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Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism

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March 2015

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

* 8 (Sunday): 11:00 AM— Bagel Brunch- International Women's Day
Dr Marilyn BoxerOur speaker today will be our own Dr. Marilyn Boxer, historian and Professor Emerita, SFSU, who will speak on "International Women's Day: From Socialist Politics and the Vote to Chocolates and Greeting Cards." Dr. Boxer has written on this topic for the Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, and is author, co-author or co-editor of five books, including When Women Ask the Questions: Creating Women's Studies in America; and Connecting Spheres: European Women in a Globalizing World: 1500 to the Present. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II.

* 11 (Wednesday): 7:00 PM — Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito Havurah
The group will be held at the home of Jean Safir in Berkeley. Please email her if you are coming and what food item you plan to bring to share.

* 15 (Sunday): 4:00 PM— Between Cross and Crescent Video Series
Medieval Jews & ChristiansLecture topic today is "Italian Jewry in the Early Modern Period" Following the migration of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula and from Western and Central Europe, new Jewish communities emerged in Italy as well as in the Ottoman Empire and Eastern Europe. This lecture focuses on the Jewish encounter with Renaissance Humanism as well as mysticism and Kabbalah. It also covers the erection of the ghetto system in Venice and other Italian cities and changing relationships between Jewish and Christian communities. Location: Albany Community Center, Room II.

No Shabbat this month

April 2015

* 4 (Saturday): 6:00 PM — Passover Seder
Passover graphic Please join us for our unique and moving humanistic Passover Seder, "Modern Exodus." We hold a combination catered and potluck event, featuring catered main courses, soups and sides, with potluck appetizers, deserts and beverages. Three members will share their family exodus stories, each a unique chapter of Jewish history. Music and song-leading to be provided by Ben Brussell. Albany Community Center, Community HalI. Pre-registration will be required. You can download our registration form HERE. Location: Albany Community Center, Community Room.

* 19 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch
Speaker/Topic on Yom Hashoah. Please bring your appetite for a delicious lox and bagel brunch. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rm I & II.

* 26 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Between Cross and Crescent Video Series
Medieval Jews & ChristiansLecture topic today is "Kabbalah and Society in 16th Century Safed." Among the places to which Western European Jews emigrated following the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and Portugal in 1497 were lands of the Ottoman empire, including the town of Safed in the Galilee region of (what was long called) Palestine. This lecture looks especially at the work of Isaac Luria and other Jewish spiritual leaders, especially the Lurianic kabbalah as reconstructed by Gershom Scholem. Location: Albany Community Center, Room II.

May 2015

* 17 (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, Rm I & II.

* 24 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Between Cross and Crescent Video Series
Medieval Jews & ChristiansLecture topic today 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.

* 29 (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 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.

 

June 2015

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

* 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.

 

July 2015

* 12 (Sunday): 4:00 PM — Between Cross and Crescent Video Series
Medieval Jews & ChristiansLecture topic today is "The Rise of Eastern European Jewry" In this next-to-last lecture of the series, Ruderman covers the migration of Jews during the 14th and 15th centuries to Poland, where they were given opportunities to establish their own autonomous governments and communal institutions. In this receptive climate, he says, the "traditions of Ashkenazic rabbinical scholarship reached unsurpassed heights." Major academies of Jewish law appeared and large population centers developed. By the late 17th century, Eastern European Jewry had become the largest Jewish community in early modern Europe. 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

* 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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