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Upcoming Be'chol Lashon Events

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Navigating Black-Jewish Identities: A Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion
JCC Harlem, New York, NY
Join ACCESS NY, AJC's young professionals division for those in their 20's and 30's, for our "Navigating Black-Jewish Identities" screening of Lacey Schwartz 'Little White Lie'. After the screening, a post-film discussion featuring Be’chol Lashon’s Lindsey Newman and Hazon’s Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 Multicultural Jewish Family Circle
San Francisco, CA
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.

Monday, November 18, 2019 Jews of Color Campus Coalition November Meeting
NYU Bonfman Center, New York, NY
NYU Bronfman and Be'chol Lashon are collaborating to bring together Jews of Color across colleges and universities in the Tri-State area. 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.

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.

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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Friday, November 15, 2019 Celebrate Sigd
Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, CA
Join us as we celebrate the Jewish Ethiopian holiday of SIGD, and the Israeli Ethiopian community through the remarkable story of Beza Abebe.

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.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 through Thursday, June 13, 2019 The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & their Creators
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY
The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & their Creators is guest curated and features art from critically-acclaimed graphic novelist, activist, and philanthropist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of Somos Arte.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019 Shalom Bienvenidos
Mount Sinai Jewish Center, Inwood, NY
Shalom Bienvenidos explores the Jewish experience in Spanish-speaking lands with a day long event of film, speakers, music, and culinary experiences. Join us as we explore part of this rich culture! * Get $5 off using Promo Code: EARLYBIRD5. Promotion ends 11/5/19. Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 Aveva Dese
JCC Manhattan, New York, NY
Ethiopian-Israeli singer-songwriter AvevA fuses African groove with the beat of Tel Aviv to create her soul-pop music. AvevA's unique musical sound and inspiring voice will make for a not-to-be-missed concert experience.

TODAY through Friday, November 22, 2019 Rabbi Gershom Sizomu’s Fall 2019 Speaking Tour
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and a member of Uganda’s Parliament (the first Jew elected to that body), is touring the U.S. this fall!

Thursday, November 7, 2019 Ethiopian Festival
Regal Cinemas, Hunt Valley, Maryland
Avanti Lab invites you to celebrate Ethiopian-Israeli heritage. Dance and sing across the world from America to Tel Aviv via 2way cinema. Hear special presentations from recipients of the Building Bridges of Peace Award and enjoy a live performance by Ground Heights. Get FREE ADMISSION when you RSVP via email:

Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019 Chassida Shmella Ethiopian Sigd Celebration Weekend
Center for Jewish History, NYC, NY
Our 10th SIGD is scheduled for this year on the first weekend in November, during the weekend of Novemebr 1-3. Join us for Shabbat dinner, films, art, food, dancing, Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, and much more! Cosponsored by Be'chol Lashon.

Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019 Fig Tree
Washington Jewish Film Festival, Washington DC
Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl's harrowing coming of age.

Friday, November 1, 2019 First Friday: Screening of “Flyin’ Cut Sleeves”
The Bronx Museam of the Arts, New York, NY
Flyin' Cut Sleeves is 60-minute documentary film produced and directed by Henry Chalfant and Rita Fecher. Completed in 1993, the film portrays street gang presidents in the Bronx. The project grew out of the experiences of Rita Fecher, the film's co-producer, who taught in a South Bronx school in the late 1960's and early 1970's, became intimately involved with the gangs, their leaders, and the leaders' families and began to document their lives.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Yemen Blues Plays Hallel
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, New York, NY
Hailed by NPR and Time Out for performing some of the most exciting world fusion music happening today, Yemen Blues blends Yemenite Jewish and ancient Arabic music with Afro-funk into a sound all its own.

Friday, October 25, 2019 Reckoning with Our Legacy of Slavery and Charting an Anti-Racist Future
Surrogate's Court New York County, New York, NY
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on New York City's history of slavery and how we can work together to build a racism-free world.