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Coming up at CNS! The Green Prince, Celebrating Robert Alter, Food Stamped, ACCFB, and more!

A Film Screening of 
"The Green Prince"
Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 pm
in the CNS library.
sponsored by V'Zot Yisrael

This film showing is dedicated to Michael Meltzer z"l who as film series organizer had planned to show this film. 

The Green Prince tells the story of the son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, who becomes a spy for Israel. 


Join Netivot Shalom members at the Alameda County Community Food Bank
on Tuesday, May 5, 12:30PM-3:30PM. Register with Daniel in the shul office to sign up!

Netivot Shalom and the 
Center for Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley celebrate 
Robert Alter!
Tuesday, May 5  -- 6pm
at Congregation Netivot Shalom
Robert Alter, CNS member, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and founding Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley, has been awarded two degrees of Doctor Philsophiae Honoris Causa; one from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one from the University of Haifa, for his work as "a leading scholar in the field of comparative literature, who combines in his work a passion for language with tireless intellectual curiosity." The Honorary Degree Ceremonies will take place in Spring 2015 in Jerusalem and Haifa. In celebration of our friend and teacher's many accomplishments, the Center for Jewish Studies and Congregation Netivot Shalom will cosponsor a public lecture by Professor Alter on May 5th at Netivot Shalom, celebrating the newest parts of his translation of the Hebrew Bible, followed by conversation with colleagues and light refreshments. All are welcome!
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact for more information.
with filmmakers 
(& CNS members!) 
Shira & Yoav Potash 
Sunday, May 3, 
doors @ 6:30 PM
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Ave, Berkeley

$10-20 sliding scale
All proceeds support Hazon, the Jewish environmental justice organization

Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system.

"Entertaining and inspiring." - San Francisco Chronicle

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