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

July 2020

Just Text: An Introduction to Social Justice and Social Activism Through The Lens of Ancient Jewish Sources
Presented by the OFJCC
Wednesdays through August 19, 7:00 PM

Connect contemporary headlines to social justice in ancient Jewish sources and discuss the Jewish vision of a more perfect society in this interactive series. Learn more.

Just Text: An Introduction to Social Justice and Social Activism Through The Lens of Ancient Jewish Sources
Wednesdays, July 8 to August 19, 7:00–8:00 PM

This course aims to relate the contemporary headlines to Jewish themes of social justice. Participants will study ancient sources to investigate the Jewish vision of a more perfect society. Come for one class or the whole series! Learn more.

RJ On the Go:
Jewish Life in Your Family Life
Feeling left alone to your own devices? Bring the family together with fun activities anchored in Jewish values. Join a community of families seeking to build a more compassionate world starting at home. For families of children entering grades K-7, Jewish Life in Your Family Life provides structured activities for children and their grown-ups to join in together. Daily activities will be streamed live and each week will feature a different theme, a character trait (middah) supporting compassionate growth. Sign up now to join.

E-Books from Jewish LearningWorks —


On Demand

Access a huge selection of Jewish-themed physical books, CDs and DVDs and to downloadable e-books and audiobooks at no charge! Anybody in the San Francisco Bay Area may apply for borrowing privileges online.

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Introduces: Cinegogue Summer Days
July 16-19

The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) invites you, our community to come together and experience JFI's Cinegogue Summer Days. JFI will be serving up four unique days of new programs showcasing the best of Jewish film and culture in a re-imagined festival experience. Join JFI for a combination of Drive-In movie presentations, virtual events and screenings. The complete lineup will be announced July 1. Check it out!

Institute for Jewish Spirituality's Resources for Challenging Times

Jewish tradition offers rich, accessible and time-tested resources to cope with moments like these. The Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which has pioneered the development and teaching of Jewish mindfulness practices for over 20 years, is here for you now. They are offering the following resources to our community:

Daily Online Meditation
Mondays – Fridays, 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Join one of our master teachers as they lead a live daily guided meditation, sharing 30 minutes of Jewish mindfulness with people from around the world. Open to all, no experience needed. Sign up online.

Weekly Torah Study Sessions
Tuesdays, 11:45 – 12:15 PM
Rabbi Jonathan Slater will lead a weekly program: “Torah Study to Sustain The Soul”, aimed at addressing an aspect of spiritual life that will help us navigate this time of uncertainty and isolation. Open to all, no previous knowledge needed. Sign up online.

HaMaqom Summer Series

We hope to see you with us this summer as we continue to learn and connect at HaMaqom. Soothe your soul with a course on the Book of Psalms, contemplate the messianic era, challenge yourself with the social issues of our day, tour Israel through TV and film, brush up on some Hebrew and more! View all summer course offerings.

JewishLIVE: Now Streaming

Where is a place where you can find dozens of live and on-demand Jewish programs streamed straight into your home? On JewishLIVE, of course!  Learn more.

Judaism Unbound: Unorthodox Interview with Michal and Tova Birnbaum
Now Streaming

Sisters Michal Birnbaum, a cast member from the hit Netflix series Unorthodox, and Tova Birnbaum, Director of Jewish Content at the OFJCC, join Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg at the Judaism Unbound podcast for a conversation reflecting on what Unorthodox can teach us. Learn more.

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