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8:00 am

“SSU Jewish Music Series: Bernstein Songs”

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sonoma State, 1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA United States
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Free

Voice majors from Sonoma State University perform music of the late Leonard (“West Side Story”) Bernstein, art songs in French, religious songs in Hebrew and more. Masks and proof of vaccination/negative test required. Registration required. $5 to park. 

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Nutrition, Metabolism and All That Jazz”

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Addison-Penzak JCC and Jewish Silicon Valley present a talk by dietitian Elisa Itkowitz on metabolism, aging and how ageism affects health.

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12:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”

November 18 @ 12:00 pm
$18 – $36

An exploration into the many levels of interpretation of Jacob’s story, looking at Torah, midrashic, Kabbalistic and Hasidic texts and traditions. First in a four-part series taught by Rabbi Josh Rose, founder of Co/Lab: Reimagine Jewish. Presented by Aquarian Minyan. Also Dec. 2, 9, 16. Sliding scale. 

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4:00 pm

Afikomen Hanukkah celebration

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Includes community menorah lighting with Rabbi Chaim, music with SingJam featuring Ben Kramarz, sufganiyot, prizes, special deals and more.

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“Novato Grand Hanukkah Celebration”

November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave.
Novato., CA
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Free

Eighth-night event includes a drone menorah, gelt drop, fire and LED show, latkes, doughnuts and music. Presented by Chabad of Novato, city of Novato and Nugget Market.

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5:00 pm

“Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy”

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Berkeley Law, Room 110, 225 Bancroft Way
Berkeley,
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Free

Batya Ungar-Sargon will discuss her new book, Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining American Democracy, which critiques the role of American journalists in shaping race, class, religion, and culture.  In conversation with Ethan Katz, UC-Berkeley Professor of History and Jewish Studies. View online or attend in-person.

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VIRTUAL “Holy Sparks: Cultural and Spiritual Fire”

November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Artist Julie Weitz, wildland firefighters and spiritual leaders discuss new ways of thinking about and responding to fires, some based on art and Jewish ideas. Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum. Registration required. 

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6:30 pm

VIRTUAL “Power of Song”

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10

Arielle Korman, co-founding executive director of Ammud: Jews of Color Torah Academy, shares how songwriting has helped her explore and learn about Judaism as a mixed-race Filipina Jew. Presented by Oshman Family JCC and Tucson JCC.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “The Roots of Sephardic and Mizrahi Heritage”

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood and Peninsula JCC explore some of the history, culture and politics of the Jewish communities of Middle East/North Africa. Registration required.

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“Glow-in-the-Dark Hanukkah Soirée”

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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620 Jones, 620 Jones St.
San Francisco, CA
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$30 – $40

Young Jewish Professionals hosts an event for 20- and 30-somethings at a cocktail bar’s outdoor, heated patio. Includes glowing cocktails, glowing swag, latkes, appetizers, sufganiyot, live DJ and menorah lighting. Chabad SF-SoMa Shul event.

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