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All events take place at the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street in San Francisco, unless indicated. Free garage parking is available on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy (click here for a map).

1938 - 1948: Betar, Irgun, and a Memory of All That with Ephraim Margolin

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 1:30 P.M. 

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Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Professor Ephraim Margolin’s forthcoming autobiography describes his involvement in the Zionist youth movement, conscription into the Irgun Underground, and eventual appointment as Menachem Begin’s personal secretary. In his presentation, Margolin will provide a firsthand account of the momentous events and movements that led to the War of independence and the establishment of the State of Israel. 

Ephraim Margolin is the past chair of the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council, a retired adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of the Law, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and for forty-nine consecutive years, the Yom Kippur lecturer at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco. 

Co-presented by KlezCaliforniaCongregation Beth Sholom, and the San Francisco Chapter of Hadassah.

Program made possible, in part, by Elizabeth Storz-Andrews.

Art Exhibition: Diaspora by Rachel Leibman

Ongoing: December 14, 2017 - March 21, 2018

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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 4, 7 pm

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy. 

Jews in the diaspora have been immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents of many unlikely places. Their journeys have traced paths across continents and oceans. This exhibition features paper collages and mixed-media wall hangings incorporating photos and documents that illustrate the journeys Jews have taken throughout the diaspora and the impressive impact they have left on the world. 

The exhibition will run from December 14, 2017 to March 21, 2018.

Rachel Leibman is a collage and mixed-media artist living in San Francisco. She has shown her work in solo and group shows on both coasts, including at the Monmouth Museum, Inclusions Gallery, Synagogue for the Arts, and the Peninsula JCC. Her collages hang in permanent collections at Kaiser Permanente, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, and American Airlines headquarters. 

Art exhibitions curated by Elayne Grossbard.