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Looking for engagement from the comfort of your own home? 

Join us for these upcoming virtual events!


LABA East Bay presents LABAzooms: That's Absurd!

September 10, 2020 at 7:30pm

LABA East Bay fellows create new work in response to texts, which will be read, exhibited, and performed as part of our LABAzooms series. Each of these events will combine culture with a text teaching and are open to the public. In this next LABAzooms we delve into how Jewish texts and the Jewish soul know that it just doesn't always make sense. Join us for a look at the unreasonable, the illogical, and the ridiculous, featuring artist + self-taught systems thinker, Miriam Dym and writer + curator of conversations Dan Schifrin


Live From Your Living Room! Virtual Book Festival & Author Talks

September, October, and November 2020

What do Michael J. Fox, Jodi Picoult, Deepak Chopra, Ken Follett, Colin Quinn, Steve Madden, Judy Gold, Cameron Douglas, Joan Lunden, Natan Sharansky, and Melissa Clark have in common? Thanks to the Marcus JCC Atlanta, we are now part of the Jewish Literary Coalition and proud to bring a star-studded line-up to the East Bay community. 

Check out the line-up and purchase tickets here.







Venerable Venice in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC

September 2, 9, 16, and 30, 2020 at 11:00am

Do you miss traveling? We do too.  Well, look no further because through this 4-visit series on Venerable Venice you can take an armchair adventure on an interesting, educational, and guided Zoom tour. Through photos, graphics, and more, explore with a local Venetian guide the wonder of Venetian homes (Sep 2), the diverse Venetian community (Sep 9), the Jewish ghetto (Sep 16), and the stunning island of Lido and the Belle Epoque (Sep 30).  Buon viaggio!

There are multiple ways to register:

Register for all 4 visits to Venerable Venice for just $50* HERE

Or register for the individual tours for just $15 each:

Register for September 2 tour to "Venetian Homes" HERE

Register for September 9 tour through the "Diverse Venetian Communities" HERE

Register for September 16 tour through "The Jewish Ghetto" HERE

Register for September 30 tour to "Lido and the Belle Epoque" HERE

*Your ticket purchase helps support our special guests – professional guides – who are mostly or completely out of work.

The 2020 Elections and the Jewish Vote

Thursday, October 8 at 5pm

The results of the November election are not only important for us as a society, but also for our own community. Join us on Zoom where guest speaker Dr. Steven Windmueller will be sharing a nonpartisan election analysis designed to educate about the diverse and significant roles Jews have played and continue to play in American politics. Dr. Windmueller's work in Jewish political behavior has been central to his research and writings. His 2014 book, The Quest for Power, seeks not only to define the nature of Judaism as a political system but to demonstrate how Jews have historically governed themselves over the course of their complex historical journey. This event is part of our Power Through Voting series.



Young Professionals Happy Hour Text Bank

Thursday, October 22 at 6:30pm

Save the date for a zoom party that will make a difference!

Part of our Power Through Voting series, this text bank (like a phone bank, but with texting!) is brought to you in collaboration with the nonpartisan Reclaim Our Vote campaign, which seeks to address voter suppression among people of color by educating voters on how to register, how to find their polling place, and much more. As it is a happy hour, you are invited to arrive with the cocktail (or mocktail) that describes your feelings about the current political climate.







We are committed to investing in our community.  In an effort to keep our public programs affordable, all events are underwritten by the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay.