Be'chol Lashon Newsletter: August 2012
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Be part of a vibrant growing global Jewish community. Celebrate Sukkot with family and friends at the Bay Area Bechol Lashon Sukkot Under the Stars! We are delighted that Siona Benjamin will be joining us as Artist/Scholar-in-Residence this year.
Shanah Tovah from Be'chol Lashon
Around the world, Jews of all ethnic and racial backgrounds have one thing to say as Rosh Hashana approaches: Happy New Year! From all of us at Be’chol Lashon, may it be a year of blessings, growth, sweetness and joy.
Rosh Hashanah, Calcutta Style
On Rosh Hashanah afternoon, many Calcutta families opened their homes to others for the traditional reading of the Book of Psalms, accompanied by a light meal of sweets and fruit.
The Torah at Rosh HaShanah
Rosh HaShanah is the time in the Hebrew Calendar when we celebrate another anniversary of the creation of the universe.
Health and luck with black-eyed peas
Happy New Year and pass the black-eyed peas, please! These happy little bi-colored legumes, also called cowpeas, field peas, or crowder peas, bring good luck.
Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Piyut (Hymn)
Consuelo Luz, Chilean-Cuban singer/songwriter, explores her Sephardic roots adapting ancient Jewish prayers and ballads from Spain, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum
Beverly Daniel Tatum, is a clinical psychologist, professor and President of Spelman College. She is an expert on race relations and author of Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community.
Black Women’s Transitions to Natural Hair
There are as many “natural hair journeys” as there are transitioning women. Many are transitioning silently, without much fanfare. Some are inspired by friends and family members who have already made the switch.
Canadians behind U.S. bill to help Jews expelled from Arab countries
Research by former justice minister Irwin Cotler and other Canadians is at the centre of a U.S. bill to advance the cause of Jews who were driven from Arab and Muslim lands after Israel’s creation.
By continuing to differentiate between “Ashkenazi Jews” and “Jews of Color”, well-meaning institutions and individuals are negating an integral aspect of the identities of many Jews of Color.
Being a Jatina in New York City
In many Latin American countries there are few Jews among an overwhelmingly Catholic population. Some people are not aware that Latinos practice different religions.
The Limits Of ‘Inclusion’
How much can we compromise — religiously, politically and ideologically — for the sake of unity, for the sake of what we call K’lal Yisrael — the whole Jewish people?
Kosher McDonalds and Jewish Cowboys
The roots of Jewish life in Argentina are relatively new, before the late 1800s there were a few Jews who had come to the country but the Inquisition destroyed all signs of Jewish life. Today Argentina is the home to the world’s largest Spanish speaking Jewish community.
Argentinian lawmaker-rabbi resigns from Rabbinical Assembly
The first rabbi to be elected a congressman in Latin America announced his resignation from the Rabbinical Assembly. Sergio Bergman made the announcement Saturday at the World Union of Progressive Judaism gathering in Buenos Aires.
Sara Aharon, Telling the Afghani-Jewish story.
Of the roughly 1,000 Afghani Jews living in the U.S. today, most reside in Queens. Like Sara Aharon. While she knew her father was Afghani growing up, no one talked much about it.
Memories from Syria
Memories from Syria was created from memories of the artist’s childhood in the town of Halab in Syria.
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) is proud to feature La Habana, a unique photographic exhibit by Cuban-born photographer Victoria Montoro Zamorano.
Jewish LGBTQ Monthly Bay Area Mixer
Come join us from 6:30-8:30 for the Jewish LGBTQ monthly Bay Area mixer at Blush, a nice quiet wine bar in the Castro. Every 2nd Wednesday come make some friends, and catch up with old ones.
Indian-Jewish Comedian Samson Koletkar
Growing up Jewish in Mumbai was more perplexing to those around him than Samson himself. As a first generation Indian Jewish guy with zero historical knowledge of American Standup, Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to thought-provoking humour with a global perspective.
Jewish Women’s Conference, National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles
Afternoon panel: Diversity Within Our Jewish Community: Understanding and Strengthening Each Other – The panelists include Dr. Saba Soomekh, Gina Waldman, and Lacey Schwartz. The moderator is Yael Swerdlow.
Ashkenaz Festival: For fans of the traditional and the ‘Balkan-klezmer-Gypsy-punk’ variety
The old world meets the new at the ninth Ashkenaz Festival, the largest Jewish music and cultural festival in the world.
• New York - October 3, 2012 Topic: Judaism in West Africa. RSVP required.
If you want to book a speaker, screen a film or for press inquiries, contact Speakers@bechollashon.org or 415.386.7900.