SF Shabbaton in Celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut

Join us as we celebrate Israel's Independence Day!

All are welcome to come for the entire day, or pick and choose from the schedule.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM – Shabbat service with participation from our Hebrew school
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM – Israeli-style kiddush lunch, singing and blessings
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM – A reflective walk at Ocean Beach
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM – Mincha meditation
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM – Relax and schmooze
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM – S'eudah Shlishi (3rd meal) and Sushi with our scholar, Eran Kaplan
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Israeli music sing along with Rabbi Danny Gottlieb and Ricki Weintraub, havdallah and dancing

Thank you to the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund for full support of this day's program.

May 28, 2016
12:00 AM
Congregation B'nai Emunah
3595 Taraval
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Congregation B'nai Emunah
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Congregation Beth Isreal Judea
Congregation Or Shalom
Event Contact Person: 
Rabbi Mark Melamut
Eran Kaplan
Eran Kaplan is the Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair in Israel Studies at San Francisco State University. At SF State, Professor Kaplan teaches courses on Modern Israel, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israeli Cinema, Modern Hebrew Culture and on the History of Jerusalem. In this presentation, we will watch clips and discuss films that span nearly eight decades—from pre-State Zionist documentaries to contemporary depictions of life in Israel. In particular, we will explore how the image of the protagonists of Israeli films have evolved over the years—from the Zionist pioneer to the conflicted soldier to Orthodox Jews who are questioning their place in the modern world.