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Tu B’Shvat Seder

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Please join CJS and the Coastside Jewish Community for a celebratory Tu B’Shvat seder led by Maggid Jhos Singer and Chazanit Julie Batz. *Ritual items and wine will be provided. Children welcome. Saturday, January 26th, 2:30-5pm Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

Echoes of Medieval Manuscripts exhibition

Sunday, January 27, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, March 2, 2013 (All day)

Modern manuscriptIf you thought manuscript illustrations created by theologians trained in writing on calfskin with quill pens had become an extinct art form, you may be interested in a exhibit now at the Alameda Free Library (2nd Floor, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda).

“We Are Family: Real Families, Real Faith, in the Real World” - 2013 Earl Lectures

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day)

We are FamilyWhat makes a family and who decides? Is family best understood as a social contract, a biological accident, or a reflection of Divine love? How did the idea of “nuclear family” emerge as the dominant paradigm when so many of our historic and scriptural models present alternative arrangements? How do our concepts of racial identity, sexuality, and gender influence how we approach our familial roles?

CLGS Leading Voice Award Reception Honoring Mary Tolbert

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:30pm

Mary Ann TolbertThe Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry is proud to present a Leading Voice Award to Professor Mary Ann Tolbert, the Founding Executive Director of CLGS, for her role in transforming the world so that lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and queer people are recognized and valued in their faith communities and in the world at large.

Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

La Mission Film Screening & Discussion with Director Peter Bratt

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:00pm

This screening is a part of the PSR Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference. La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption, transformation and family struggle. Written and directed by Peter Bratt, the film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (official selection).

Pacific School of Religion, Room Location TBA, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Twin Bandits Art Exhibition

Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day) to Friday, May 24, 2013 (All day)

Pamela Lanza, The Hanged Man

This solo exhibition features the intricate ink drawings of Bay Area artist Pamela Lanza.

Building Family Among Senior Populations

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:30am

As Baby Boomers face their own issues with aging, caring for the needs of their parents bring its own unique challenge. What are the ways that congregations can best provide care and community for these “pillars” of the church? While heterosexual contemporaries may have children or other family units to provide support in later years, what happens to the LGBT individuals who have been estranged from their family? Hear stories of hope and challenge from members of the senior community and those who provide services for them.

Dissertation Writing Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:00am

The professional development program invites you to a Dissertation Writing Worship on Friday February 1st from 9AM to 3PM in the Dinner Board Room. The workshop will be presented by Kathleen Kline.

Thinking about your proposal, or already in the middle of writing? This workshop (highly recommended for candidates) will address: what is a dissertation and what needs to be in it? effective academic writing, and how to survive the dissertation-writing process.

Jewish Studies Literary Salon

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Bring your latest poem, short story, creative non-fiction, music, etc., etc. A wine and cheese dessert will be served. Sunday, February 3, 7pm At the home of Paul Hamburg and Rabbi Mimi Weisel 1433 Spruce Street, #B (just north of the Spruce/Vine traffic circle), Berkeley, CA For more info. and to RSVP please contact Daniella: or (510)649.2482

The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:30pm
Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today. Vegetarian lunch will be provided. The Problem with “The Jewish People”


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