A Happy Hour Conversation with Scholar-in-Residence and Author Judy Batalion

In March 2011 Updates on November 2, 2021 at 8:24 pm

Thaïs is a proud member of the Young Adult Leadership Committee and the Young Adult Community Book Club at Congregation Emanu-El. She is honored to help Congregation Emanu-El host Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days (, which tells the story of young women resistance fighters who smuggled weapons, assassinated Nazis, and sabotaged German supply lines. (Steven Spielberg recently bought the film rights to the book!)

If you’re part of the young adult (20s/30s) Jewish community in the Bay Area, you are invited to join us for a free in-person outdoor happy hour in San Francisco on Nov. 6 from 5pm – 7pm. After you register, the exact location of the event will be sent out via email closer to Nov. 6. Please register here:


Hear Milken Here

In March 2011 Updates on June 27, 2021 at 1:20 pm

Thaïs was recently featured in Milken Community High School’s podcast series featuring alumni in conversation with their former instructors. In this episode, she speaks with Ken Lasaine, her high school jazz band teacher. The audio is available for free online at this site:

“Funny Girls,” 100 Years of Jewish American Women Writers and Performers Summer 2021 Course

In March 2011 Updates on May 25, 2021 at 8:02 pm

This summer, Thaïs will be teaching her dream course: “Jewish Comedy: ‘Funny Girls,’ 100 Years of Jewish American Women Writers and Performers” (LIT 164K). This upper-division undergraduate class runs during the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Summer Session II from July 26, 2021 to August 27, 2021 on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1pm – 4:30pm. The class will be held over zoom and it fulfills the critical approach designations: Media, Power and Subjectivities and the General Education Code: ER. For more information, visit