South Bay Institute
The South Bay Institute is an annual speaker series that presents thought-provoking lectures on a variety of topics from September through May, at various locations around the South Bay. Most lectures are free or low priced.
Some of this year's topics include Jewish approaches to social change, searching for love and identity in the Holy Land, fibbing and why people lie, undercover surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles, and more.
The South Bay Institute is organized by the JCC in partnership with Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Temple Emanu-El, the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association, Yavneh Day School, and the Digital Filmmaking Program at Santa Clara University.
For more information, contact 408.357.7413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* "Member discount price" means members of any South Bay Institute partner organization: the APJCC, Congregations Beth David, Shir Hadash, Sinai, and Temple Emanu-El, the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, the SVHSA, Yavneh Day School, and the Digital Filmmaking Program at Santa Clara University.
The 2017-18 South Bay Institute Speaker Series
September 6, 2017 at the APJCC Auditorium, 7:00-9:00pm
Join us as we launch the South Bay Institute Speaker Series with our first speaker, Professor Aaron Hahn Tapper. His book Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities explores the multifaceted and intensely complicated characteristics of this age-old, ever-changing community. Professor Hahn Tapper is chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. Tickets $12 (member discount price $8*).
Laura Rosenzweig will present her book Hollywood's Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of the Nazis in Los Angeles. This event is hosted by the Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association (SVHSA). Tickets $5. Includes brunch. Please sign up in advance so that we can make sure we have enough food. To sign up, email email@example.com.
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman will discuss "Global Judaism and Israel: Navigating Democracy in the Jewish State." Issues around pluralism and democracy have significantly strained the Diaspora-Israel relationship. At the same time, rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world raises up our need and desire for unity. Rabbi Hartman brings his expertise and that of the Shalom Hartman Institute to this essential question of how the Diaspora-Israel relationship can navigate these challenges and strengthen our mutual support. Hartman is president of the Shalom Hartman Institute, one of Israel's most prestigious research institutions. He is a prominent essayist, blogger, and lecturer on issues of Israeli politics and policy, Judaism, and the Jewish community. Co-hosted by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. Tickets $12 (member discount price $8).
The Hartman Jewish Leadership Project:Transformative Education for Change Agents and Institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area is made possible through generous funding from the Koret Foundation.(Ticket purchase link for the April 22 event is coming soon...)
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.