Understanding Muslim Neighbors

Part 1: Sunday, November 17, 9:30am-5:30pm
Parts 2 & 3: Sunday, December 8, 9:30am-5:30pm

Part 1 will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Ave., San Jose, and Part 2 will be held at Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos.

An intensive, in-depth seminar for the Jewish community to build bridges of understanding and respect with Muslims. In two full days with a world-class scholar on Islam, this seminar navigates through a maze of conflicting information and stereotypes to equip Jews with the knowledge and tools to better understand and collaborate with Muslims in tikkun olam (repairing the world). The instructor is Rabbi Reuven Firestone, the Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and Affiliate Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California.

Fee is $60 (or $50 if you sign up before November 11) includes lunch and materials.

Register at umn2019.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact CJLL@apjcc.org.

This event is held in collaboration with Abrahamic Alliance International, Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Shir Hadash, and Congregation Sinai.

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Author Tiffany Shlain
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Book cover, 24/6 by Tiffany ShlainYou’re invited to hear Tiffany Shlain discuss her book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week.

Shlain — an internet pioneer, filmmaker, and author — takes us on an entertaining journey into a strategy for living in our 24/7 world. A far-reaching examination of the digital revolution, 24/6 is an incisive, intimate, and urgent call to re-balance ourselves and ultimately help re-balance society through rethinking the transformative weekly practice of Shabbat.

TIckets $12 (JCC member price $10).

Get tickets online at eventbrite.com.

To see Tiffany Shlain’s speaker highlights reel, go to vimeo.com/242127474.

For more information, contact CJLL@apjcc.org.


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