Our Speaker of today…
TBA Welcomes Virag Gulyas Head of the JNF-USASpeakers Bureau
Virag Gulyas is a formerdiplomat to the EU, Communications consultant, and journalist, who just earnedher 2nd Master’s degree in Jewish Studies at Touro College, Manhattan.
As a woman who admits growing uparound anti-Semite jokes and vibes, today she writes and speaks about herjourney and is well-known for her raw honest blog, The Almost Jewish, both inthe U.S., Europe, and Israel. As a loud pro-Israel voice, a Hungarian, and anon-Jewish Zionist, she has created an ideology that aims to change thestereotypes about Israel and the Jewish people one day at a time.
Virag first toured Europe witha Zurich ballet company and gained a lifelong love of travel and pushing theboundaries of her experience. Now an expat several times over and seasonedserial entrepreneur, she brings her fierce passion and broad experience to thestruggle for Jewish liberation from bigotry. She was the NYC coordinator forthe grassroots movement called End Jew Hatred.
Our Shabbat service is available in our sanctuary and online at https://TBAoakland.org/stream.
Our Shabbat service is both Conservative and egalitarian. The siddur (prayerbook) we use, Shirat Avraham or The Song of Abraham, was written by TBA’s Rabbi Mark Bloom as “a siddur dedicated to those who wish to increase the meaning and accessibility in traditional Jewish prayer.”
We invite all to join in a Shabbat Kiddush following the service.