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WE ARE THE JEWS

The We Are the Jews series celebrates the vibrancy and wonderful diversity of the global Jewish community through the lens of music, food, history, ritual, society and film. Join us in our discovery of who we are.

 

The programs listed below are part of this series and are sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC in partnership with local synagogues and Jewish organizations. 

  • THE HOLOCAUST AND THE YISHUV
    THE HOLOCAUST AND THE YISHUV
    Wed, May 01
    Online via Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Professor Eran Kaplan's Talk
  • AN AFTERNOON ON THE HOLOCAUST
    AN AFTERNOON ON THE HOLOCAUST
    Sun, May 05
    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    May 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    May 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
  • COMMUNITY-WIDE YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION
    COMMUNITY-WIDE YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION
    Sun, May 19
    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Come join us to celebrate Israel's 76th birthday and raise funds for Kibbutz Kfar Aza.
  • PREP+RALLY
    PREP+RALLY
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Chef and Food Media Personality Dini Klein Preps and Rallies.
  • BEYOND THE HEADLINES: INSIGHTS FROM AN ISRAELI HERO
    BEYOND THE HEADLINES: INSIGHTS FROM AN ISRAELI HERO
    Tue, Apr 16
    Cong. B'nai Shalom Social Hall
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom Social Hall, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom Social Hall, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    In person and on Zoom. Please RSVP if attending online.
  • LEONARD COHEN: UNTOLD STORIES
    LEONARD COHEN: UNTOLD STORIES
    Tue, Apr 09
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author Event with Michael Posner
  • YOAV HARLEV #BRINGTHEMHOME
    YOAV HARLEV #BRINGTHEMHOME
    Sun, Apr 07
    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Apr 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
    Apr 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
  • BEARING WITNESS - BEING OF SERVICE
    BEARING WITNESS - BEING OF SERVICE
    Tue, Apr 02
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
  • AMERICAN FOOD NOW: HOW WE BECAME A NATION OF FOODIES
    AMERICAN FOOD NOW: HOW WE BECAME A NATION OF FOODIES
    Sun, Mar 24
    Temple Isaiah
    Mar 24, 2024, 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM
    Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Mar 24, 2024, 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM
    Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    This lecture is sponsored by Temple Isaiah's Mimi Epstein Memorial fund. Reception is sponsored by Susan and Bill Epstein.
  • COMMUNITY-WIDE PURIM CARNIVAL 2024
    COMMUNITY-WIDE PURIM CARNIVAL 2024
    Sun, Mar 24
    Cong. B'nai Shalom
    Mar 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Mar 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Congregation B'nai Shalom, Congregation B'nai Tikvah, CCJDS, CC Midrasha, PJ Library Bay Area, and Shevet Egoz.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT  WITH PROF. RON HASSNER
    THE EVOLUTION OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT  WITH PROF. RON HASSNER
    Sun, Mar 17
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Online via Zoom
    An Historical Look at How We Got Here
  • SHALOM BABY: A PARENT-INFANT PLAYGROUP
    SHALOM BABY: A PARENT-INFANT PLAYGROUP
    Sun, Mar 10
    Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    This cohort is for infants born between November 2023 and March 2024 and their parent(s).
  • 29TH ANNUAL EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (VIRTUAL)
    29TH ANNUAL EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (VIRTUAL)
    Sat, Mar 09
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 22, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 22, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Most of EBIJFF29 In-theatre Festival films will be streaming on Eventive in addition to two virtual-only films and an international short film series.
  • THE SHADOW OF THE DAY (VF)
    THE SHADOW OF THE DAY (VF)
    Sat, Mar 09
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 AM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 AM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Virtual Guest Speaker: Fred Rosenbaum. Underwritten by Karen & Jim Holtz; Lili & David Naveh, Ph.D.; Contra Costa Jewish Community Center; Destination Wealth Management.
  • HIP HOP WITH WESTSIDE GRAVY (RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 2023 )
    HIP HOP WITH WESTSIDE GRAVY (RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 2023 )
    Thu, Mar 07
    Cong. B'nai Tikvah
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Cong. B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Cong. B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
    Noah Shufutinsky (aka Westside Gravy) will perform for a special event. Sponsors: CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Tikvah. Co-sponsors: Congregation B'nai Shalom and Temple Isaiah.
  • THE COST OF FREE LAND
    THE COST OF FREE LAND
    Tue, Mar 05
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Book Talk with Rebecca Clarren
  • BEYOND THE SYNAGOGUE: JEWISH NOSTALGIA AS RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
    BEYOND THE SYNAGOGUE: JEWISH NOSTALGIA AS RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
    Mon, Mar 04
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Rachel B. Gross.
  • THE SHADOW OF THE DAY
    THE SHADOW OF THE DAY
    Sat, Feb 24
    Century 16 Theatres
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:05 PM PST
    Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:05 PM PST
    Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, USA
    Opening night film of the 29th East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. Virtual Guest Speaker: Fred Rosenbaum. Underwritten by Lili & David Naveh, Ph.D.; Contra Costa Jewish Community Center.

Past Events of the Series

  • THE HOLOCAUST AND THE YISHUV
    THE HOLOCAUST AND THE YISHUV
    Wed, May 01
    Online via Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Professor Eran Kaplan's Talk
  • AN AFTERNOON ON THE HOLOCAUST
    AN AFTERNOON ON THE HOLOCAUST
    Sun, May 05
    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    May 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    May 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
  • COMMUNITY-WIDE YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION
    COMMUNITY-WIDE YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION
    Sun, May 19
    Congregation B'nai Shalom
    May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    May 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Come join us to celebrate Israel's 76th birthday and raise funds for Kibbutz Kfar Aza.
  • PREP+RALLY
    PREP+RALLY
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Time is TBD
    Online via Zoom
    Chef and Food Media Personality Dini Klein Preps and Rallies.
  • BEYOND THE HEADLINES: INSIGHTS FROM AN ISRAELI HERO
    BEYOND THE HEADLINES: INSIGHTS FROM AN ISRAELI HERO
    Tue, Apr 16
    Cong. B'nai Shalom Social Hall
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom Social Hall, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Apr 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom Social Hall, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    In person and on Zoom. Please RSVP if attending online.
  • LEONARD COHEN: UNTOLD STORIES
    LEONARD COHEN: UNTOLD STORIES
    Tue, Apr 09
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Author Event with Michael Posner
  • YOAV HARLEV #BRINGTHEMHOME
    YOAV HARLEV #BRINGTHEMHOME
    Sun, Apr 07
    Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    Apr 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
    Apr 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Congregation B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
  • BEARING WITNESS - BEING OF SERVICE
    BEARING WITNESS - BEING OF SERVICE
    Tue, Apr 02
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
  • AMERICAN FOOD NOW: HOW WE BECAME A NATION OF FOODIES
    AMERICAN FOOD NOW: HOW WE BECAME A NATION OF FOODIES
    Sun, Mar 24
    Temple Isaiah
    Mar 24, 2024, 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM
    Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Mar 24, 2024, 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM
    Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    This lecture is sponsored by Temple Isaiah's Mimi Epstein Memorial fund. Reception is sponsored by Susan and Bill Epstein.
  • COMMUNITY-WIDE PURIM CARNIVAL 2024
    COMMUNITY-WIDE PURIM CARNIVAL 2024
    Sun, Mar 24
    Cong. B'nai Shalom
    Mar 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Mar 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Cong. B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Congregation B'nai Shalom, Congregation B'nai Tikvah, CCJDS, CC Midrasha, PJ Library Bay Area, and Shevet Egoz.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT  WITH PROF. RON HASSNER
    THE EVOLUTION OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT  WITH PROF. RON HASSNER
    Sun, Mar 17
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Online via Zoom
    An Historical Look at How We Got Here
  • SHALOM BABY: A PARENT-INFANT PLAYGROUP
    SHALOM BABY: A PARENT-INFANT PLAYGROUP
    Sun, Mar 10
    Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Temple Isaiah Adult Lounge, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    This cohort is for infants born between November 2023 and March 2024 and their parent(s).
  • 29TH ANNUAL EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (VIRTUAL)
    29TH ANNUAL EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (VIRTUAL)
    Sat, Mar 09
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 22, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 22, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Most of EBIJFF29 In-theatre Festival films will be streaming on Eventive in addition to two virtual-only films and an international short film series.
  • THE SHADOW OF THE DAY (VF)
    THE SHADOW OF THE DAY (VF)
    Sat, Mar 09
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 AM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 14, 2024, 1:00 AM PDT
    Streaming on Eventive
    Virtual Guest Speaker: Fred Rosenbaum. Underwritten by Karen & Jim Holtz; Lili & David Naveh, Ph.D.; Contra Costa Jewish Community Center; Destination Wealth Management.
  • HIP HOP WITH WESTSIDE GRAVY (RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 2023 )
    HIP HOP WITH WESTSIDE GRAVY (RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 2023 )
    Thu, Mar 07
    Cong. B'nai Tikvah
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Cong. B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Cong. B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, USA
    Noah Shufutinsky (aka Westside Gravy) will perform for a special event. Sponsors: CCJCC and Cong. B'nai Tikvah. Co-sponsors: Congregation B'nai Shalom and Temple Isaiah.
  • THE COST OF FREE LAND
    THE COST OF FREE LAND
    Tue, Mar 05
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 05, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Book Talk with Rebecca Clarren
  • BEYOND THE SYNAGOGUE: JEWISH NOSTALGIA AS RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
    BEYOND THE SYNAGOGUE: JEWISH NOSTALGIA AS RELIGIOUS PRACTICE
    Mon, Mar 04
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Author event with Rachel B. Gross.
  • THE SHADOW OF THE DAY
    THE SHADOW OF THE DAY
    Sat, Feb 24
    Century 16 Theatres
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:05 PM PST
    Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:05 PM PST
    Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, USA
    Opening night film of the 29th East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. Virtual Guest Speaker: Fred Rosenbaum. Underwritten by Lili & David Naveh, Ph.D.; Contra Costa Jewish Community Center.
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