Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism

CALENDAR


 

April 2018

*8 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Holocaust Memorial Presentation
Dr Shostak's BookOur guest speaker today is Dr. Arthur B Shostak, who will speak about "Stealth Altruism During the Holocaust". Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant, high-risk efforts by “Carers,” those victims who tried to reduce suffering and improve everyone’s chances of survival. Their empowering acts of altruism remind us of our inherent longing to do good even in situations of extraordinary brutality. Dr. Shostak is an American sociologist, futurist, and former professor of Sociology at Drexel University. Join us for an all-you-can-eat bagel brunch beforehand. Public: $10/ea. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rms I & II.

 

*13 (Friday): 1:00 PM — Kol Hadash Lunch Bunch
Come join us for our friendly monthly lunch at the Sechuan Style Restaurant at 1699 Solano Avenue in Berkeley between Tulare and Ensenada. Please RSVP to Rita Wilson via phone or email by April 11th

*15 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Kol Hadash Discussion Group
The Kol Hadash Discussion Group will meet at the home of Shirley Jowell.  We’ll talk about the trustworthiness of the sources of news.  Please let Shirley know well in advance that you plan to attend the meeting. Bring your calendar, and a snack to share.

*16 (Monday): 3:00 PM — Kol Hadash Film and Book Group
The book for today is Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman, and we'll be meeting at Robyn Raymer's home. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP via email to Shirley Jowell. We meet on the third Monday of the month and the group is limited to ten Kol Hadash members.

*27 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. We will celebrate the April birthdays of our members. Please bring some food to share at the Oneg. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rm II.

 

 

*29 (Sunday) 3:00 PM — Video Series: The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama--The STory of the JewsWe will be showing the fourth of a five-part video series by Simon Schama on Jewish History. The installment is titled Over the Rainbow." Suggested donation: $5. Albany Community Center, Rm II.

 

 

 

 

May 2018

*6 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — Bagel Brunch: Jewish Genealogy
Dr Rachel GrossOur guest speaker today is Dr. Rachel Gross, John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor, Department of Jewish Studies San Francisco State University. The title of her talk is "Intimate Histories: Genealogy and American Jewish Nostalgia." Join us for an all-you-can-eat bagel brunch beforehand. Public: $10/ea. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rms I & II.

 

 

*11 (Friday): 1:00 PM — Kol Hadash Lunch Bunch
Come join us for our friendly monthly lunch at the Himalyan Flavors restaurant at 1585 University Avenue east of Sacramento Street in Berkeley . Here' s a link to the menu. Please RSVP to Rita Wilson via phone or email by May 9th.

*21 (Monday): 3:00 PM — Kol Hadash Film and Book Group
The book for today is When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin, and we'll be meeting at David Shagam's home. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP via email to Shirley Jowell. We meet on the third Monday of the month and the group is limited to ten Kol Hadash members.

 

*20 (Sunday) 3:00 PM — Video Series: The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama--The STory of the JewsWe will be showing the last of a five-part video series by Simon Schama on Jewish History. Thet installment is titled "Return." Suggested donation: $5. Albany Community Center, Rm II.

 

 

 

*25 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. We will celebrate the May birthdays of our members. Please bring some food to share at the Oneg. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rm II.

 

 

 

June 2018

 

*3 (Sunday): 2:00 PM — Kol Hadash Discussion Group
The Kol Hadash Discussion Group will meet at the home of Jean Safir. Please let Jean know well in advance that you plan to be there. Bring your calendar, and a snack to share.

*10 (Sunday): 11:00 AM — ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
members meeting

Our members-only annual meeting will be held today with a light luncheon provided. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rms I & II.

*18 (Monday): 3:00 PM — Kol Hadash Film and Book Group
Our group will meet on the third Monday of the month at a member's home and is limited to ten Kol Hadash members. Book, film and location TBD. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP via email to both Jean Safir and Judy Jacobs.

 

*22 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. We will celebrate the June birthdays of our members. Please bring some food to share at the Oneg. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rm II.

 

 

 

July 2018

*27 (Friday): 7:30 PM — Shabbat
Shabbat ItemsPlease join us at our member-led humanistic Shabbat. We will celebrate the July birthdays of our members. Please bring some food to share at the Oneg. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rm II.

 

 

August 2018

*24 (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 some food to share at the Oneg. Albany COMMUNITY Center, Rm II.

 

*25-26 (Saturday and Sunday) -- time TBD: Weekend with Paul Golin, Exec Dir of SHJ
Paul GolinSAVE THE DATE: We are happy to announce a weekend visit from Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, with public talks and panel discussions in the works. More details to follow...

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