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Upcoming Be'chol Lashon Events

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - Sunday, August 2, 2020 Camp Be’chol Lashon
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA
Camp Be’chol Lashon is the only summer camp focused on Jews as a multicultural people. While ALL children are invited to be part of a global Jewish community, Camp Be’chol Lashon provides ethnically and racially diverse Jews with an opportunity to see themselves as an integral part of the Jewish people.

Friday, July 31, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020 Be’chol Lashon Family Camp
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA
The Annual Bay Area Be’chol Lashon Family Camp Shabbaton Retreat has been held at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA since 2004. It begins with Friday night Shabbat dinner and Saturday morning Shabbat services, followed by adult workshops and supervised activities for children.

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TODAY - Sunday, March 1, 2020 Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy
The Center for Jewish History, NYC, New York
Announcing Renowned Iraqi Artist Oded Halahmy’s “Hey, Light” Collection Now on Sale Online Exclusively at The ASF’s Sephardi Shop and Currently on view at the Yeshiva University Museum.

TODAY - Sunday, March 15, 2020 Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
This internationally acclaimed exhibition, organized by Tate Modern, celebrates art made by Black artists during two pivotal decades when issues of race and identity dominated and defined both public and private discourse.

TODAY - Sunday, April 19, 2020 JEW. Photographs by John Offenbach
Jewish Museum London
JEW is a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum London by photographer John Offenbach exploring the nature of what it means to identify as Jewish today: from religious to secular, rich to homeless, criminal to lawful through 34 striking large-scale photographs.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now
John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, NY
Reverend Walter Thompson will be here to speak about the Civil Rights Movement, in honor of Black History Month. Discover what it means to him, what he thinks has been accomplished, and what that looks like for our community in the 21st century.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 African Americans & The Vote: Film Screening & Exhibit Opening
San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society, San Francisco, CA
In honor of Black History Month 2020 the Society will be hosting a theme based film screening & art exhibit opening reception.

Friday, February 14, 2020 National Center for Civil and Human Rights
National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA
Celebrate LOVE at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Friday, February 14th at Cocktails & Conversations! Unwind at The Center and enjoy an evening of Cocktails & Conversations. Explore The Center's signature exhibitions and galleries, while being entertained by live music, art activations, mini-tours, refreshments, and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Monday, March 2, 2020 23rd Edition of the NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
Center for Jewish History, NYC, NY
Lights, Camera, Action! The NYSJFF showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities.

Monday, February 24, 2020 A Conversation with Daniella Farah: Jews and Education in Iran under the Pahlavis
Wornick Jewish Day School, Foster City, CA
Daniella Farah, PhD candidate in Jewish History at Stanford University, specializes in the social and cultural histories of the Jews of the modern Middle East, with a specific focus on Iran and Turkey. In this talk Daniella will explore the topic of Jews and Education in Iran between the late 1940s and the late 1970s.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 The Golden Arches in Black America
Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA
Hear the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 Passover around the World
Pico Union Project, Los Angeles, CA
This multimedia concert features Chad Gadya, Who Knows One, and other Passover songs in multiple languages, arranged in traditional and contemporary styles and performed by renowned musicians. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020 The 2nd Jewish Africa Conference & Morocco Trip Extension!
Morocco
The American Sephardi Federation & Association Mimouna invite you to experience Rabat, Casablanca, Essaouira, and Marrakech with scholars and communities members. Apply today! Application deadline January 24, 2020. Cosponsored by American Sephardi Federation & Association Mimouna.

Past Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020 Black Joy Parade 2020
14th and Alice, Oakland, CA
The 3rd annual Black Joy Parade is here! Join us for the largest free, family-friendly event of its kind in California. A parade and festival to celebrate the black experience past, present and future. We invite you to come be present, be creative, be open and be free.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Supporting Immigrants: Then and Now
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
Join us for this evening panel taking place on the 110th Anniversary of the opening of the Angel Island Immigration Station (January 21, 1910). This day is also recognized as the third annual National Day of Racial Healing.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 Multicultural Jewish Family Circle
RSVP required for location information
The Network provides a safe space where Jewish families of diverse backgrounds can come together to share ideas and experiences. Families have the opportunity to build community, engage role models, and expand networks while participating in fun family-friendly activities at locations across the Bay Area.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - Monday, January 20, 2020 2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival
San Francisco Public Library and City View at Metreon, San Francisco, CA
The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is a free, three-day festival that celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture.

Friday, January 17, 2020 Family Shabbat Dinner in Honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
JCC Harlem, New York, NY
Kick off the weekend of service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating a special MLK-themed Shabbat dinner. The evening will include singing and discussion on how Dr. King's teachings inspire us to care for our neighbors year-round.

Friday, January 17, 2020 Immigration in NYC—Shabbat Dinner + Conversation
JCC Harlem, New York, NY
Consider how individuals might mitigate the immigration crisis in the Harlem community. Marking the start of a weekend of service and justice in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening will honor MLK's legacy and how his teachings continue to inspire us to care for our neighbors. Cosponsored by Repair the World, JCC Harlem.

Friday, January 17, 2020 - Saturday, January 18, 2020 The Schomburg Center’s 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic book fans of all ages to participate in its eighth annual Black Comic Book Festival. Registration for both days is free and is open to the public.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 International Ladino Day: A Celebration of Story and Song
Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
Come celebrate Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish, with acclaimed scholars and musicians. Hear Prof. Gloria Ascher, who has taught courses in Ladino at Tufts University for 17 years, and musicians dear to our hearts, The Elias Ladino Ensemble and Sarah Aroeste.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 The Contemporary Jewish Museum Community Free Day
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Contemporary Jewish Museum's Community Day is an admission-free, fun-for-all extravaganza that has become an annual tradition for Bay Area families.