Upcoming Programs and Events

The Center has some extraordinary programs and events planned for the balance of this year and into the next, with a plan to add even more in the coming months.

Dr. Dana Levin Thursday, January 24, 2019
Dr. Dana Levin – Extreme Medicine: Providing Care in the World’s Most Dangerous Environments. The second in a series – “The Road Less Traveled” – moderated by Rabbi Niles Goldstein
Venue: Congregation Beth Shalom
Tickets $25

The Himalayas, Antarctica, outer space–how do doctors keep people healthy and safe in such inhospitable places? As part of NCTC’s “The Road Less Traveled” series, millennial and adventurer Dana Levin, an emergency and aerospace medicine physician at New York’s Columbia University, will speak about the challenges of this field of work, but also about how imagination, creativity, interdisciplinary thinking and international cooperation can help to lead the way toward progress. Dr. Levin’s presentation will be followed by a conversation with Rabbi Goldstein and an opportunity for the audience members to ask questions.

Beregovski Suite Monday, February 18, 2019
Venue: Congregation Beth Shalom

Tickets $55 (VIP); $30 (General Admission)Alicia Svigals, the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler and founder of the Klezmatics, teams up with Uli Geissendoerfer, jazz and world music pianist/composer, to bring life to the lost melodies from the early 20th-century fieldwork of Ukrainian Moshe Beregovski – and to re-imagine them into something new and alive to pass along future generations of listeners and players.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Sunday, April 14, 2019

In a rare Napa appearance, the nationally-acclaimed, San Francisco-based orchestra brings to life the Salamone Rossi Project.  The program includes sacred Hebrew psalms, secular madrigals and instrumental trio sonatas and dances, plus interaction between Italian Jewish Scholar Francesco Spagnolo and Music Director Nicholas McGegan, who take the audience through the life of Salamone Rossi and how he shaped the culture in Mantua and Venice for Jews and non-Jews alike.

Global Refugee Crisis Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Venue: Congregation Beth Shalom

The plight of refugees is a major global crisis. One person was displaced every two seconds in the past year. (www.Actionagainsthunger.org) The vast majority of the countries hosting refugees are among the world’s least developed. Refugee status is rarely temporary. More than half the refugees around the globe are under the age of 18, even though children make up 31 percent of the world’s population.

This evening brings together a refugee and resettlement expert, medical workers who work in refugee camps, and an engaged audience. Presentations will overview the refugee crises and recent accounts of the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece and the Mexican Border. A light dinner will be served and audience members will engaged in round-table discussions of the refugee crises and potential actions.