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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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8:00 am

“Jewish Food Faire”

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Congregation Beth Shalom-Carmichael, 4746 El Camino Ave.
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Congregation Beth Shalom near Sacramento presents Jewish deli and baked goods for 44th year.  Must order by 6 p.m. Oct. 14, drive-through pickup Oct. 24. Extensive menu includes deli meats, lox, matzah ball soup, chopped liver, rugelach, bialys and much more. Schedule a pick-up time when ordering.

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10:30 am

“Funday Sunday at the Park”

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Candace Goodwin, JCC East Bay’s family engagement manager, leads children’s songs, interactive storytelling, dancing, art making and more. For families with kids 2-7. Bring a blanket. Free, suggested donation. 

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “The Unique Dimensions of Israeli Spiritual Caregiving”

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Practitioner-educator Einat Ramon explores modern Israeli approaches and the influence of diverse Jewish and Israeli texts and thinkers on these methods and traditions. Presented by Jewish Community Library.

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VIRTUAL “Beregovski’s Passport to the Old Country of Klezmer”

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Workshop for musicians, singers and listeners on Moisei Beregovski, one of the foremost documenters of Ashkenazi Jewish folk music. Presented by KlezCalifornia and Chochmat HaLev. Free, donation suggested, registration required. 

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1:00 pm

“Over My Dead Body”

October 24 @ 1:00 pm
CinéArts Santana Row, 3088 Olsen Drive
San Jose, CA
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San Jose International Short Film Festival program of six films includes a 25-minute film from 2020 directed by Israeli-born Meital Cohen Navarro about a Persian Jewish woman whose engagement to a Muslim man causes family turbulence. In English and Farsi with English subtitles.

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2:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Jewish Maghreb: A Musical Journey”

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In a hybrid lecture and demonstration, ethnomusicologist and Jewish studies professor Samuel Torjman Thomas explores different areas of Moroccan and Algerian Jewish musical life. Presented by Jewish Community Library.

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Guardian of Democracy Gala”

October 24 @ 4:00 pm
$36 – $300

New Israel Fund’s national gala, celebrating its achievements and work toward building a more just and inclusive Israeli society. Features Israeli political leaders, NIF grantees and award-winning musicians. Proceeds support NIF. Regular admission $300, Community Member admission $180, Young Professional admission $100, New Generation Activist admission $36.

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5:00 pm

“NorCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony”

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St.,
San Francisco, CA United States
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$150 – $250

There will be five new inductees along with many celebrity presenters, plus cocktails, a banquet dinner, silent auction, raffle and scholarship award presentations. $250; $150 for 35 and under. 

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“I Don’t Understand”

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$40 – $60

A play in Russian about an intellectual man yearning for the Soviet Union who meets a woman who grew up in America after her parents left the USSR. Presented by Teatra Fisha.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Deli Revival and Practicing American Jewish Religion”

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm

SFSU Jewish studies professor Rachel Gross examines how the Jewish delicatessen offers  an alternative, under-appreciated way of practicing U.S. Judaism. Under One Tent event.

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7:30 pm

“Sing-Along in Hebrew”

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA United States
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Outdoor event with songs about the seasons led by Shai Rahman on guitar. Meet on the grass. Registration required. 

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