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Berkeley, CA: reBar East Bay

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Join Bay Area Jewish creatives and intellectuals as they explore the humor and pride of their Bar and Bat Mitzvah experiences as an evolving part of life. 

Already scheduled to share their experiences at reBar East Bay are: 

  • Thea Hillman, poet, author of “Intersex (for Lack of a Better Word)” and “Depending on the Light”, and a San Francisco poetry slam champion who has performed her work across the country. 
  • Jacob Kornbluth, an award-winning writer and director of feature films, TV and theater, including the feature films “Haiku Tunnel” and “The Best Thief in the World” and the documentary “Inequality for All.” 
  • Sylvia Paull, a Silicon Valley high-tech connector and strategist who blogs about her experiences, and hosts monthly tech and women's events at Berkeley Rep and the Hillside Club. 
  • Anthony Mordechai-Tzvi Russell, a singer of Yiddish and cantorial music and creator of “Convergence,” a multi-media blend of Yiddish and Hebrew songs with African-American spirituals. 
  • Artist Jessica Tully - an award-winning artist and organizer working primarily in video and participatory practices. Her site-specific rock operas, civic engagement strategies and performance videos take place underwater, on football fields, at State Capitols, major museums, unionized cultural institutions, the Bay Bridge and the ballot box. 

  • Dan Wolf - actor, rapper, playwright, director, producer and educator who is a founding member of the Hip Hop collective Felonious, adjunct faculty at A.C.T. and managing producer for JCCSF's 3200 Stories.

Stay tuned for more participants!

A project of Reboot, reBar challenges attendees to reflect on the commitments they made at age 13 and asks if they still apply and what commitments they would make today.

Co-sponsored by Reboot.

JCC East Bay

1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

$10 general admission /  $8 JCC members, seniors, students

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