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Events in the Wider Community

 Stay Amazed II: A celebration of poetry and music, Thursday, July 23, 7:30pm

A follow-up event to last year’s Stay Amazed book launch, Stay Amazed II will feature all new works and tributes by local poets and songwriters plus a celebratory klezmer dance party. It will be a fundraiser for Poetry Flash.

Literary guests include California poet laureate emeritus Al Young, Bruce Bierman, Sylvia Boorstein, Sandra Cohn, Lucille Lang Day, Jack and Adele Foley, Marisa Handler, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Gary Lapow, Barbara London, Kim McMillon, Carole Pertofsky, Julie Rogers, Yiskah Rosenfeld, and many more.

Original musical compositions and dedications will be performed by Lester Chambers (of the Chambers Brothers), Linda Hirschhorn, Lior Tsarfaty and Betsy Rose.

The evening will conclude with a klezmer dance party featuring Bruce Bierman & Saul Goodman’s Klezmer band: Mike Perlmutter, Dave Rosenfeld, Ivan Velev, and special guest Peter Bonos.

JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley, CA. $10 general   $8 members, seniors and students.

Are you a White, Jewish Parent of a biracial or multiracial child, in an Interracial and Interfaith Relationship? My name is Rachel Weisberg, and I am doctoral student at John F. Kennedy University in the Clinical Psychology program.  I am currently working on my dissertation titled “Jewish Identity: The experience of White Jews parenting in interracial, interfaith relationships”.  I am in the process of recruiting participants. What is your experience as a white Jewish person parenting in an interracial, interfaith relationship?  Can you share your experience?  Please contact Rachel Weisberg, clinical psychology doctoral student, to become a volunteer in a psychology research study.  Rachel Weisberg, M.A. (415) 580-1229 or
 Grief & Growing: A healing weekend for bereaved individuals and families. August 21–23, 2015. This is a weekend program (August 21 -23) for adults, children, teens, extended families, and friends who are experiencing grief from recent or past losses in their life. Take time from the day-to-day demands of life to reflect and renew in a loving and caring Jewish community. All families and genders are welcome. Grief and Growing is professionally guided by griefcare specialists, providing a supportive Jewish environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can meet and work with others who have experienced similar losses. If you have any questions please feel free to call Bay Area Jewish Healing Center at (415) 750-3436. You can also visit  Scholarship support is available. This weekend is co-sponsored by Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, JewishLearningWorks, and Sinai Memorial Chapel.




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