Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs and learning about the author’s background. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session.
Tuesdays, September 15, October 13, and November 17, 7:00–8:00 pm (PDT)
$54 General; $36 Members
Find your center and quiet your mind with Jewish meditation. Drawing from the long history of contemplative practice within Judaism, this series infuses meditation techniques with Jewish language, intentions, texts, and understanding for an inclusive and illuminating experience.
Wednesdays, September 30–November 4, 10:30 am–12:00 pm (PDT)
$150 General; $120 Members
The art of protest has given us imagery we’ll never forget. Go on a visual exploration of dissent that covers the work of Ai Weiwei, Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, and so many more. Learn how art has been used to confront injustice throughout history, explore how artful protest has transformed public opinion, and consider the ways individual voices and perspectives have been expressed and preserved through art.
Thursdays, October 1–November 5, 10:00 am–12:00 pm (PDT)
$150 General; $120 Members
Travel back to the early years of television, when viewers were transported from their work-a-day world to a realm of unequaled entertainment. Drawing on vaudeville roots, early television gave us laughs and thrills from such iconic performers as Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, and the comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With a focus on both the programs and the personalities, enjoy video highlights that bring back memories of an unforgettable era.
Thursdays, October 1–November 5, 1:30–3:00 pm (PDT)
$120 General; $90 Members
Since the nineteenth century, Mediterranean Jews have appeared as exotic subjects in photographs produced primarily by and for European audiences. Drawing on historical method and visual analysis, this class explores the history of photography, its ties to imperial expansion, and what these photographs can teach us about Jewish life in the Mediterranean.
Mondays, October 5–November 23, 1:00–3:00 pm (PDT)
$200 General; $160 Members
Tap into your creativity, strengthen your writing practice, and enjoy the company and feedback of others in this intimate writers’ workshop. Open to both new and experienced writers, this class will explore fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Come prepared to experiment, hone your craft, and most importantly, have fun.
Learn a skill to amplify your voice and advance the cause of justice! Join artist Aram Han Sifuentes for a protest banner making workshop. Part of Sifuentes's ongoing project titled Protest Banner Lending Library, this virtual program will teach you and other members of your household how to create a no-sew, reusable fabric protest banner appliquéd with your own meaningful slogan.