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Jewgle Programming

Presented by the Adat Shalom Alvin and Violet Harris Memorial Fund

Each year, we create programming to exploring Jewish Identity through media, literature & Rabbinic voices.  Join us for of this year's exciting programs!



April 9, 2022 - Poet In Residence: Julia Knobloch



The Refugee Issue Now!  

Sunday, January 30th at 11:00am via Zoom

Featuring Bev Weise, Refugee Activist 

Please join the Adat Shalom community for an informative discussion about the current refugee issue.


In this panel, you’ll get an overview of the refugee crisis and hear first-hand stories from Bev Weise, Hussein Alzribi, and Omar Azizi. They will present compelling information about the current situation and their mission to empower refugees to both adjust and to thrive:


  • Bev Weise, an LA-based Leadership Coach and former Hebrew School teacher, about how she became involved with refugees in Greece in 2016, was transformed into a refugee activist, and in 2021 co-founded a non-profit organization with a Syrian refugee to help reignite the careers of refugees fleeing their Middle Eastern and African countries.


  • Hussein Alzribi, a Syrian refugee and former lawyer from Aleppo, Syria-- the journey he took fleeing his country from war—why he left, where he went, and how he resettled in The Netherlands.  You’ll hear how his path led him to co-founding Refugee Jumpstart, with Bev, “a nice Jewish girl from the Valley”.


  • Omar Azizi, an Afghan refugee born in Afghanistan, escaped the Taliban to grow up in Pakistan, and resettled with his family in Oceanside, California in 2014.  Hear his remarkable journey that led him to being recognized by President Barack Obama for his work with refugees in the US, completing USC on full scholarship, and currently helping over 200 high-risk people escape the Taliban in Afghanistan.


Contact the office for Zoom Information

Past highlights of the program have included:

  • The world premiere of Rabbi Lebovitz’s documentary “Roadmap Jerusalem” in 2018. 
  • Rabbis in Residence are invited into our community to speak and teach during Shabbat.  Past Rabbis in Residence have included Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University; Rabbi Adam Greenwald, the Director of the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University; and Rabbi Sarah Shulman, founding Camp Director of Camp Ramah in Northern California. 
  • A visit by Adat Shalom alum and NFL Players Geoff and Mitch Schwartz to promote their book “Eat My Schwartz” in 2017. 
  • A teaching by Dr. Ziony Zevit from American Jewish University about his book “What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden?” in 2016. 
Sun, January 29 2023 7 Shevat 5783