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Note: The items below are NOT in date order within each monthly section.

November 2020

Friendship Circle Events This Fall

  • Virtual Sunday Circle is held on Zoom on Sundays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, now through December 6, with live sing-a-longs, cooking classes, Zumba and yoga, magic shows, games and much more!

You don't want to miss either of them! For more information and registration, please visit: BayAreaFC.org/Fall2020

HaMaqom | The Place

A variety of exciting learning opportunities is starting soon. Check them out!

December 2020


Got Hope? An Evening of Contemplative Study on the Significance of Hanukkah and Its Relevance to This Moment in History
Thursday, December 10, 7:30 - 8:45 PM

Drawing on teachings from Mussar and Chassidic thought, Led by Estelle Frankel, MFT will lead participants in an exploration of Chanukah’s message of “hope — Tikvah” and the role of this middah in our lives. Learn more and register.Menorahs & Pakoras! A Hanukkah Cooking Event for LGBTQ Families
Sunday, December 13, 11:00 AM

Join chef, travel writer and photographer Shulie Madnick as she demonstrates how to make vegetable pakoras for Hanukkah this year! Shulie will share Indian Jewish traditions inspired by her family’s history in Mumbai and Israel, and her food and travels around the world. Families can cook along with the demonstration or simply watch Shulie. Following along with the recipe is optional, but an ingredient list will be sent with registration. Registration is limited for this program. Register online.


Lehrhaus (est. 1920): A Revolution in Jewish Life and Learning
Celebrate 100 Years Since the Founding of the Frankfurt Lehrhaus

Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 PM

Featuring: Fred Rosenbaum, Founding Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica and modern Jewish historian, and Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D., CEO of HaMaqom | The Place.
During the Weimar Republic and the early years of Nazism, many of the greatest modern interpreters of Judaism taught at the Free Jewish Lehrhaus, the famed school for adult Jewish learning in Frankfurt, founded by the young philosopher Franz Rosenzweig. The emphasis was always on the students and their interchange with the teachers and with each other, and often the students became instructors themselves. The transformative experience of dialogue was central to the German-Jewish revival between the wars and has been an inspiration for American Jewish educators over the past two generations. RSVP for this free event.

Many Candles, One World
A Virtual Chanukah Celebration With Our Global Movement

Sunday, December 13, 5:00 PM

Produced by the Tony Award winning team of Yael Silver and Carmine Entertainment, the event will feature Chanukah music and traditions from around the world, showcasing acclaimed choirs, cantors, and special celebrity guests. Artists' line-up to be announced!
 
Viewers everywhere will be able to watch this streamed presentation with their families and communities and come together to celebrate and support the World Union. Please support our global impact.

Upcoming Friendship Circle Events

  • Friends at the Park are socially distanced meet ups in the park from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM on December 20.
  • Virtual Sunday Circle is held on Zoom on Sundays at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, now through December 6, with live sing-a-longs, cooking classes, Zumba and yoga, magic shows, games and much more!

You don't want to miss either of them! For more information and registration, please visit: BayAreaFC.org/Fall2020


Be part of The Z3 Project, an online communal experience like no other
Chanukah: December 10–17, 2020

Join Zack Bodner, CEO, Oshman Family JCC, along with artists, performers, speakers of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, and regular folks from around the world to re-imagine Diaspora-Israel relations and explore visions for the future we share as a People.

The 2020 gathering will be 100% online, during the eight days of Chanukah. On each day, participants will premiere exclusive Main Stage conversations, alongside feature articles and educational videos. In addition, there will be local conversations hosted by JCCs from around the globe. Learn more.

Polyphony Lifestreamed Concert
Sunday, December 13, 11:00 AM

Polyphony helps bridge the divide between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through music, while serving as a worldwide model for cooperation based on cultural exchange, dialogue and partnership. Polyphony will return to the Bay Area for a live, virtually streamed concert of popular classical music works performed by 16 members of its Galilee Chamber Orchestra. The concert will be followed by a “meet the artists” Zoom session and Q&A. The program will include:                     

  • Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 n. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
  • Bach Violin Concerto for two violins in D minor 2nd movement, Largo
  • Mendelssohn: Octet In E Flat, Op.20, MWV R20 - 1. Allegro moderato,
  • Yonin Richetr - ךחצמ רוטע
  • Yehoram Gaon - דובכה לכ
  • Taiseer Haddad Capricio

Register for the concert and you will receive an invitation by email with the event access  link.

Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781