Achshav Yisrael's "Communities Of Inclusion"

Event has passed (Sat Oct 21, 2017 - Sat Oct 21, 2017)
Congregation Beth Sholom
01:00 PM
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“Communities Of Inclusion: Middle Eastern Jews In Israel’s Modern Era” will take place onSunday, October 21, 1 – 3 p.m., in the Sanctuary.Half of Israel’s Jewish population are immigrants from or the descendants of those who came to Israel from the surrounding Middle Eastern countries or North Africa. They brought with them their unique and beautiful cultural and religious heritage.Join Achshav Yisrael for a special interactive program about the story of Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish Israelis. We will be guided by wonderful Israeli educator Tamar Zaken. Questions and conversation to follow.Tamar Zaken has spent over a decade directing Jewish Service Learning programs at Memizrach Shemesh, the Center for Jewish Social Leadership based in Jerusalem. She graduated from the Joint Program at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and received a Master’s in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York. Tamar is an educator, organizer, and community worker. When she is not teaching or mentoring students, she spends time translating Sephardic rabbinic texts to expose English-speaking audiences to their inspiring message of inclusion and justice.A light Israeli appetizer buffet and refreshments are included.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. Come one, come all! 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
CBS is easily accessible via public transportation. We are conveniently located near the 38 and 28 line Muni stop lines on Geary Boulevard, the 1 line on California Street, and the 2 line on Clement.Street parking is available around CBS, although it can sometimes be challenging to find parking on our block. During the time of this event, there are no parking restrictions in effect. 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email khegg [at] bethsholomsf [dot] org with any questions or call 415.221.8736. 
What's the refund policy?
Refunds can be requested and made up until 24 hours prior to the event.


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