Talks & Conversations

Ages 18+

At the JCCSF, we’re always on a quest for something intangible but ever-so valuable: ideas! As a community, sharing thoughts and ideas is part of our core mission. Fresh dialogue fuels our sense of discovery. And it brings us even closer together.

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To keep the ideas coming and the conversations going, we bring you thought leaders, entertainers, authors and innovators.

Whether in panel discussions, intimate chats or virtual workshops, these distinguished guests offer diverse perspectives and windows into other cultures and mindsets.

Over the years, we’ve welcomed many luminaries to our stage. Some are well known. Others are rising stars and ones to watch. All are making an impact and elevating our sense of purpose.

Alice Waters at the JCCSF
Neil Patrick Harris at the JCCSF
September 2021
Wed
22

Arts & Ideas

Yizkor Memorial Service

Date
Wed, September 22
Time
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online

Remembering those we loved, laughed with and looked up to. Join with us in this moving ritual for comfort with compassion and care.

Wed
29

Arts & Ideas

Love Songs of The Ages

Date
Wed, September 29
Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

You’ll fall for this virtual concert experience. It features love songs from the American Song Book, jazz standards, musicals, film soundtracks and more.

October 2021
Wed
6

Arts & Ideas

The Woodstock Music Festival: Rare Performances

Date
Wed, October 6
Time
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

Take a trip back to “Three Days of Peace and Love.” This engaging online event features video clips and a rockin’ discussion of festival highlights.

Thu
14

Arts & Ideas

The Curiosity Lab: An Invitation to Wonder

Date
Thursdays, Oct 14 – Oct 21
Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

What can we spark through imagining together? Explore the power of collaboration, storytelling and improvisation.

Thu
21

Arts & Ideas

The Curiosity Lab: An Invitation to Wonder

Date
Thursdays, Oct 21 – Oct 21
Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

What can we spark through imagining together? Explore the power of collaboration, storytelling and improvisation.

Thu
28

Arts & Ideas

Color Into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present

Date
Thu, October 28
Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Enjoy a docent-led intimate gallery experience — virtually. Along with masterpieces by artists including Cassatt, Degas and Thiebaud, you’ll see rare works and get their intriguing backstories.

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