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Salaam, Shalom: Speaking of Peace, all events for this held at the Marin JCC, San Rafael

Kol Shofar is proud to be a part of this program partner¬ship with multiple Marin institutions to inspire inter¬faith connections and dialogue in a collaborative effort to foster peace locally. Each program tells the story of people who worked to overcome barriers created by religious and other differences to forge an alliance of good will, peace and prosperity. These inspiring stories illuminate how the path to peace is often paved by those with the courage to reach out to someone once considered a stranger or enemy—to listen and attempt to understand the world from another point of view.
Film Screening of BESA: The Promise: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II
NOV 20, 7 PM

One night only! BESA: The Promise is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of renowned Jewish-Amer¬ican photographer Norman H. Gershman and Rexhep Hoxha, a Muslim-Albanian who must fulfill a promise made to the Jewish family his father rescued during the holocaust. Free. www.marinjcc.org/besadocumentary
Portrait Exhibit of BESA: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II
EXHIBIT: NOV 20, 2014 THROUGH FEB 27, 2015

Features the work of Jewish-American photographer Nor¬man H. Gershman and his collected images of the Alba-nian-Muslims who sheltered and protected Jews in the face of religious differences. Free. www.marinjcc.org/besa
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: GIRL RISING
DEC 7, 3PM

Girl Rising spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors, including Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson and Anne Hathaway, give them voice. Free. www.marinjcc.org/girlrising

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Meet the Author Events

Rabbi Sheldon Lewis

Rabbi Lewis’ book The Torah of Reconciliation
explores the urgent roadmap of countless sages
to live a life of reconciliation. While the tradition
teaches pathways to peacemaking on the global
level as well, its primary focus is on overcoming
conflict in interpersonal relationships in home,
family, and community. This afternoon workshop
will be interactive with an emphasis on reading
remarkable texts. Rabbi Lewis will also be speaking
at Shabbat Services that morning. Free. Books
are available for sale now, contact Ricki Singer.
rsinger@kolshofar.org or 415.388.1818 ext 100

Marcia Falk

The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and
Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High
Holiday Season (HBI Series on Jewish Women)

While you are visiting, you can also sample and
purchase local, organic honey from Marshall’s
Farm and reflect on the past year by creating
a six-word memoir with Reboot, a non-profit
working to redefine Jewish culture and rituals
for a new generation. Free. Learn more at

Ayelet Waldman: Love and Treasure:

Presented in partnership with the Osher Marin
JCC and Congregation Rodef Sholom.
Meet New York Times best-selling author
Ayelet Waldman as she joins Joanne Greene in
conversation about her novel Love and Treasure,
a tale around the fascinating, true history of the
Hungarian Gold Train in World War II.
$10 in advance; $15 at the door. Register and
learn more at www.marinjcc.org/waldman