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Binah

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Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Description:

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Twitter:

@ArtsJCCSF

Language:

English

Contact:

3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118 415-292-1200


Episodes

Binah: Kwame Anthony Appiah On Rethinking Identity

6/30/2020
Kwame Anthony Appiah, who writes the “Ethicist” column for The New York Times Magazine , discusses how identities are created by conflict and challenges our assumptions about how identities work.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Virginia House Of Delegates Member Danica Roem

6/23/2020
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates—and the first openly transgender woman to serve in a state legislature—Danica Roem shares insights on what it means to be a political leader in our country today.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Mortified Live! Bar Mitzvah Show

6/16/2020
Since 2002, Mortified has been a cultural phenomenon where adults relive their awkward adolescence by reading their teen diaries, poems, letters and more in front of total strangers.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: The Tenderloin Times

6/11/2020
Former editors and reporters for The Tenderloin Times discuss the collective power of the publication and its lasting impact on our city.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt And SFPD Chief Bill Scott On Confronting Implicit Bias

6/4/2020
Social psychologist Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, a leading expert on unconscious racial bias, and SFPD Chief Bill Scott discuss Dr. Eberhardt’s groundbreaking research on implicit bias and the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Yotam Ottolenghi With Samin Nosrat

5/28/2020
Beloved chefs and cookbook authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Samin Nosrat discuss the unified theory of Ottolenghi’s cooking.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Dr. Vivek Murthy On Fighting Loneliness During COVID-19 And Beyond

5/21/2020
Former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warns of the dangers of loneliness and the lasting impact it can have on our health.

Duration:00:51:24

Binah: Marcia Chatelain On Fast Food Franchises In Black America

4/2/2020
Historian Marcia Chatelain shares the untold story of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America. Her new book is Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America .

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Sarah Abrevaya Stein With Janine Zacharia

3/26/2020
Historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein follows the true story of one family to trace the history of Sephardic Jews through the twentieth century. Her new book is Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Danez Smith, Safia Elhillo And Sam Sax

3/19/2020
Poets Danez Smith, Safia Elhillo and Sam Sax share work about the saving grace of friendship and the search for joy and intimacy in a world where both can seem scarce.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Dani Shapiro And Abraham Verghese

3/12/2020
Writer and memoirist Dani Shapiro and author and professor of medicine Dr. Abraham Verghese explore genealogy, identity and family secrets in the present day of science and technology.

Duration:00:50:50

Binah: Peggy Orenstein On Boys & Sex

3/5/2020
Writer Peggy Orenstein dives into the lives of young men to reveal how they understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. Her new book is Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

2/27/2020
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reads and performs her poetry, which she describes as “carriers of dreams, knowledge and wisdom,” telling an American story of tradition and loss, reckoning and myth-making.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Transgender Activist And Former Rabbi Abby Stein

2/13/2020
Abby Stein talks about leaving behind the Hasidic world and a rabbinical degree when she came out as a woman and activist of trans experience.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Lindy West

2/6/2020
New York Times columnist and author of the acclaimed memoir and Hulu television series Shrill , Lindy West gives us all the kindling we need to burn our restrictive and outdated social norms to the ground. Her new book is The Witches Are Coming .

Duration:00:59:00

Binah: Dr. Shelly Garone on Understanding the Human Body Nearing Death

1/30/2020
Dr. Shelly Garone talks about what happens to the human body nearing death and whether there are things we can know in terms of meeting our loved ones’ needs and preventing their suffering.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Dr. Azra Raza on the Human Costs of Treating Cancer

1/23/2020
Oncologist Azra Raza ruminates on the lost war on cancer, and why has so little progress been made in diagnosing and treating cancer over the past few decades.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea with Joel Selvin

1/16/2020
Los Angeles street rat turned world-famous rock star Flea, the bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, tells his origin story. His new memoir is Acid for the Children .

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Saeed Jones with Marvin K. White

1/9/2020
Poet Saeed Jones tells his coming-of-age story as a larger examination of race and queerness, and power and vulnerability. His new memoir is How We Fight for Our Lives .

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Adrienne Rich and Alicia Ostriker

12/26/2019
Poets Adrienne Rich and Alicia Ostriker reflect on themes of Jewish identity, social justice, and radical feminism.

Duration:00:58:59