Welcome to our What's New page! Here we list events around the San Francisco Bay Area that are of interest to those who want to learn more about Judaism.
“Jewish Proselytes (converts) and Proselytism”
with Ken Blady, M.A.
Some topics covered in this multi-media presentation:
- *The Torah and halacha vis-à-vis the ger tzedek (Righteous convert)
- *Forced and Voluntary Mass Conversions
- *Jews by choice: Ruth, baseball player Steve Yeager, singers Jim Croce and Sammy Davis Jr., rapper Nissim Black, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Ike Turner, Connie Chung.
Ken Blady is a Berkeley based Jewish educator, author and translator of seven works from Yiddish. He was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. He has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling. He is the author of Jewish Communities in Exotic Places and The Jewish Boxer's Hall of Fame. Ken teaches adult education courses at Lehrhaus, Acalanes Adult Ed, and OLLI at Cal State Univ., East Bay.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This lecture will be held in the Adult Lounge which is on the lower level of the Temple Isaiah campus.
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette
Thursday, May 16 at 7pm
They have a Signup Genius page where you can RSVP but it may be easier to just contact the emails listed below.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times.
Let’s meet at the Jewish High School and enjoy this unique performance together. Just email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, so I know to expect you. Maybe we can go out for tea afterwards and chat. I’m curious to see how the stories in this play similar or different from the experiences of local Jews of color. Bring your own stories!
The Jewish Women’s Theatre, in Partnership with the Jewish Community High School of the Bay is pleased to present True Colors. Through a series of vignettes the actors present the true stories that were submitted to the Jewish Women’s Theatre.
The stories presented are not from Bay Area Jews of color. What I like about this is it demonstrates the universality of the experience.
There will be Q&A with the talent after the show.
Free parking in the School’s garage; entrance on Pierce.
Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 2:30, doors open at 2 pm
Place: The Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St, San Francisco
Cost: $25.00 General Single Ticket
$30.00 @ The Door
Let's Let's Go to the Theater: A Discussion of THE GOOD BOOK
Berkeley Rep’s play, The Good Book, explores faith, belief in God, and the acceptance of biblical scripture as divine, as opposed to scientific, historical theories of the origin of the Bible.
See the play at Berkeley Rep prior to May 22, and then join Rabbi Chester for a stimulating discussion of the origins of Torah and how it offers us meaning in our lives. For show times and tickets, go to berkeleyrep.org.
Free, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.
Date: May 22
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Place: Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland