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Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism

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May 2015

* 1 (Friday): 7:30 PM — April Shabbat on May 1!!
Shabbat ItemsOur April Shabbat will occur on the first day of May in San Francisco (Inner Richmond neighborhood) at the home of our member Gabie Berliner. The commentary will be on Economic Justice. For location, please RSVP to info@kolhadash.org. Our member-led humanistic Shabbat will include music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the April birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg, and non-perishable item(s) for the food bank.

* 17 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch
Dr Eran KaplanOur speaker will be Dr. Eran Kaplan, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Israel Studies in the Jewish Studies Department at SFSU. His topic will be "The Recent Israeli Elections and their Aftermath." Prof. Kaplan, who studied at Tel Aviv University before receiving his Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History at Brandeis University, ius author of The Jewish Radical Right: Revisionist Zionism and its Ideological Legacy, and has a forthcoming book on "post-Zionist" political thought in the twenty-first century. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II.

* 24 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Between Cross and Crescent Video Series
Medieval Jews & ChristiansLecture topic is "Kabbalah and Society in 16th Century Safed." Following their expulsion from Spain in 1492, many Jews emigrated to Ottoman lands where they established new centers of rabbinic and kabbalistic learning, including Constantinople, Cairo, and Salonika. The town of Safed in northern Galilee also attracted leading scholars to its academies, including Isaac Luria (1534-1572). In this lecture Professor Ruderman traces the sources and influence of the Lurianic kabbalah of Gershom Scholem.Location: Albany Community Center, Room II.

* 29 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Judy Daar will present a commentary about Jews in early American History from New Amsterdam in 1654 through heroes in the revolution and support for George Washington's presidency. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the May birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg, and non-perishable item(s) for the food bank. Albany Community Center, Room II.

* 31 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Discussion Group
The Group will meet at the home of Doris Mendell in Albany. Please bring your calendar. Let her know in plenty of time that you plan to attend.

June 2015

* 14 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Annual Members Meeting
Albany Community Center, Room I & II.

* 10 (Wednesday): 7:00 PM — Albany/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond Havurah
The group will meet at the home of Anne Ireland and Bill Vensel in Richmond annex. Please call or email them to say you're coming.

* 26 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat?
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the June birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg, and non-perishable item(s) for the food bank. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

* 28 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Discussion Group
The Group will meet at the home of Cathy and Art Bernstein at St Paul's Towers in Oakland. Please bring your calendar. Let them know in plenty of time that you plan to attend.

July 2015

* 12 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Between Cross and Crescent Video Series
Medieval Jews & ChristiansLecture topic is "Shabbetai Zevi—The Mystical Messiah." A century after Luria's death, the Jewish community experienced an outbreak of millenarianism based on the behavior of a self-designated messiah named Shabbetai Zevi (1626-1676). Here Ruderman discusses Zevi's so-called messiahship and its "bizarre aftermath" that persisted through the late 17th and the 18th centuries across Europe. He ends with a discussion of the Sabbetean influence on Baruch/Benedict Spinoza. Location: Albany Community Center, Room II.

* 24 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the June birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg, and non-perishable item(s) for the food bank. Albany Community Center, Room II.

 

August 2015

* 9 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Contemporary Jewish Museum Tour
CJM San FranciscoThe Kol Hadash Third Annual Summer Museum Tour will meet at the CJM, located at 736 Mission St. in San Francisco, a short walk from either the Montgomery or the Powell BART station. General admission for the one-hour private guided tour is $11, or $9 for seniors, or free in company with a CJM member. Following the tour, those interested will have lunch together at the Wise Sons Jewish Deli, which is located in the Museum.

* 28 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading by Ben Brussell. We will celebrate the June birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg, and non-perishable item(s) for the food bank. Albany Community Center, Room II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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