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Uganda's Abayudaya Jewish Community: An Exploration in Culture and Music R304 / 48Rachman Nagwere Lomir Zikh Lernen a Bisl Toyreh! (Let's Learn Some Yiddish Torah!) R203 / 48Marianne Tatom • Harvey Niebulski The Cholera Wedding: A Magical Ritual to End an Epidemic R210 / 48Natan Meir Investing in Leadership Development for Jewish Non-Profits R311 / 48Josh Elkin Midwifing the Soul: Taharah, Shmirah and Chevra Kadisha R106A / 24Wimsey Cherrington Family of Strangers: The History of Seattle’s Diverse Jewish Community R205 / 32Howard Droker Holocaust Storytelling: A New Generation Takes on the Legacy R106B / 32Ellie Silesky • Jack Schaloum • Laurie Warshal Cohen • Barbara Adler West Jews of Color, Racial Justice, and what it takes to be a Thriving Multiracial U.S. Jewish Community R110 / 80Ilana Kaufman Positive Disability Identity and Judaism - Shifting Jewish Perspectives on Disability R302 / 48Adina Rosenberg Strengthening Our Social Justice: Awakening to Trauma and Deepening Resilience R303 / 48Glenn Leever • Laura Moss • Rachel Zerrell T’shuvah in Action – From Ecological Restoration to Relationship with Creation R209 / 32Deirdre Gabbay • Adrienne Ross Scanlan Z3: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? R102 / 48Amitai Fraiman Minority Citizenship in a Jewish and Democratic State R103 / 70Harry Reis [Canceled - Dying in the Holy Land--A Podcast Perspective]Yochai Maital Community Connections Lounge R107 Cracking the Code: Exposing the Hidden Meaning of Ladino Romanzas through Rap R310 / 48Simon Benzaquen The New Revival: Klezmer 2005-2020 R202 / 48Mai Li Pittard How to Build My Personal Jewish Community (Also: What is “Community”?) R204 / 48Stephanie Mandelblum Niggun Collective Tzafon - Building Community Through Music R306 / 32Avi Rosenfeld Chavruta Project: Truth Sprouts from the Ground C Center Stage / 360Beth Huppin The Strange Journey of the Akeida Story R211 / 48David Benkof Time Travel in Judaism: A Kabbalistic Journey from Repentance to Renewal R201 / 48Shimon Emlen




#TVGoneJewy: TV's Jewish Renaissance C Center Stage / 360Esther Kustanowitz At the Crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-Speaking Worlds: History and Culture of Bukharian Jews R110 / 80Ruben Shimonov Jews in American Sixties Culture R101 / 48David Benkof A Virtual Tour of Seattle Jewish History R102 / 48Linda Elman El Proceso de Adopción del Judaísmo en Costa Rica R305 / 32Dario Feiguin Honoring and Connecting Our Elders: What Is and What is Possible? R311 / 48Rich Zwetchkenbaum Jewish Models of Leadership in an Age of Climate Crisis R209 / 32Josh Weisman Four Matriarchs, Three Patriarchs: a Panel on Jewish Non-Monogamy R310 / 48Mai Li Pittard • David Basior • Fern Feldman • Duncan McCullough • Meli Sameh • Rachel Setzer [Canceled - How We Talk About It When We Talk About Israel]Jason Feld • Beth Huppin • Harry Reis Community Connections Lounge R107 Shuk C Building Lounge Choral Music Settings of Anne Frank R103 / 70Jacob Finkle Modern Jewish Grandparenting R204 / 48David Raphael Crossroads of Meditation and Song: the Niggun, Hassidus and Jewish Meditation and Hisbodedus R308 / 32Chava Basilyan • Rafael Desmond • Levi Ross LimmudSource Gratitude and Healing with Words and Song R306 / 32Karen Treiger • Kim Goldov • Nancy Goldov • Chava Mirel A Chavruta on Chavruta R201 / 48Estee Solomon Gray A Rabbinic Dynasty, A Million Marks: The (Mostly) Untold Story of Why and How We Chant R211 / 48Deb Arnold The "Whys" of Judaism R202 / 48Elazar Bogomilsky Horim and Morim: Parenting Tools Borrowed from a Jewish Teacher's Toolbox R203 / 48Beth Burstein Fine