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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
August 2022

Arts & Ideas

Michael W. Twitty – KOSHERSOUL

Mon, August 15
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the James Beard award-winning author of the acclaimed book The Cooking Gene as he explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisine and issues of memory, identity, and food.

Arts & Ideas

60+ Future Planning: Living Options – What to Know

Tue, August 23
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Do you want to stay where you live or is it time for a change? Do you own your home, or does it own you? Let’s talk about a range of living options.
September 2022

Arts & Ideas

Unpacking My Grandmother’s Suitcase

Thu, September 8
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
At 54, Jim, who was raised devoutly Unitarian, met with his mother after a long estrangement. Facing mortality, she informed him: "You are Jewish."

Arts & Ideas

Blue Suede Jews: Jews Who Rock 

Tue, September 13
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Celebrate the impact of Jewish artists on the birth of rock music, featuring film clips of Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul Simon and other icons.

Arts & Ideas

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Wed, September 14
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We’ll explore the life and accomplishments of Ramses, one of history’s most accomplished rulers who epitomized the power and wealth of Egypt.

Arts & Ideas

Dr. Becky Kennedy – Good Inside

Sun, September 18
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The wildly popular parenting expert shares her groundbreaking approach to raising resilient, emotionally healthy kids and offers practical strategies for parents.
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