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India, Israel and Berkeley

March 16, 2020

Update 3/9/20: The Commonwealth Club has cancelled this event due to public safety measures regarding the coronavirus.  *Please note this event is held at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Our distinguished panel will discuss the ties between Israel, India and Berkeley demonstrated in the Berkeley-based Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life’s beautiful collection of Indian Jewish artifacts. Deputy Consul General Matan Zamir, who was previously stationed in Mumbai, will talk about his experiences. The little known fact, that Jews have lived in India for thousands of years and that presently about 80,000 Indian Jews live in Israel will also be discussed.

Panel Speakers

SAMSON KOLETKAR Founder of the Comedy Oak-land Club and the world’s only Indian Jewish stand up comedian; Born in Mumbai MATAN ZAMIR Deputy Consul General for Is-rael for the Pacific Northwest FRANCESCO SPAGNOLO Ph.D., Curator of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley SOMA CHATTERJEE Member, Silicon Valley Interfaith Council – Moderator Doors open at 11:30am and the program starts at noon.

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Address: 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, CA United States

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