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Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism

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July 2014

* 6 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Discussion Group
The group will meet at Jean Safir's house in Berkeley. Space is limited. We'll be discussing the article "The World is Sick of Israel and it's Insanities" by Gideon Levy, published in Ha'aretz on June 26, 2014. Email Cathy and she'll forward you a copy.

* 9 (Wednesday): 7:00 PM —Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito Havurah
The havurah will meet at Jean Safir's house in Berkeley. Space is limited. Please phone her as soon as possible to tell her you coming and what you plan to bring to share. If you tell her you are coming and then cannot, please let her know.

* 13 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Jewish Civilization Between Cross and Crescent
Medieval Jews & ChristiansThis session's topic is "The Medieval Jewish-Christian Debate." Learn about the Christian policy of replacing tolerance with vilification of Jews and missionizing among them. One tactic was public disputation set up to demonstrate the superiority of Christianity, in which Jews were forced to participate. Two famous such "debates" were staged in Paris in 1239 and Barcelona in 1263. Albany Community Center, Room II.

* 25 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading will be provided by Ben Brussell. We will also be celebrating the July 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 2014

* 10 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Oakland Museum of California Tour and Lunch
OaklandMuseumPlease join us at our second annual museum tour and lunch, this year at the Oakland Museum of California. The tour of the History Gallery will be led by longtime history docent and Kol Hadash member Sheila Lichtman. Following this hour-long tour, some may choose to visit the Art Gallery or the wonderful new Natural Sciences gallery. As we did last year, we will arrange for a post-tour lunch at the museum cafe. Museum admission: $15 general; $10 seniors and students with ID, free to museum members. Watch this space for RSVP instructions, upcoming driving/public transportation directions and carpooling.

* 10 (Sunday): 4:25 PM —Oakland/Hayward Havurah
Soft Vengence filmJoin us at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland for the Jewish Film Festival's screening of Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, a documentary by Abby Ginzberg, 2014, 84 minutes, English. The film is about Albie Sachs, a lifelong fighter for racial equality. If you plan to go to the Oakland Museum tour at 11:00 AM you will already be near the theater. Please buy your own ticket online, by phone (415-621-0523) or possibly at the theater that day. Optional dinner at Little Shin Shin (Chinese) on Piedmont Ave afterwards. Please RSVP with Jane Freeman for film, dinner or both.

* 22 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading will be provided by Ben Brussell. We will also be celebrating the August 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.

September 2014

* 7 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch on Yiddish Culture
Joel SchechterDiana ScottOur speakers today will be Dr. Joel Schechter, professor of theater arts at SFSU, and author of Radical Yiddish and of Messiahs of 1933: How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire, and Diana Scott, professor of art history at CCSF and author of a performance piece about the Jewish chicken ranchers of Petaluma, speaking on Yiddish culture. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Room I & II. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II

* 14 (Sunday): All Day— Solano Stroll
Look for our booth at the Solano Stroll--come by and say Hello!

* 24 (Wednesday): 7:30 PM— Erev Rosh Hashanah
apples & honeySave the date! Registration is required--watch for more information on this site. Location: Albany Community Center, Community Room.

 

 

 

October 2014

* 3 (Friday): 7:30 PM— Erev Yom Kippur
ShofarSave the date! Registration is required--watch for more information on this site. Location: Albany Community Center, Community Room.

 

 

* 12 (Sunday): TBD PM— Sukkot
SukkotSave the date--for members only. Location: at a member's home.

 

 

* 19 (Sunday): 11:00 AM— Bagel Brunch on November Ballot Issues
Your Vote CountsOur speakers today are Helene Lecar and Jean Safir, members of both Kol Hadash and the League of Women Voters. They will be discussing state propositions and local ballot initatives. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Room I & II. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II.

* 24 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-leading will be provided by Ben Brussell. We will also be celebrating the September and October 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.

November 2014

* 2 (Sunday): 4:00 PM— Between the Crescent and the Cross Video Series
Medieval Jews & Christians"Understanding Medieval Anti-Semitism." In this lecture Professor Ruderman describes a great decline in the legal, economic, social and political status of Jews in western Europe during the late medieval period; that is, the 13th-15th centuries. It was in this period that the image of the Jew as usurer, desecrater of Christian icons, poisoner of wells, murderer of Christian children—indeed, as the Devil, emerged and became widespread. Location: Albany Community Center, Community Room.

* 9 (Sunday): 11:00 AM— Bagel Brunch
Save the Date, Speaker/Topic TBD. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Room I & II. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II.

* 21 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. Music and song-November 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.

December 2014

* 7 (Sunday): 11:00 AM— Bagel Brunch
Save the Date, Speaker/Topic TBD. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Room I & II. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II.

* 20 (Saturday): 6:00 PM —Channukah Party and Fundraising Auction
ChanukahSave the date. Location: Albany Community Center, Community Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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