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February 2020

Hebrew Lettering – Winter 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 thru Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Topics: The Arts
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
$36 – $60

In partnership with Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute. For beginners and ongoing students. Learn the basics of making beautiful Hebrew letters. No knowledge of Hebrew, calligraphy or possession of an arts and crafts merit badge is required.

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Journey Through Jewish Music — Winter 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 thru Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topics: The Arts
Educator: Howard Rachelson
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$72 – $120

Howard Rachelson's multimedia musical voyage through Jewish history, from the time of King David to the current day, is a must-see. Travel through Sephardic, Ladino, Ashkenazi, Klezmer, Yiddish, Chasidic, and Classical music, as well as Yiddish Theater in NYC, Broadway composers, Jewish pop stars, Israeli music stars and world music. Featuring photos, videos, songs and fascinating facts. A feast for your ears and eyes!

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March 2020

Tapestry of Tongues: Modern Israeli Literature – Winter 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 thru Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
$90 – $150

Literature was the main artform for the Jews until the 20th century: the story of Jewish literature is the story of the Jews. Modern Hebrew literature is, in fact, an amalgam of the languages of the Jews - Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic. The course will utilize “Ha’Ivrim - The Hebrews,” an exciting new documentary series created by Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar. The film series has won eighteen awards so far and has reached millions of viewers in and outside…

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April 2020

Piyut: Sephardic Jewish Liturgical Music – Spring 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 thru Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Tsipi Gabai
$72 – $120

“Piyut is a chain of tradition of Jewish culture on every level. It is the melody of the heart and the longing for all of the good that lies within the Jewish world and its many communities” -Professor Ephraim Hazan, Bar Ilan University. Join us for an exploration of the enchanting world of Sephardic Piyut. Piyutim are Jewish liturgical poems, written in Hebrew and sung in prayer, at lifecycle events and at Jewish communal gatherings and celebrations. In this course,…

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