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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.

  • Arts & Ideas
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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
March 2021
Tue
2

Arts & Ideas

Shankar Vedantam

Date
Tue, March 2
Time
4:00 pm
Online

Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

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Ticket: $6
Thu
4

Arts & Ideas

Julia Turshen in conversation with Antoni Porowski

Date
Thu, March 4
Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Julia Turshen offers foolproof recipes for more nutritious takes on the simple, comforting meals for which she’s known.

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Ticket: $10
Thu
4

Arts & Ideas

Walter Isaacson

Date
Thu, March 4
Time
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

A gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

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Ticket: $11
Mon
8

Arts & Ideas

San Francisco Women in Early Rock and Soul

Date
Mon, March 8
Time
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

Celebrate Women’s History Month with rock historian Richie Unterberger spotlighting women in Bay Area rock history.

Mon
8

Arts & Ideas

Mari Andrew

Date
Mon, March 8
Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Mari Andrew discusses her new book, My Inner Sky: On Embracing Day, Night, and All the Times in Between, a collection of essays and illustrations that parallel the phases of the sky.

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Ticket: $12
Wed
24

Holidays

Matzo Tiramisu with Chef Jake Cohen

Date
Wed, March 24
Time
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

From the desert to dessert! Cook along with chef Jake Cohen as he brings together matzo and tiramisu for a decadent Passover treat – Tiramatzu.

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