Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism

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August 2017

*5 (Saturday): S.F. Jewish Film Festival A Quiet Heart photo
Time again to enjoy the fabulous selection of films at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Venues include the Albany Twin in the East Bay, the Cineart on the Peninsula, the Castro in San Francisco, and the Smith Rafael Film Center in Marin. This year we are pleased to be co-presenting the film A Quiet Heart -- a tense, slow-burning thriller about a young woman who finds herself on the dividing line between secular and religious life in Israel while confronting her uncertain future as a promising pianist. Naomi leaves her home in Tel Aviv for a new job in the Haredi neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel. The neighborhood is increasingly hostile to her for being secular, and things only get stranger when she develops a close friendship with a Catholic monk.

Showtimes:
8/5 8:55 PM Albany Twin

* 9 (Wednesday): 7:30 PM — Albany/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond/Kensington/San Pablo Havurah
The group will meet at the home of Rita Wilson in North Berkeley. Please email, call her to say you're coming, and what you would like to bring to share.

* 13 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Kol Hadash Discussion Group
The group will meet at the home of Jean Safir in Albany. Please notify Jean well in advance that you plan to join us.

* 25 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. We will celebrate the August birthdays of our members. Please bring something to share for the oneg. Albany Community Center, Room II

 

 

September 2017

* 10 (Sunday): DAY — Solano Stroll
Come by our booth at the Solano Stroll in Albany and Berkeley and say hello. Our volunteers will be at the booth and would love to speak with you!

* 13 (Wednesday): 7:30 PM — Albany/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond/Kensington/San Pablo Havurah
The group will meet at the home of Miriam Aroner in El Cerrito. Please email, call her to say you're coming, and what you would like to bring to share.

* 16 (Saturday): 3:00 PM — Introduction to Humanistic Judaism
questions about humanistic JudaismPlease be our guest at a talk on Humanistic Judaism: what is the movement about, its history, and our community, Kol Hadash. We welcome your questions Light refreshments provided, free of charge.Albany Community Center, Rooms I and II.

 

 

* 20 (Wednesday): 7:30 PM— Erev Rosh Hashanah
Apples and HoneyJoin us at our humanistic Rosh Hashanah service with music provided by Ben Brussell and Jeanette Lewicki. Poetry, readings, song, food, and inspiration to bring in the new year in this amazing universe. Registration is required; please download our registration form.

 


* 29 (Friday): 7:30 PM— Erev Yom Kippur
Man with shofarJoin us at our humanistic Yom Kippur service with music provided by the San Francisco-Munich Trio (Friedrich Edelmann, Rebecca Rust and Elizabeth Lee). Poetry, readings, and thoughtful reflection. Registration is required; please download our registration form.

 

October 2017

* 15 (Sunday): 11:00 AM: Bagel Brunch: World Refugee Crisis
Turkish RefugeeOur speaker today will be Dr. Beverly Crawford Ames, emerita professor of Political Science and Political Economy at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Ames received fellowships from the Turkish National Science Foundation and from the European Commission to study the demographics of the refugee crisis in Turkey and Europe. Additionally, in the summer of 2015 she became an "accidental volunteer" providing aid to refugees living on the streets in Izmir, Turkey. Bring your appetite, both gastronomically and intellectually! Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

* 28 (Saturday): 11:00 AM —Shabbat and Potluck Lunch
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat and potluck lunch. We will celebrate the October birthdays of our members. Please bring some food to share. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, Albany CA

 

 

November 2017

* 12 (Sunday): 11:00 AM: Bagel Brunch: Jews and the Slave Trade
Prof Deborah HertzDeborah Hertz, holder of the Herman Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies, a professor of history and the 2013--2015 director of the Judaic Studies Program at UC San Diego, will be our guest speaker. She will be addressing the history of Jews and the slave trade. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

*18 (Saturday): 11:00 AM — Shabbat and Potluck Lunch
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat and potluck lunch. We will celebrate the November birthdays of our members. Please bring some food to share. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, Albany CA

 

December 2017

 

*10 (Sunday): Bagel Brunch: Big Tobacco Wants YOU
cigarettesOur speaker today is Naphtali Offen, retired UCSF researcher who studied tobacco industry behavior. He will speak about the effortsof Big Tobacco to target minorities and other populations, particularly the LGBT and African American communities. KH member Alana Shindler will also show some tobacco documents targetting the Jewish community. Public: $10/ea. Albany Community Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

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