Saturday, January 3, 2009

Contra Costa Midrasha Benefit Event For Teen Program

Contra Costa Midrasha's 1st annual Benefit
Featuring guest speaker KGO radio host, John Rothmann

Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 2:00 - 5:30pm
Walnut Creek, CA - January 2, 2009 - Contra Costa Midrasha announces a benefit for its program for Jewish teens. The February 22nd event (from 2-5:30pm) aims to engage the community in learning with featured guest speaker, John Rothmann, and to share in its organizational successes.

The event takes place at its partner congregation, Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek at 25 Hillcroft Way. The three and a half hour event, from 2:00 - 5:30pm, features a talk with John Rothmann, speeches from its students and a gourmet appetizer and dessert reception.

John Rothmann is best known in the San Francisco Bay Area as a talk show host on KGO radio. For the event on February 22, Mr. Rothmann will examine the impact of the incoming Obama administration on U.S.-Israel relations and education. A frequent lecturer on American politics and the Presidency, John has spoken at over 150 campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. He is a political and foreign policy consultant specializing in the United States, Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Rothmann received his B.A. and M.A. from Whittier College, and studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Tickets for the February 22, 2009 event are $36 for seniors and students, and $45 for adults. Tickets are available online and by phone. For information, or to purchase tickets, visit (click on the "buy tickets" link) or by phone at 925/944-4701.

Contra Costa Midrasha (pronounced "mid-ra-sha") provides a space for Jewish teens, 8th through 12th grade, to explore their growing Jewish identity through classes, art, special events, social interaction, volunteer opportunities and mentoring. Meeting on most Wednesday nights (7:15 - 9:15pm) during the school year, Contra Costa Midrasha fosters Jewish community for its teens in a non-denominational, pluralistic environment. The teens come from towns all over Contra Costa County including Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Alamo, Orinda, Moraga, Danville, San Ramon, Benicia, Concord, and more. For more information, visit us online at or contact our office at 925/944-4701.

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Contra Costa Midrasha Benefit
Sunday, February 22, 2009


WHO: Contra Costa Midrasha
Guest speaker, KGO radio host, John Rothmann

WHAT: Fundraising event in honor of Contra Costa Midrasha

WHEN: Sunday, February 22, 2009
2:00pm - 5:30pm

WHERE: Congregation B'nai Tikvah
25 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

TICKET COST: $36 (students and seniors) and $45 (adults)

BUY TICKETS: Online at or by phone at 925/944-4701

CONTACT: Devra Aarons, Contra Costa Midrasha Director
Office - 925/944-4701
E-mail -

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