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The Gerlind Institute Team appreciates your participation in our program.

Upcoming Events
Filmnacht Klnschnack Oral History

Board News

We say goodbye to Jude Bell and welcome Dean Churchwell, both serving as Secretary.

Dean is a longtime GICS student, and says:

I was born & raised in Northern California, and have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995. With my wife Kathyi and our two sons, we share a love of different cultures and traveling.  
I have always had a fascination of the German culture & languages. In mid-2014, while attending university classes in the evening, I became a student at the Gerlind Institute seeking to learn understand this beautiful language.
Along with traveling and learning German. I love sailing on the San Francisco Bay.


Michael Goldhaber beside a hundred-year old portrait of his grandmother, mother and aunt. Photo courtesy of Michael Goldhaber

Dr. Michael Goldhaber: Growing Up in a Twice-Nuclear Holocaust-Refugee Family
Sunday May 31, 2020 •  3-5:00 p.m. • Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies via ZOOM

Mündliche Geschichtsreihe / Oral History Series

We are inviting members from our community to share their life’s stories and dialogue with participants. Meetings are facilitated by Dr. Marion Gerlind. For more information and reservations, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. To see previous speakers and topics, click here to see summaries.

RSVP required. Teilnahmebeitrag: $15-20, GICS Mitglieder: $10.
(Suggested contribution: $15-20, GICS Members: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.)


Klnschnackers Klönschnack (German Conversation Group)
Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Zoom meeting
RSVP by June 17

Usually the third Saturday each month in Berkeley. For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. See the archive for past discussion topics. Download a flier


Evet, ich will! | Yes, I will!
1h 30min | Director Sinan Akkus •  June 27, 2020 •  7:00 p.m.

Filmnacht (Movie Night)
Click here for the current showing.

Screenings of a German, or German-related, film. We are showing popular, as well as little-known film gems (in German with English subtitles), followed by a moderated discussion. Alternating months, usually the fourth Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies.

For more information, email Marion or call (510) 430-2673. Click here for directions.