Sunday, March 1, 2020
The Midrashabang is our most important fundraiser and community event of the year. We will be celebrating and engaging in Jewish learning which is at the heart of our work at Midrasha. There will be micro-learning sessions by current Midrasha faculty and a keynote address by former Midrasha faculty member Joshua Safran.
Joshua is an author, attorney, and nationally recognized advocate for survivors of domestic abuse and the wrongfully imprisoned. He will share parts of his life story and journey to advocacy, including the impact Jewish learning and practice has made on his work. Read more about Joshua on his website.
5:30pm—Socializing, micro-learning sessions, cocktails, appetizers, music & silent auction
7:00pm—Dinner, keynote address by Joshua Safran, and paddle raise
8:15pm—Dessert & raffle drawing
Kosher catering by Janice Macmillan
Musical guest generously underwritten by the Elaine Bachrach Cultural Arts Fund.
Midrasha teens have volunteered to provide childcare during the Midrashabang at no extra cost to families. Spots are limited, so if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, email ASAP with number of children, ages, and names.
Please consider honoring Midrasha educators past and present by contributing a full, half, or quarter page message in our Tribute Book or a 15-word greeting. Once purchased, you can e-mail your text and images to - Please send copy by February 16, 2020.
Please put "Midrashabang Tribute Book" in the subject line. We will format it for you!
Tickets are non-refundable.
Proceeds support the programs of Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha. All contributions, less $48 couvert(s) are tax-deductible as provided by law. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, Federal Tax ID #94-2933210.
Parking is limited, so please consider sharing a ride.
Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha is sponsored by the congregations of Aquarian Minyan, Beth Hillel, Beth Israel, Beth Sholom, B'nai Israel, B'nai Shalom, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Netivot Shalom, and Temple Israel. Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha is a beneficiary of The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and our many generous donors.
For More Information: Call 510.843.4667 or E-mail Tamar Fendel, Midrashabang Event Chair, at or Mark Deutsch, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.