Community Happenings

Help with Covid-19 Vaccinations

The Healthier Kids Foundation is assisting community members 65 years old and older and others currently eligible to make vaccination appointments. Please share the attached flyers with friends and family. English   Spanish

Staff is prepared to help eligible Santa Clara County residents register for their vaccinations, and they will answer the phone line in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Staff will send the registrant a text message reminder for their appointment date/time and what to bring. Staff will also follow up with any registrant that needs assistance rescheduling an appointment. They will explain locations, eligibility and answer any questions based on the County FAQ list. The toll-free line 1-833-560-0560 will be covered from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Do You Need Help Getting the COVID-19 Vaccination?

The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
May 19 to June 2

This will be another exciting virtual event that will allow you to enjoy up to 30 movies—for 30 years—in comfort, from your home. We’ll also once again be offering many post-movie Interviews and Zoom discussions with actors, directors and others. More info


National Archives Genealogy Series
Tips and Tools for Engaging Family with Your Research Finds 

Wednesday, May 19, 10:00 a.m.
As the family historian, you have amassed information and records that will one day pass to the next family historian. How do you share your findings with others? How to engage young family members involved with all your hard research may be another story. Education staff members Missy McNatt and Dorothy Dougherty will demonstrate fun and engaging ways to connect research to your family, including younger family members. This lecture will highlight activities related to our most popular genealogy records, such as Immigrant Ship Arrivals, U.S. Census Records, Naturalization records, and Military and Pension files. The presenters will also demonstrate new ways to share your research finds online, using social media tools. More information

Shylock starring Doug Brook (LiveStream)

Begins June 20
A Jewish actor playing Shakespeare’s notorious money-lender as a villain attracts unwelcome protests and controversy at a Shakespeare festival. The actor’s contentious production of The Merchant of Venice has just been shut down, and Shylock presents the actor holding a talkback session to defend his work. Performed live online from Tabard’s stage, using a multi-camera stream, Shylock is packed with ideas of censorship, history, representation, and the nature of art – it’s a testament to the power of The Bard sparking rich discussion and strong opinions. More info