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Note: The items below are NOT in date order.

April

Moving with the Tree of Life
Presented by the OFJCC

Fridays, April 2-May 14, 9:30–10:30 AM, Online

Join each week between Passover and Shavuot for an embodiment of divine attributes (Sefirot) that map onto the body, based upon the Tree of Life. Each class will include guided movement sequences as well as time for free-form dance, accompanied by carefully curated playlists and infused with Jewish wisdom teachings for the week's attribute. Learn more.

Maccabi Sports Camp: The West Coast’s Only Jewish Overnight Sports Camp

 

Menlo College, Atherton, CA

If your child loves sports and wants to advance his or her skills in a supportive camp environment, you’ve found the perfect camp. Maccabi Campers develop skills in the sport of their choice – baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis or volleyball. Located at Menlo College in Atherton, Maccabi Sports Camp offers stringent COVID safety compliance in all events and activities. Their focus is sports, yet balanced with fun and traditional Jewish camp excitement. For grades 3-11, sessions run from June 21–July 8 and July 12–August 1. Financial assistance available including grants of $1,000 for first-time campers with One Happy Camper. Request more info by Thursday, April 15 and receive a promo code to save $250! For more information visit maccabisportscamp.org, call (415) 997-8844 or complete the information request form.

The Helen Diller Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration Series: Former Israeli Supreme Court Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch in Conversation with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
Thursday, April 22, 10:00 - 11:15 AM, Zoom

With welcome remarks by Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. Justice Dorit Beinisch, the first woman to serve as President of the Israeli Supreme Court and the first woman State Attorney of Israel, will be joined in conversation by Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Register


Camp Kesem at Stanford
Now accepting applications for summer 2021!

Camp Kesem at Stanford is now accepting applications for new families for the summer of 2021. Camp Kesem is a free, week-long summer camp for children ages 6-18 who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. There are chapters based in college campuses throughout the nation that serve children and their families from across the country. At Camp Kesem, staff and volunteers strive to create a safe space for children impacted by a parent's cancer to relax, be kids and find a shared sense of support in our community. To learn more about the Stanford chapter's Camp Kesem program, visit campkesemstanford.org or email stanford.outreach@campkesem.org.

Kehillah Laugh Off Lockdown! Join Us for a Virtual Comedy “Un-Gala”
Sunday, April 25, 5:00 PM, Zoom

Featuring commedians: Lisa Geduldig, Cathy Ladman and Samson Koletkar. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit kehillah.org/lol

The Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion Jewish Roundtable Presents
Finding Your True Self: Musings of a Black Bisexual Jew

with Chris Harrison
Thursday, April 29 1:00 PM, Zoom

In this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series presentation, Chris Harrison will discuss facets of his life, including his experience of growing up in – and very slowly opening up – the closet.  Chris will also discuss how he discovered Judaism, navigates his Black/biracial identity, and how his different identities intersect to make him a whole and authentic self. Learn more.

In God's Image: LGBTQ Dignity and the Jewish Community
Wednesdays, April 21 and April 28; 5:30 to 6:30 PM, Zoom

This three-part series explores LGBTQ+ language, identity and belonging, not only in our secular world but also in our Jewish community. Discover a sampling of our rich LGBTQ+ and Jewish history, explore Talmud and Torah texts about gender, and find a new lens through which to read these ancient writings. Participants will be introduced to a framework for allyship and advocacy within and beyond the Jewish community.

Register today and use the discount code “friendsofkeshet” to receive $18 off of the cost of registration.

May

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
30 Years; 3 Movies; 15 Days
Wednesday, May 19 - Wednesday, June 2
All films are available for viewing for 72 hours from the first start date.

Learn more on the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival website.

Tue, April 20 2021 8 Iyar 5781