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1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
510-848-0237 https://www.jcceastbay.org/
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April 2020

Israel & Eurovision – Spring 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 thru Tuesday, May 19, 2020
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Educator: Ilan Vitemberg
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$108 – $180

The Eurovision song contest -- the single most-watched live TV event in the world -- offers a unique lens through which to explore Israeli politics, history, and the national mood. The Israeli government almost fell three times because of controversy over Eurovision. Over six sessions we'll explore "behind the scenes" of Eurovision and ultimately get a better understanding of the story of Israel.

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May 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCEB — Session 4: The Art of Comfort

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Dan Fendel
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$10

The Art of Comfort Judaism provides much needed guidance for family, friends, and caregivers when visiting the sick and consoling the bereaved. This session aims to support caregivers and mourners surrounding topics like sitting shiva, conversational etiquette (what to say and what not to say), and how to comfort the self.  HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ...…

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June 2020

Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCEB — Session 5: Mourning and Grief

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$10

Mourning and Grief: After the Death This session will address Kaddish basics, what the Jewish tradition says about mourning, grief, and memory, and how to gather community support. We will create a safe place to share special cases of death such as stillbirth, neonatal, suicide, physician-assisted death, sudden, and traumatic death. The customs of the first year of mourning (sheloshim) will also be discussed. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area…

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Walking in the Valley of the Shadow — JCCEB — Session 6: When Life Is Over

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$10

When Life Is Over: Where Is Your Soul? Jewish Perspectives on the Afterlife This session will survey the diverse range of Jewish conceptions of the soul, the afterlife, resurrection, and reincarnation, and reflect on the big questions at the end of life. HAMAQOM | The Place (formerly Lehrhaus Judaica), the Gamliel Institute, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center present “Walking in the Valley of the Shadow ... and Not Being Afraid,” a series of discussions about…

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