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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Hebrew Nicknames in Modern Israel”

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$8

Lecture for Hebrew speakers by Ruth Burstein about her research on the development of nicknames in modern Israel. Presented by Tzavta Club at Oshman Family JCC.

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12:00 pm

“Keeping Your Heart Open, Especially During Stressful Moments”

November 3 @ 12:00 pm
$18 – $36

First in series on how to combine Musar teachings and Jewish mindfulness methods. Taught by psychologist-author Len Felder. Presented by Aquarian Minyan. Also Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1, 8. Sliding scale.

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2:00 pm

“Extraordinary Worlds: Talking with Adam Mansbach”

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
S.F. State, Marcus Hall, Tapia Drive at Font Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
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Free

Author of “Go the F*** to Sleep” discusses his latest work, his political activism and a documentary about Barack Obama’s youth. Presented by Jewish studies and other departments at SFSU. Virtual option.

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5:00 pm

“Inaugural Eva Lokey Lecture in Yiddish Studies”

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Stanford University, Stanford University
Stanford,
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Free

Johns Hopkins Yiddish professor Sam Spinner gets the honor with a talk titled “Jewish Primitivism: Theories of Primitive Art and Der Nister's Stories.” Presented by Taube Center for Jewish Studies. RSVP required.

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6:00 pm

“The Future of Judaism”

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St.
San Francisco, CA
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$5 – $9

A discussion of where the faith is headed and how Jewish leaders are responding to low participation, intermarriage and assimilation. With Paul Geduldig (CEO of JCCSF), Ilana Kaufman (director of Jews of Color Initiative) and Rabbi Sydney Mintz (Congregation Emanu-El). Virtual option. $5 virtual $9 in-person. 

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“Conversation with the Artists: ‘Process’”

November 3 @ 6:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States
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Free

Local artists Nancy Bardach, Lauren Bartone and Cindy Ostroff talk about “Process,” their mixed-media exhibit about inspiration and creativity on display through Jan. 5, 2022 in the Marin JCC’s Isaac Gallery. Registration required. 

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “From Sarah to Sydney”

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Discussion of a new biography of Sydney Taylor, author of the “All-of-a-Kind Family” series, the first children’s books featuring Jewish characters to be published by a mainstream publisher. With Alexandra Dunietz, co-author with the late June Cummins. Presented by Jewish Community Library.

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