The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill.” Virtual option. $5 virtual, $10 in-person, $30 includes book. 

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6:30 pm

VIRTUAL “True Colors”

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10

Excerpts from a salon theater show will present the  stories of three Jews of color struggling with identity issues. Followed by a discussion led by performer-writer Joshua Silverstein and an artist from the Jewish story nonprofit, The Braid. Presented by Oshman Family JCC, The Braid and Tucson JCC.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Identity and Belonging Through Israeli Arts and Culture”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Four-part lecture series with educator Vavi Toran continues with a look at how poets who write in Yiddish, Hebrew and Arabic express their identity and explore the boundaries of their mother tongue. Presented by Or Shalom Jewish Community. Free, with registration.

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