Thursday, January 24, 2008

March 2008 events

Highlights from the Israel Antiquities Authority:
The Dead Sea Scrolls and 5,000 Years of Treasures

Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco
Exhibiton: February 16, 2008 — August 10, 2008 (Closed Mondays)

The Fifth Annual Bible by the Bay
Keynote Speaker: Professor Judith Plaskow
"Texts We Love to Hate: Reading the Bible in the 21st Century"
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Sunday, March 2, 1 PM - 5 PM

Gary David Goldberg
creator of Family Ties and Spin City
in conversation with Barbara Lane, JCCSF Director of Lectures & Literature
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Wed, Mar 5, 8:00 PM

Betipul
Watch Betipul, the acclaimed Israeli television series on which "In Treatment," the new HBO series is based. "Betipul" features Reuven, an Israeli psychologist (played by Assi Dayan), providing “tipul”—psychological treatment—to five clients and receiving “tipul” himself (from Gila Almagor)! Each viewing will be followed by a panel discussion, focusing on the place of therapy in Israeli society and our lives.
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Thursdays, January 17 - March 13, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Shmuel Rosner, Chief Haaretz Correspondent in Washington
speaks on American-Israeli relations in a post-Bush era
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley
$10 - To pre-register: www.bti-b.org
Sun., Mar 9th: 7:30 pm

Hatikva התקווה 6
Over the last few years, Hatikva 6 has been recognized as one of the biggest Reggae groups in Israel. Their first single, “If I Meet God” has become an instant hit, and has been nominated for "song of the year." Other songs like “White Night” and “Gaydamak” have also been met with great success.

They sing in English, Hebrew, French, and Patua about political, social & personal issues.
Café du Nord, 2170 Market Street, San Francisco
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rabbi Irwin Kula
One of the new leaders shaping the American spiritual landscape, Rabbi Irwin Kula brings the insights of ancient Jewish wisdom to the challenges of the present to help people live more fully. A regular television and radio commentator and the Co-President of CLAL - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Kula offers fresh and incisive perspectives on today's cultural and political landscape. Prepare to be inspired.
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Sun, Mar 16, 8:00 PM

Feminism and Bisexuality with Jennifer Baumgardner
In conversation with Ginger Wolfe, co-founder and editor of interreview.org
Thirty-something feminist activist Jennifer Baumgardner argues that the women's movement didn't necessarily provide her generation with a road map to the equal, fulfilling relationships that they expected. It is the insurgent voices of bisexual women, she says, that are furthering the aims of the feminist dream for a better world.
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Mon, March 17, 8:00 PM

Rock Critic Greil Marcus
in conversation with Gary Kamiya, Salon.com executive director
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Tue, March 25, 8:00 PM

Friday, January 18, 2008

February 2008 Events

8th Annual Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival continued
Temple Beth El, Aptos
February 2-3

Gold Foundation Distinguished Lecture
“Jews Among the Peoples: Visual Archives in German Prison Camps During the Great War”
Dr. Margaret Olin, Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
During World War One, German anthropologists regarded POW camps as small worlds in which they could take extensive research trips to study multiple ethnicities without extensive travel, and make the recordings and measurements that were the hallmarks of their comparative physical anthropological method. For their work, they made use of photography and other forms of visual depiction and established extensive visual archives. The images, linked to the writings of anthropologists and linguists, contributed to an image of the camps as a microcosm of the world. In turn they helped to shape concepts of the peoples of the world and their relationships to one another.

Some of the researchers engaged in such work were Jewish, including the Professor of Art History at the University of Berlin, Adolph Goldschmidt, and the Zionist artist Hermann Struck. Many of the prisoners they studied, photographed, and drew, were Jewish as well. In her lecture, Dr. Olin examines the visual archive they created, with the aim of understanding how the images positioned Jews with reference to other minorities and to Germans.
Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz
Humanities 1 Rm. 202, UC Santa Cruz
Tuesday, Feb 5, 7PM

Santa Cruz Hallel Project: Monthly New Moon Musical Celebration and Praise
Contact Email: shalom@santacruzhillel.org
Feb 6 2008 - 7-9 pm

Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Scholar-in-Residence
Temple Beth El, Aptos

February 8, 9, & 10 2008
Rabbi Wayne Dosick Ph.D is an award winning author and teacher of Kabbalah and spirituality. He will be discussing how contemporary society can be transformed when we bring the transcendent world of the spirit and enduring ethical values to our families, our faith communities, our businesses, our hearts, and our souls.

"Crossing the Divide: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Possibility for Peace?" with Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg is the author of the highly acclaimed book "Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide". He is also a writer for the New Yorker. Co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Israel Action Committee and SC Hillel
UCSC Cowell Conference Room
Feb 13, 12 noon - 2 pm

Micha Feldman on Ethiopian Jewry
sponsored by SC Hillel
Porter College I-Lounge
Feb 20, 6:30-8:00


SF Bay Area Events

Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco
Exhibiton: February 16, 2008 — August 10, 2008 (Closed Mondays)

The Fifth Annual Bible by the Bay
Keynote Speaker: Professor Judith Plaskow
"Texts We Love to Hate: Reading the Bible in the 21st Century"
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Sunday, March 2, 1 PM - 5 PM

Gary David Goldberg
creator of Family Ties and Spin City
in conversation with Barbara Lane, JCCSF Director of Lectures & Literature
JCC San Francisco, 3200 California St
Wed, Mar 5, 8:00 PM

Betipul
Watch Betipul, the acclaimed Israeli television series on which "In Treatment," the new HBO series is based. "Betipul" features Reuven, an Israeli psychologist (played by Assi Dayan), providing “tipul”—psychological treatment—to five clients and receiving “tipul” himself (from Gila Almagor)! Each viewing will be followed by a panel discussion, focusing on the place of therapy in Israeli society and our lives.
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Thursdays, January 17 - March 13, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Agi Mishol
Israeli Pages: A Year of Hebrew Literature

Author of twelve volumes of poetry, Israeli female poet Agi Mishol has won every major Israeli poetry prize, including the first Yehuda Amichai Prize in 2002 and the Dolitsky Prize in 2007. Born in Hungary to Holocaust survivors, Mishol addresses 'the situation' through her poetry.

• Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 5:00 pm
303 Doe Library, UC Berkeley

• Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center SF, 3200 California St

• Thursday, February 7, 2008 - Noon
Stanford University


Treasures from the Holy Land
This exhibition includes rotating examples of the rare and precious Dead Sea Scroll fragments in addition to artifacts spanning over 5000 years, from the Chalcolithic Age (4,000 BC) to the Fatimid Period (11th century AD). The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history. Uncovered by Bedouin herders and excavated by archaeologists in caves along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, fragments of the scrolls were pieced together to form more than 800 documents, many of them Biblical and Apocryphal manuscripts. All of the treasures on view are on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and most have never been seen outside of Israel.

Exhibiton: February 9, 2008 — August 10, 2008
Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco

Lecture: Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:00 pm
de Young Museum’s Koret Auditorium, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco


Gina Waldman, "Forgotten Refugees: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa"
Commonwealth Club (415=597-6705).
Club members: $8; non-members: $15; students: $7
Tues, Feb 12th, 6 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Holocaust Archives at CRL

"Human Rights Before, During, and After World War II," FOCUS on Global Resources Newsletter 27: 2 (Winter 2007-08)
The following are a few selected microform sources held by CRL dealing with human rights violations in Europe before and during World War II. The list also includes resources concerning the aftermath of the war in Europe, Asia, and Israel, such as the Nuremberg and Far East war crimes trials, the formation of the Israeli state, and the arrest and conviction of Adolf Eichmann.
• The Attorney- General of the Government of Israel v. Adolf, the son of Karl Adolf Eichmann: minutes of session.
• Nazi propaganda literature in the Library of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
• The Jewish people from Holocaust to nationhood: archives of the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief, 1930–1960.
• Records of the Reichs Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories, 1941–1945.
• Trial of the war criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law no. 10. October 1946–April 1949] "Subsequent proceedings."
• Trial of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 14 November 1945–1 October 1946
• Privatbanken in der NS-Zeit. Rundschreiben der Wirtschaftsgruppe Privates Bankgewerbe 1934–1945.

See the linked page above for more complete descriptions of the items listed here. Items from CRL are available to UCSC affiliated users via UC's Citation Linker.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January events

2007-2008 Hellen Diller Family Foundation Distinguished Lecture
"The Forbidden Fork, the Cell-Phone Holocaust, and Other Ultra Orthodox Encounters with Technology"
co-sponsored by the Department of History
Dr. Nathaniel Deutsch
January 24th, 2008, 4:00PM
Humanities 1 Room 202
What can the relationship of Ultra Orthodox Jews to technology teach us about the broader encounter between religion and modernity? Hasidism and other contemporary forms of Ultra Orthodox (aka Haredi) Judaism are modern movements that pride themselves on maintaining tradition. Indeed, many embrace the rallying cry of the nineteenth-century rabbi known as the Hasam Sofer that “anything new is forbidden by the Torah.” And yet, these same Jews are often sophisticated users of new forms of technology, including computers, the internet, and cell-phones. How do Ultra Orthodox Jews resolve these tensions? Or do they?

Nathaniel Deutsch is a Guggenheim winning professor of religion at Swarthmore College. He has written or edited books on early Jewish mysticism and Gnosticism, African American religions, and Hasidism.



8th Annual Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
Temple Beth El

January 26-27, 29, 31, February 2-3

Santa Cruz Hillel showings
222 Cardiff Place

My Trip to Prague & The Bubble
Jan 29, 7:00 pm

Naturalized, Caravan 841 & Encounter Point
Jan 31, 7:00 pm



Even Hoshen Press Book Exhibit
BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco
January 6 - February 28, 2008
Artist reception: Sunday, January 13, 2008

"The Jewish Americans"
three-part series
KQED-TV (and possibly other PBS channels)
January 9, 16, & 23, 9:00 p.m.

Dai (Enough)
written and performed by Iris Bahr
Israeli American actress, stand-up artist and neuroscientist Iris Bahr presents a startling, provocative, and miraculously entertaining solo show about the splintered Israeli psyche. Bahr takes us into the world of a Tel Aviv café, only minutes before a suicide bomber enters. Here we meet inhabitants from all strata of Israeli society, as well as its observers and critics: eccentric, lost, hilarious souls whose lives, quirks and neuroses are channeled through Bahr’s remarkable characterizations and ability to bring humor to even the most dire and tragic of circumstances.
SF JCC, 3200 California St. San Francisco
January 10-13

Max Apple: The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories
In conversation with Dan Schifrin, columnist, The Jewish Week
SF JCC, 3200 California St. San Francisco
Monday, January 14, 8:00 PM

Paul Auster
In conversation with Graham Leggat, Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society
Kanbar Hall, SF JCC, 3200 California St. San Francisco
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 PM

Sayed Kashua
Israeli Pages: A Year of Hebrew Literature
In Dancing Arabs and Let It Be Morning, Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua creates protagonists adrift between two worlds. His heroes are totally Palestinian and equally Israeli; entirely Hebrew and entirely Arab; raised in an Arab village and growing up in a Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem, a city both liberated and occupied.

• Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 5:00 pm
Lehrhaus Judaica,2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

• Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 8:00 pm
In conversation with Dr. Donny Inbar, director of cultural events, the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St


Ruth R. Wisse: Jews and Power
Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo accords, Harvard professor Ruth R. Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Wisse demonstrates how Jewish political weakness increased Jewish vulnerability to scapegoating and violence, and unwittingly goaded power-seeking nations to cast Jews as perpetual targets.

Tue, Jan 22, 8:00 PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St



Arab Labor
In this new award-winning satire TV series written by Sayed Kashua, Amjad is a thirty year-old Arab Israeli journalist, married to Bushara, a social worker and father to Maya. In his attempt to make it to the top, he is going through a process of "Israelization", often mocked by his family and not accepted by the majority he is trying to belong to.

• Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:30 pm
Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth Street, SF

* Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 8:30 pm
Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto


Moshe Halbertal on Religious War
Professor Moshe Halbertal teaches philosophy and Jewish thought at Hebrew University and the Shalom Hartman Institute. A prize-winning author, his books include People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, Idolatry, and Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Thought and its Philosophical Implications.

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St