3rd Annual Bay Area Be’chol Lashon Spring Event: MultiCultural Shavuot Festival

Institute for Jewish & Community Research 415.386.2604
Sunday, May 23, 2004 from 1:00-4:00
See flyer at www.JewishResearch.org
Location: Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut Street
Free: open to the public

Join Black, Asian, Latino, and mixed race Jews and their families and friends to celebrate Shavuot (the festival of the giving of the Torah) and the inclusiveness of Judaism. During the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, we commemorate “zman matan Torataynu,” the time of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Tradition asserts that all Jews throughout history stood at Sinai, including future generations and those who join the Jewish people through conversion.

Featuring: Family Art Stations (Asian, Latino and African Jewish Art), Music, Dance, Workshops (with Rabbi Capers Funnye, Rabbi Gershom, Tziporah Sizomu, Miri Hunter Haruach, Ph.D. and Scott Rubin) and a Book Fair with multicultural books by Cody’s Bookstore.

This year we are please to announce that we have 40 co-sponsors:

American Jewish World Service, Ayn Sof Kabbalah Community, Berkeley Hillel, Berkeley-Richmond JCC, Beth Jacob Congregation, Brandeis Hillel Day School, Building Jewish Bridges: Outreach to Interfaith Couples, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Sholom (SF), Congregation B’nai Emunah, Congregation B’nai Shalom, Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Congregation Chevra Thilim, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Kol Shofar, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Congregation Rodef Sholom, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Congregation Sherith Israel, Congregation Shir Hadash, East Bay IJCRC, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay, Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Kol Hadash (Humanistic Judaism), Osher-Marin JCC, Pact, An adoption Alliance, Project Welcome, Union for Reform Judaism, San Francisco Hillel, SFJCC’s Club 18 Teen Program, Tehiyah Day School, Temple Beth Abraham, Temple Beth Sholom (San Leandro), Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County, Temple Israel of Alameda & Temple Sinai

A special thanks to the Berkeley Richmond JCC for donating their Center.

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