Distinguished Speakers Series
The Distinguished Speakers Series brings fascinating guests to the JCC for dinner and discussion. Here's what's coming up for the 2016-17 season. For more information, contact 408.357.7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, March 16th, 6:30pm - Israeli Food and A Movie. Explore Israeli cuisine! From north to south, Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, chefs and food growers have branched out from a vast array of cultural influences and traditions in Israel’s history to create fresh, contemporary fusions and flavors. Enjoy an Israeli food tasting and a screening of the film: "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" (2016, directed by Roger M. Sherman).The film paints a portrait of Israel and the Israeli people through local food. The feature length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than one hundred cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze. Tickets are $12 JCC member/$15 non-member.
- Thursday, March 23rd, 7:00pm - Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of books about how to raise resilient children, including The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B-. (This event doesn't include dinner.) Tickets are $18, JCC Members $10. JCC members get a special early bird price of $7 when you buy tickets online by 3/15. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
- Thursday May 4th, 2017 6:30pm - Isaac Babel and the Russian Revolution: Lecture and Film, Dr. Elizabeth McGuire will talk about Isaac Babel's life and death. A life spanned some of the most dramatic, creative, and destructive moments in modern history, including the Russian Civil War, the avant-garde internationalist Soviet 1920s, and Stalin's 1930s. This talk will offer historic context for Babel's fiction, and for the documentary Finding Babel. Tickets are $15, JCC Members are $12.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.
The Dr. Wendy Mogel Distinguished Speaker Event is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and the Underwriting Sponsorship by Jack Moore & Bonnie Slavitt Moore.
Michael Krasny and Joel Hoffman will be visiting the APJCC as part of the Jewish Book Council's 2016-17 JBC Network Author Tours.