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September 2019

“The Unbroken Past”

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Professor Kevin Ostoyich of Valparaiso U. talks about a German family’s unique Holocaust-era journey to Shanghai, based on his interviews with Rudy Nothenberg, former S.F. public official.

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“Muslim-Jewish Relations in Morocco and Beyond”

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Lecture on how current geopolitics color the understanding of Jewish history in the Islamic world, with scholar Emily Gottreich of UC Berkeley.

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“The Parsha Project”

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Opening reception of Christopher Orev Reiger’s exhibition of 112 illustrations inspired by the weekly Torah portion. Exhibit through Nov. 14.

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October 2019

Dani Shapiro

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Discussing her most recent memoir, “Inheritance,” about DNA genealogy and the intersections of family secrets, memory, history and identity.

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“Protectors of Pluralism”

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Professor Robert Braun of UC Berkeley discusses his new book, which examines which religious groups protected Jews during the Holocaust, and why.

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November 2019

“Refugees in America”

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Rabbi Lee Bycel discusses his new book about refugees, the hardships they survived and how they adjusted to life in the U.S.

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Book club

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Facilitated discussion of Amos Oz novel “Judas,” set in 1959 Jerusalem.

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Zeruya Shalev

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Israeli-born author discusses her new novel “Pain,” about a woman who experiences life complications after a terrorist attack.

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“Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter”

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Overview of long history of Jews on Ukrainian lands through changing empires and political regimes. With Alti Rodal, co-director of Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

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“The Rediscovered Musical: Stempenyu”

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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A forgotten and never-staged novella-musical written by Sholem Aleichem is discussed by Cantor Sharon Bernstein and U. of Chicago Illinois professor Karen Underfill.

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December 2019

“#MeToo in the Bible and Talmud”

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Author-social worker Rachel Biale discusses how traditional Jewish texts and Talmud commentators address rape and sexual assault.

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