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January 2021

Blue Knot Speaker Series

January 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Let's Chat About Chatbots! Led by Beth White, Founder & CEO of MeBeBot 6:45 - 7 PM Mingling + Networking 7 - 8 PM Presentation + Q&A Are you "that" person who’s used technology solutions, always questioning, "What were they thinking when they designed this UX?" or, "Why is this UI so complicated when all I need to do is XYZ?" Beth was that person! And, she did something about it. Over 2 years ago, Beth founded MeBeBot to elevate…

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YAD 3Sixty Club | Meet the Macher

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
YAD Meet the Macher

An evening with Carol & Sandy Dochen We are excited to announce the return of Meet the Macher! This is an exclusive event for YAD 3Sixty Club members to network with Austin's elite movers & shakers in the community as well as like-minded young adults. If you are already a YAD 3Sixty Club member, THANK YOU! To join, please make a pledge of $30/month (shalomaustin.org/yad3sixty) or a one-time gift of $360 (shalomaustin.org/yaddonate2). Your contribution will do so much for our…

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YAD Torah on Tap

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
YAD Torah on Tap

YAD Torah on Tap: Making Friends & Building Your Jewish Community Led by Dana Baruch, Master Educator & Distinguished Life Coach and Rachel Stern, Shalom Austin Chief Learning & Engagement Officer Join us for an interactive discussion and break out sessions with other young adults for an opportunity to make friends, explore what the Jewish community means to you, discuss how to build the Jewish community you want for yourself, talk about barriers that exist for creating community, and more.…

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February 2021

Adult Jewish Learning | Module 5

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

$72
Adult Jewish Learning

MORE Subversive Sisters: Getting to Know MORE of the Women of Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) Led by Dana Baruch 50 years ago, almost all teachings about the women found in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) came to us through the lenses of men--rabbis, teachers and scholars. It wasn't until about 50 years ago that this began to shift. In 1972 the first female rabbi was ordained in the U.S., and around this same time, Jewish academic feminism was beginning to come into…

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Cooking in Community: Exploring Jewish Food and Culture

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

When it comes to Jewish cuisine, Ashkenazi classics like brisket and matzo ball soup only tell a fraction of the story. Jews have lived and cooked all over the world, and their cuisine tells the tale of delicious diversity. In this interactive Zoom event, cookbook author Leah Koenig (The Jewish Cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking) will discuss the Jewish cuisines of India, Ethiopia, and Rome, and will demonstrate how to make pizza ebraica, a sweet, fruit and nut studded bar cookie…

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Adult Jewish Learning | Module 5

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

$72
Adult Jewish Learning

MORE Subversive Sisters: Getting to Know MORE of the Women of Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) Led by Dana Baruch 50 years ago, almost all teachings about the women found in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) came to us through the lenses of men--rabbis, teachers and scholars. It wasn't until about 50 years ago that this began to shift. In 1972 the first female rabbi was ordained in the U.S., and around this same time, Jewish academic feminism was beginning to come into…

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All About with Alachua: Purim

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Purim

Join us for our next "All About with Alachua" discussion where we'll learn about Purim! Come learn more about the story, traditions, and how you can make your family's celebration extra special. This is an interactive chat. Come share your memories, recipes and traditions! Register here.

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Schusterman Center: “A Home for the Homeless? The Jewish Poorhouse of Eastern Europe”

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Dr. Natan Meir from Portland State University will explore the hekdesh (poorhouse), one of the grimmest institutions in East European Jewish society. This ubiquitous establishment, which often doubled as a sick house for the destitute ill, was home to a motley crew of itinerant and local beggars, vagrants, madwomen and madmen, chronically ill people, and poor orphans. We will examine the development of the hekdesh from its origins in the Middle Ages to its modern transformation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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ADL: Online Hate Uncovered Webinar

February 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

From Real Life Stories to Real World Solutions The global pandemic has forced society into virtual spaces more than ever and laws protecting our ability to work, learn, play, organize and worship online haven?t kept up. Take a deep dive into the impact of online hate and the legal protections currently available (and unavailable) to targets. The webinar will break down the way online hate has real world effects and provide a better understanding of the impact it can have…

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Dell’s Social Crooners: Yiddish Theater in America 

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join Dell's Social Crooners on Zoom for a fascinating look into Yiddish Theater in America.  On Thursday, February 11 at 1:00pm, visit https://zoom.us/j/98596905296 For questions, contact Rachel Wimberley at rachel.wimberley@shalomaustin.org.

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YAD & Moishe House Trivia Night

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
trivia night

Join YAD & Moishe House to test your knowledge of pop culture, history, naming that tune and more at Trivia Night, led by YAD member Ian Spechler! This month's theme is "Love is in the Air"...so prepare for some extra mushy questions (and a little bit of groundhog)! Then get your game face on and come ready to play -- bragging rights are at stake! Register here.

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Adult 60+ Monthly Virtual Shabbat featuring Rabbi Cohen 

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join us for our February Adult 60+ Virtual Shabbat hosted by Rabbi Amy B. Cohen, Shalom Austin Chief Social Services Officer / Jewish Family Service Executive Director. We look forward to coming together virtually on Zoom. Register in advance here. Future Months: Mar 12, 2021 12:00PM Apr 9, 2021 12:00PM May 14, 2021 12:00PM Jun 11, 2021 12:00PM Jul 9, 2021 12:00PM

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Lowell Milken Center: Klezmer Workshop and Concert Featuring Craig Judelman and Sasha Lurje

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Whether an instrumentalist or vocalist, we are all part of the same musical mishpucha! In this fascinating workshop open to instrumentalists and vocalists of all levels, dive deep into the relationship between instrumental and vocal style. What gives Yiddish or klezmer music its unique flavor? How do you transfer Yiddish vocal style to an instrument? Learn all of that and more in this fun installment of the Klezmer workshop series featuring famed Klezmer fiddler, Craig Judelman and sonorous Yiddish singer,…

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Adult Jewish Learning | Module 5

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

$72
Adult Jewish Learning

MORE Subversive Sisters: Getting to Know MORE of the Women of Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) Led by Dana Baruch 50 years ago, almost all teachings about the women found in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) came to us through the lenses of men--rabbis, teachers and scholars. It wasn't until about 50 years ago that this began to shift. In 1972 the first female rabbi was ordained in the U.S., and around this same time, Jewish academic feminism was beginning to come into…

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Austin Jewish Business Network | What’s Love Got to Do With It?

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Speaker: Karen L. Baker, Entertainer, Educator, Author, Coach What’s Love Got to Do With It? It’s 2021! Mazel tov, we have lived through 2020! Regarding work and livelihood: Some of us lost our jobs. Some of us made considered changes in our lives. Many of us are working from home, if we work at all. All of us spent more time isolated than we’re used to. A few of us may feel that this must the end. Yet numbers of…

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Adult Jewish Learning | Module 5

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

$72
Adult Jewish Learning

MORE Subversive Sisters: Getting to Know MORE of the Women of Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) Led by Dana Baruch 50 years ago, almost all teachings about the women found in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) came to us through the lenses of men--rabbis, teachers and scholars. It wasn't until about 50 years ago that this began to shift. In 1972 the first female rabbi was ordained in the U.S., and around this same time, Jewish academic feminism was beginning to come into…

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Parent Pop-In: Philosophy of Play

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Parent Pop In

Calling all parents! Join us for Parent Pop-In each month for an interesting parenting chat! This is a special time for parents to connect with other parents, share and learn, and we hope you'll take a break at noon to pop-in with us. Join us in February to talk about the philosophy of play, led by Shereen Ben-Moshe, Shalom Austin ECP Director. Register here.

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Adult 60+ Virtual Purimshpiel 

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The 2021 Simcha Readers Zoom Purimshpiel Register in advance here. Esther, Queen of Persia cordially invites you to “Shushan’s Got Talent,” an exposé of the greatest talent Shushan has to offer. Our judges: Paulawasha Abdula, ex-Queen Vashti, and Prime Minister, Haman Cowell, will preside over the festivities. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

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Temple Beth Shalom: The Rainbow and the Tent: Exploring LGBTQ+ in Jewish Life

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join Temple Beth Shalom Visiting Associate Rabbi Eleanor Steinman in a two-part session exploring the topic of LGBTQ+ experiences through a Jewish lens. Rabbi Steinman will create a safe space to ask questions related to connecting with the LGBTQ+ members of our family, community and beyond. Topics addressed will include: “How to be a good ally” and “why using preferred pronouns matter”. Whether you have personal connections within the LGBTQ+ community or not, these session provide the foundation to learn,…

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YAD Lonestar Purim

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
YAD Lonestar Purim

YAD Lonestar Purim Come spend Purim with Austin, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio YADs! Join us for mingling, a brief Megillah teaching, and breakout rooms to celebrate the holiday. Don’t forget to dress up! You’ll have a chance to vote for the best costume, and the winner will get a prize! 7:30 PM – Ice Breakers & Mingling 7:45 PM – Megillah Moment with Rabbi Josh Fixler (Congregation Emanu El, Houston) 8:00 PM – Breakout Rooms Register here.

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Schusterman Center: 1,000 Jewish Cookbooks: Gems from a Personal Collection

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

This is the Gale Family Foundation Spring 2021 Lecture. Drawing on her vast cookbook collection, more than 6000 volumes, including more than 1000 Jewish cookbooks, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett will present gems from this treasure, which she has amassed over the course of more than 50 years. Speaking from her kitchen in New York’s Soho, she will talk about how she formed her collection and what Jewish cookbooks – and her favorites, Yiddish cookbooks – can reveal about Jewish life and the…

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March 2021

Adult Jewish Learning | Module 6

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until March 30, 2021

$72
Adult Jewish Learning

The Root of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Between World Wars Led by Rabbi Alan Freedman Much of what shapes the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians can be traced to the time period between World Wars I and II. This Zoom seminar will explore not only the basic parameters of the conflict but also how little the arguments on both sides have changed. We will also examine how ghosts of the British Mandate still affect events and the ongoing clash between…

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Jewish Community Winter Storm Response: Post-Freeze Webinar

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Jewish Community Winter Storm Response: Post-Freeze Webinar The national recovery nonprofit SBP will share tools and training to help impacted residents navigate complex recovery processes, avoid common obstacles, and maximize available resources for a faster recovery. Learn about the following: Navigating federal assistance (FEMA/SBA) Working with insurance Cleanup and mold remediation Working with contractors and avoiding fraud For more information and resources, visit sbpusa.org/start-here. Register for the webinar here.

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