Be'chol Lashon Newsletter: October 2012
Rabbi Sizomu's Fall Tour
Be’chol Lashon is delighted to bring Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, back to the United States for the Fall 2012 speaking tour.
Kenny Kahn Receives the Golden Bagel
Mazel Tov to Camp Be'chol Lashon's Co-Director Kenny Kahn for winning The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California's Golden Bagel award. For more information about Camp Be'chol Lashon.
National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles
Lacey Schwartz, Be'chol Lashon's National Outreach Director, is a panelist on Diversity Within Our Jewish Community: Understanding and Strengthening Each Other.
• Be'chol Lashon DC Group - November 15, 2012: You are invited to the next gathering of the
French Jew shares coveted Nobel Prize in Physics
Serge Haroche, of Moroccan origin, wins prize with American David Wineland for groundbreaking advances in quantum systems.
Proudly Bearing Elders’ Scars, Their Skin Says ‘Never Forget’
“All my generation knows nothing about the Holocaust,” said Ms. Sagir, 21, "I decided to do it to remind my generation: I want to tell them my grandfather’s story and the Holocaust story.”
Why Rick Ross’ ‘Black Bar Mitzvah’ is Totally Fine for the Jews
The Black Bar Mitzvah will definitely cement Ross’ place among 14-year-old Jewish private school kids but that’s about it.
A Promised Land
It was largely questions of identity that led Mekonen to embark on a film project of a personal nature for the first time. His documentary, “400 Miles to Freedom,” tells the story of his personal journey.
Why Choose Judaism?
But why would they choose Judaism? This is a question I hear often. There is nothing more that I love about being a rabbi, than hearing those who choose Judaism explain their choice.
Jewish multiracial families grow in numbers and commitment
Among all age groups, 9 percent are multiracial, according to the 2007 Metro Denver/Boulder Jewish Community Study. National organizations note that the trend is increasing through conversion, marriage and adoption.
‘Feel the rhythm’ of Jamaica’s Judaism
The first thing you notice at Shaare Shalom Congregation in Kingston, Jamaica is the sand on the floor.
For Bukharian Teens, Shelter From The Storm
For Bukharian Jewish teens, growing up in families whose parents are largely unfamiliar with the ways of America, “do not see themselves as Americans or as part of the organized American Jewish community.”
Jews were once loved in Wales
Present in Wales since medieval times, Jews have been episodically welcomed, expelled, admired and more recently been regarded with hostility.
Jay-Z Lit A Menorah Backstage All Eight Nights of His NYC Concert Series
Jay-Z is serious about this whole Jewish street cred thing. After telling Rolling Stone he was the most powerful Jew in the music industry now that Lyor Cohen left the Warner Music Group.
Holidays are times to share some of the stories of bygone days with the family. Recollecting wonderful memories of our grandparents and parents, and sharing them with the children is like paying homage to our ancestors.
Medieval Jewish banquet in small Italian town resurrects forgotten menus
On a recent night in Bevagna, an ancient walled town in central Italy’s Umbria region, biancomangiare (almond rice) was being served as the first course of a special kosher-style dinner aimed at re-creating a meal that Jews in Italy would have eaten in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Rita In Concert: My Joys
The dynamic and sultry singer has made a quiet statement against saber-rattling bluster and political oppression, bringing the distinctive pleasures of her Persian family’s songs and celebrations to life with striking, fresh arrangements.
Sea Turtles: Three Generations Of Jewish-French-Tunisian Women Are Looking For a Beach
With its all-woman cast, Sea Turtles tells the story of mothers, daughters and sisters shuttled by history between Tunis and Paris, in search of a home and their own identity.
Jewish LGBTQ Monthly Bay Area Mixer
Come join us from 6:30-8:30 for the Jewish LGBTQ monthly Bay Area mixer at the Mix, a fun festive bar. Every 2nd Wednesday come make some friends, and catch up with old ones.
400 Miles to Freedom Screening
In his new film, 400 Miles to Freedom, director Avishai Mekonen breaks his 20-year silence about the kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community’s exodus out of Africa.
The Artwork of Siona Benjamin
Siona Benjamin is an artist originally from Bombay, of Bene Israel Jewish descent. Siona’s work reflects her complex cultural background and the transition between the old and new worlds. She raises questions about “home”, identity, immigration, and the role of art in social change.
Yemen Blues @ Highline Ballroom
Yemen Blues mixes music of Yemen and West Africa with contemporary grooves, from funk to mambo, and the deep soul of old chants. Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette, Yemen Blues coexists in both the past and present, at once timeless and modern.
If you want to book a speaker, screen a film or for press inquiries, contact Speakers@bechollashon.org or 415.386.7900.