Bay Area

Amnesia World Premiere

Join us for Ariel Luckey's world premiere of Amnesia, a new play about race and immigration at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley. Layering theater, dance, spoken word and a live score of hip hop, Klezmer and Mexican folk music, Amnesia tells the story of a young man who retraces his family’s migration from a small village in Eastern Europe through New York’s Lower East Side to Phoenix, Arizona, only to find that the violence his family fled cannot be so easily forgotten.

Freedom Summer Film Screening

Come see filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s new documentary on the events of Freedom Summer, a massive Black voter registration movement in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. A panel discussion led by Freedom Summer Volunteers after the film will discuss ways we can continue their work today to ensure voting rights for all and strengthen our democracy.
 
Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, NAACP, and ALCU of Northern California.
 
Event is free and open to the public.

Inequality For All Screening and Discussion

Join us for a special screening of Robert Reich’s film, “Inequality For All.” The film follows Reich, the U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap and explores the growth of extreme inequality in America over the past several decades. After the film, participate in discussion and action opportunities led by low-wage workers currently organizing for a living wage and better working conditions in the East Bay

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

A unique community-wide celebration and night of learning, a spiritual journey bringing together people of all varied perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour—or stay until dawn! We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community.

Cosponsored by a growing list of community organizations, including Chochmat HaLev, Congregation Beth El, East Bay Minyan, JCC East Bay, Jewish Federation & Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, KlezCalifornia, Lehrhaus Judaica, Midrasha in Berkeley, Nishmat Shalom, Or Zarua, & Temple Sinai

Freedom Summer Film Screening

Join Bend the Arc, the ACLU, and NAACP for filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s new documentary on the events of Freedom Summer, a massive black voter registration movement in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. A panel discussion after the film will discuss ways we can continue the work of the Freedom Summer volunteers and ensure voting rights for all today.

Entry is free and open to the public.

Hazon Jewish Food Festival

Hazon Bay Area, in partnership with the Oshman Family JCC, is pleased to announce the 2014 Hazon Jewish Food Festival will be held on Sunday April 27th at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. The rich and varied hands-on activities, DIY workshops, lectures, and demos will be engaging for all ages, including people who are already knowledgeable about the intersection of food and Jewish life and those with no prior knowledge of the subject.

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