Civic Engagement

A Different Kind of Service

with Repair the World

Tuesday, September 26, 7-9 PM
Location: Oakstop: 1721 Broadway # 201, Oakland

Repair the World and JCC East Bay are coming together for a kickoff event of learning and volunteering infused with Jewish values. Join fellow young adults from Oakland and Berkeley to engage in conversations that build new connections and serve immediate community needs during the High Holiday season.

We'll support Building Futures by preparing their fall mailing that shares information about their clients successes with stakeholders. This critical community organization builds communities with underserved women and children, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence.

Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Free registration here.

 

JCC East Bay at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
in partnership with Living Room Conversations

Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28
Events take place in downtown Berkeley

The JCC East Bay is thrilled to be a part of Berkeleyside’s fifth annual ideas festival, a two-day event that brings together some of the world’s greatest thinkers for discussion, debate, and workshops. The JCC will host two community conversations, immediately following lectures with writer, television commentator and author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Mychal Denzel Smith, and activist, speaker, and author of Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead Christian Picciolini.

Join us on Friday, October 27 at 11:30 AM at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse for a lecture with Mychal Denzel Smith in conversation with Helena Brantley, followed by a community conversation to dig more deeply into some of the issues just discussed on stage.

Join us on Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM at the Berkeley Rep for a lecture with Christian Picciolini in conversation with Wes Enzinna, followed by a community conversation to dig more deeply into some of the issues just discussed on stage.

Uncharted was founded in 2013 as the Bay Area’s first ideas festival. A production of Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s independent news website, it evolved out of the belief that the most intriguing ideas – and solutions to big challenges – emerge from the collision of different perspectives.

Founded in 2010, Living Room Conversations strives to cultivate respectful engagement among people who may hold profoundly different points of view, and works to build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Click here to learn more about Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

Click here to purchase tickets to Uncharted!

 

An Evening with Living Room Conversations

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 PM

As our communities and our nation become increasingly polarized, the JCC East Bay offers a space where people of differing views and backgrounds can come together for respectful dialogue. Join us for a powerful discussion of some of today’s hottest-button issues, expertly facilitated using tools from Living Room Conversations, for a deeper understanding of your community, and yourself.

Founded in 2010, Living Room Conversations strives to cultivate respectful engagement among people who may hold profoundly different points of view, and works to build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Stay tuned for ticket sales!

 

 

Starting with Ourselves: A Jewish Open Space for Anti-Racism

Often we feel we lack the language, support system, or knowledge to do or support anti-racist work. This gathering will be a supportive space to explore and reflect on experiences and assumptions in the service of ending racism. Come ready to engage in thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations. All questions, concerns, levels of understanding, and connections with Judaism are welcome! No experience necessary!

*All locations are ADA accessible. Please contact btarjteam@gmail.com with accessiblity needs and for any other information about the location. For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Racial Justice team: btarjteam@gmail.com

Gatherings take place the first Thursday of the month from 7 - 9 PM in the following locations:
October 5, downtown San Francisco
November 2, East Bay JCC, Berkeley
December 7, East Bay JCC, Berkeley
January 11, East Bay JCC, Berkeley (this is a 2nd Thursday)
February 1, San Francisco
March 7, San Francisco

For location information, click here.

* All Jews are welcome and we anticipate white Jews to be the majority of participants at these sessions. If you are a Jew of Color and would like to learn about ways to connect with other Jews of Color through Bend the Arc, please contact Leili Davari-Bitton at
ldavari@bendthearc.us.

All locations are ADA accessible. Please contact btarjteam@gmail.com with accessiblity needs and for any other information about the location.