Be'chol Lashon Newsletter: September 2013
Be'chol Lashon Annual Family Camp/Retreat
Invite your friends and family for Be'chol Lashon's Annual Family Camp / Retreat. Sign up for Family Camp and receive 10% off! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Named Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at South African University
UConn philosophy professor and Be'chol Lashon Fellow, Lewis R. Gordon, will serve as the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor. Dr. Gordon will be guest speaker at the Be'chol Lashon New York Group on October 17th. RSVP here.
Eruv fever: Four Bay Area eruvs, including new one in S.F., are reshaping
"It's my job to help people engage more deeply with Judaism, to bring more people into the fold of Jewish life and observance," says Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi of Congregation Chevra Thilim and Be'chol Lashon teacher.
Overseas adoptions rise — for black American children
Sophie Brown, CNN, September 17, 2013
In this series, CNN investigates international adoption, hearing from families, children and key experts on its decline, and whether the trend could — or should — be reversed.
Demographic Changes Impact Religious Institutions
The heirs of the dwindling white majority can complain or explain, or they can accept the changes and help re–conceive religious commitment.
Joshua Frydenberg, Jewish Rising Star, Joins New Australian Government
The sole Jewish member of the new Australian government was appointed to a junior minister position.
CNN African Voices: Yityish Aynaw — The first black Miss Israel
From Kate Middleton to Sergey Brin
Angarag Sandag is first Maccabiah athlete from Mongolia
Angarag Sandag already has made history: He is the first athlete from Mongolia to compete in the Maccabiah Games.
Struggling To Preserve an Iranian Jewish Language Before It Goes Extinct
Isaac Yousefzadeh is in mourning for his mother, who passed...but with her death comes a second, more subtle loss–that of her language, Judeo–Kashani, which is now on the verge of extinction.
China produces 1st ‘Jewish Medals’
The Shanghai Mint struck a limited edition series of Shanghai Memory silver and gold medals to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Shanghai Ghetto, which became a temporary home for an estimated 20,000 Jewish refugees who escaped from the Nazi onslaught during the Holocaust.
Reliving the glorious days of Kochi's Jews
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley, is hosting an exhibition of over 100 items that document the history of the Jews of Kerala.
The Ultimate Stuffed Cabbage–a Perfect One–Pot Dinner
MexiKosher Takes Chopped
The Japanese–Mexican chef is the force behind Mexikosher, his strictly kosher Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, and the recent winner of the Food Network's prime–time show, Chopped.
Recalling a Childhood in the Soviet Union, Through a Series of Family Meals
Through a kaleidoscopic mix of family life, politics, history, and jokes, Von Bremzen evokes in her book a whole Soviet–era world of deprivation and delight.
Film: 400 Miles to Freedom
Various dates, Various locations
In 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.
Indian Jewish Congress of USA: Simchat Torah Celebrations
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 4:00pm
Rego Park Jewish Center, Rego Park, NY
Let the children and grandchildren come with you. They will also get a flavor of what the Bene Israel Simchat Torah celebration is all about.
Opening of Hanan Harchol: Jewish Food For Thought
This 9–month–long, catalogued, solo exhibition will feature Harchol's entire animated series, paintings, drawings, graphic novel tapestries, and Jewish texts.
Intercultural Shabbat Celebration
You're invited to a fascinating evening of learning and celebrating our community's diversity.
The Idan Raichel Project
The Idan Raichel Project has represented a hope that artistic collaboration can break down barriers between different backgrounds and beliefs.
Comedy: Samson Koltekar
Various dates, Various venues, Bay Area
As a first generation Indian Jewish guy with zero historical knowledge of American Standup, Samson brings a refreshing approach to thought-provoking humour with a global perspective.
Film: Next Year in Bombay
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:00pm
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley, CA
Sharon and Sharona Galsulkar are the last educators of their Indian Jewish community which is now disappearing. Concerned by their daughters' future, they are also committed to their community's needs. Whose education will they sacrifice?
Exhibit: Global India - Kerala, Israel, Berkeley
Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley unveils the extensive holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life documenting the history of the Jewish community in Kerala, South India.
The Be'chol Lashon Speaker's Bureau presents dynamic global performers who expand our understanding of Jewish life around the world.
Check out Rabbi Gershom Sizomu!
If you want to book a speaker, screen a film or for press inquiries, contact Speakers@bechollashon.org or 415.386.7900.