Dear Friends and Members,
These troubling times invite all of us to explore unique and age-old ways to find community, connectivity, joy, and calmness. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area where JIMENA is headquartered, our staff, board, volunteers and community partners have been ordered to “shelter-in-place” at our homes. This has provided us with a unique opportunity to connect closely with family and loved-ones and find innovative ways to stay in community with our friends and partners. As all of JIMENA’s upcoming face-to-face events have been cancelled we are excited to announce many opportunities for online learning and engagement. We look forward to offering an ongoing array of discussions, lectures, book-talks, classes and meetings with top rabbis, thought-leaders, educators, writers, and community partners in our field.
For the time being, we plan to utilize Zoom as the primary video-conferencing tool for online gatherings and we encourage you to click here for a quick tutorial. Online offerings will be added to JIMENA’s website and Facebook page weekly so please check back often. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.
Upcoming Online Events:
- Sunday | April 5th, 2020 – Book talk and discussion: Spies of No Country Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel with journalist and award-winning author, Matti Friedman
- Thursday | March 26, 2020 – Online Yemenite Cooking Class with Doreet Jehassi, owner and founder of The Ma’lawah Bar. Doreet will demonstrate the process of making Jachnun, a sweet rolled bread that’s slowly baked overnight.
- Sunday | March 29, 2020 – Social Media Training Pro-Israel and Mizrahi Activism with Hen Mazzig. Hen is an Israel-based writer, international speaker, and social activist from Tel Aviv. As one of The Algemeiner’s top 100 most positively influential Jewish people in the world, Hen has single-handedly driven and shaped social-media conversations around contemporary Mizrahi and Sephardic identity and history.
- Wednesday | April 1st, 2020 – Multilingual Passover – Passover offers a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of the Jewish Diaspora. The haggadah has been translated into many languages, and Jews have discussed the holiday using similar but distinct phrases. Join us for A conversation with Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor (Professor, Hebrew Union College) demonstrates this diverse linguistic history. Music by Asher Levy and Chloe Pourmorady