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Upcoming Be'chol Lashon Events

Sunday, December 15, 2019 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.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 through 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 through 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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Sunday, December 8, 2019 Jewish Women’s Theater Presents: True Colors
Temple Sinai, Oakland, CA
True colors, a Humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times.

Monday, December 9, 2019 Jewish Heritage Night with the Golden State Warriors
Chase Center, SF, CA
Join the Federation and Chabad of SF at Jewish Heritage Night with the Golden State Warriors. Our Bay Area Jewish community will be there in full force when the Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Cosponsored by Chabad SF, JCFSF.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 An Evening of ID Talks by NYC Jewish Community-Builders
Hebrew Union College, New York, NY
Join us in hearing inspiring, personal stories from a diverse group of young change-makers and community leaders in New York City. The event is the culmination of the first NYC cohort of a program called ID, started in Buenos Aires, under the philosophy, "everyone has something to teach, and from everyone you can learn."

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Golem, Zion80, Sharabi: Pre-Hanukkah Smackdown
DROM, New York, NY
Join us for a Hanukkah dance party featuring Jewish music from around the world!

Friday, December 13, 2019 Growing up Jewish in India: A Shabbat Experience with Siona Benjamin
Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center, Boston, MA
Join artist Siona Benjamin for an intimate and lively evening about the connections between art, heritage, and history. Siona will talk about growing up in a Bene Israel Jewish family in multicultural India, and how this has influenced her art. The event includes an Indian buffet dinner. Dietary laws will be observed. Cosponsored by Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center, Jewish Arts Collaborative.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019 Sacred | Irreverence: A Visual And Performing Arts Experience
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, NY
Join us on for an evening of song, theatre and visual art brought to you by the inaugural Base Artists-in-Residence Fellowship of Base MNHTN. Wine and cheese will be served. Cosponsored by The Covenant Foundation..

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Jewish Silk Road Tours: Bukharian Community Tour
Bukharian Jewish Community Center, New York, NY
Learn about the Jewish community that has lived along the Silk Road for over 2000 years. Look at periods of Jewish emigration from Central Asia, and visit the one and only Bukharian Jewish Museum to understand the essence of the Bukharian Jewish culture.

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.

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.

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.

Past Events

Thursday, December 5, 2019 The Israeli Songbook: Ofra, Izhar, Gali & Co. – Celebrating Yemenite Singers
Center for Jewish History, NYC, NY
Join Yemenite-Israeli singer Ariella Edvy and the MusicTalks Ensemble for an evening paying tribute to the Yemenite-Jewish heritage in music. Ms. Edvy will tell the story of the Yemenite-Jewish diaspora and its journey to Israel through the lens of her own family story.

TODAY through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Comedy Oakland
Spice Monkey, Oakland, CA
Comedy Oakland features funny, diverse, up-and-coming comedians. Come check out featured comedian, Samson Koletkar, the world's only Indian Jewish stand-up comedian.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 Screening: ‘400 Miles to Freedom’
Free Synagogue of Flushing, New York, New York
Join Avishai Mekonen for a screening of his film '400 Miles to Freedom' followed by Q&A. Light lunch provided. Tickets are $10 or FREE for members of Free Synagogue. Email Alan executivedirectorfsf@gmail to RSVP. RSVP required.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 Hannah Senesh Community Day School’s Conversations: Fauda
Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Brooklyn, NY
Please join us November 24th, 2019 for a conversation with select cast and creators of Fauda, the popular Israeli television series on Netflix. Fauda (Arabic for ‘chaos’) follows an elite undercover Israeli army unit operating in Palestinian society.

Friday, November 22, 2019 through Sunday, November 24, 2019 Tres Hermanicas & Aquila
Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
A concert combining Sephardic music and medieval Cantigas, celebrating life, love, food & drink, nature, spirituality, adventure & humor.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 The Moos Fellowship: How I Choose to Be (and Do) Jewish
Explore complex Jewish identities at the MOOS Fellowship hosted by Stanford Hillel. Be'chol Lashon's Bezawit Abebe discusses the Ethiopian Jewish community. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Sigd: A Celebration of Coming Home with Avishai Mekonen
Hunter Hillel, New York, NY
Sushi and Stories! Avishai Mekonen is an Ethiopia born, Israel raised filmmaker and photographer whose documentary "400 Miles to Freedom" focuses on his own refugee story in the wider context of race and identity in America. He will be speaking about his experiences of identity and its connection to the history and significance of Sigd. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Monday, November 18, 2019 Jews of Color Campus Coalition November Meeting
NYU Bronfman Center, New York, NY
We want to bring Jews of African, Asian, Latin, Sephardic and/or Mizrahi heritage together to build community, learn, and celebrate culture. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon and the NYU Bronfman Center.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 Beth El Havdalah Dinner
Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, CA
We are delighted to invite Jewish families to get together in a sacred space, socialize, and share a meal together. We will begin with a short havdalah service and song and then enjoy a catered, Kosher-style dinner.