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Jlife Extra August 15, 2023

Evgenia Kempinski, will discuss “Jews in the Art and Life of Pablo Picasso,” live on Zoom from Haifa, Israel, on Sunday August 20, at 10 AM, for the Orange County Community Scholar Prrogram. Participants will explore, through a Jewish lens, the captivating world of Pablo Picasso, the genius who revolutionized art in the 20thcentury, meet the Jewish individuals who surrounded Picasso, and examine their profound impact on his artistic journey. Kempinski is a Russian Jew born and raised in St. Petersburg. She has been an official St. Petersburg tour guide for over 15 years and is the founder and owner of St. Petersburg Jewish Tours. She now lives in Haifa, Israel.

To register, click https://mailchi.mp/f8d33a50f523/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5926428

Explore the iconic foods that define modern Israeli cuisine and taste street foods including falafel, homemade pita, Israeli salads, hummus, and tahini when “Chef Liron Regev Cooks: Israeli Street Food” on Wednesday, August 23, at 11 AM at the Merage JCC. People will work in small groups to chop, mix, cook, and go home with a treat. Classes are open to all skill levels. For more information, contact Liron Regev at lironr@jccoc.org

To register, click https://www.jccoc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&refno=45944&id=45944

Tal Leead, PsyD, discusses her book, Happier Being: Your Path to Optimizing Habits, Health & Happiness, in person on Thursday, August 24 at 11 AM at the Merage JCC. Learn to become happier by optimizing how you think, feel, and behave every day. Through the latest research, client success stories, and a bit of humor, she will give you the formula for greater happiness and success in life. Purchase the book on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/2vk4mpsy

To register, click https://www.jccoc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&refno=46029

A Community Scholar Program (CSP) member event will feature Dr. Shira Klein live on Zoom from Orange County on Sunday August 27, at 4 PM. “Whitewashing History: Distortion of the Holocaust on Wikipedia” will talk about how a group of Wikipedia editors has been spreading disinformation on the history of the Holocaust. With no obvious ties to any government, they slowly but relentlessly hack away at reason and accuracy, and promote a narrative touted by Polish nationalists. Wikipedia articles spin fantastical tales about Jews’ involvement in large-scale crimes against Poles and wildly inflate the scope of Jewish collaboration with the Nazis. Dr. Shira Klein, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Chapman University, focuses on Italian Jewry, Jewish migration, and the Holocaust.

To register, click https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkceCgpjsuHdwVjtwRa4fViqsL9Spb5F0-#/registration

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