Dance in Celebration of the Torah Monday, October 24, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz)

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A four-part series on the colorful language of YIDDISH -

background, expressions, teachings, stories & songs

(and even a few curses!

Remember what your Bubby taught you -

if you can't say something nice, say it in Yiddish!)


2 Wednesdays in November (Nov. 16 & 30)

2 Wednesdays in December (Dec. 7 & 14)

7:00 pm

Dec. 7 – First half hour is especially for those who already can read Hebrew:

Learn to read in Yiddish!!

(In 15 minutes, we'll have you reading the Torah in the "mamme-loshen")


Dec. 14 – Special Guest Teacher


Midresh Itzik: Poet Itzik Manger’s Yiddish Retelling of Genesis

Irwin Keller is Spiritual Leader of Congregation Ner Shalom in Sonoma County, where he teaches Yiddish poetry monthly. His essays and sermons can be read at


Meet at Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos



Series: CY & TBE MEMBERS - $25 - $40 (General Public - $45 - $60)

[Dec. 14 w/ Reb Irwin only: CY & TBE MEMBERS - $15-$20 (General Public - $25 - $35)]

What? You were expecting maybe for free?!

To register, contact Rabbi Eli Cohen at: or 831-295-8467

So nu? What are you waiting for?

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Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal – Adult Education

With Rabbi Lori Klein

Monday, November 21 and Monday, December 12 7:00 – 8:30 pm

At the Aptos Fire Station, Soquel Drive in Aptos (just south of The Farm Restaurant) In these two 90 minute sessions, we will look at: racial privilege and lack of privilege; overt and implicit bias; Jewish texts that support our efforts to be allies; barriers to becoming and being allies. We will also pool and discuss concrete actions we can take in our county and in our lives to become better allies on issues of race. Suggested donation: $10/ session ($18 for both) for members of Chadeish Yameinu. $15/ session ($25 for both) for general public. RSVPs would be helpful. Contact Rabbi Eli at:

Rabbi Lori Klein is a long-time independent student of race and racism, and has served as an ally and activist for individuals and groups combating racism and creating fairer systems of criminal justice, immigration, employment, and public benefits.

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