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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).
Calendar of Programs
Thu 8 7:00 pm Jews and Cartoons: The Illustrated Pirkei Avot with Jessica Tamar Deutsch
Sun 11 11:00 am Family: Hebrew Storytelling
Sun 25 1:30 pm Personal History: Betar, Irgun, and a Memory of All That with Ephraim Margolin
Sun 4 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Thu 8 7:00 pm History: Alliance Israélite Universelle with Adam Eilath
Sun 11 1:30 pm Hebrew Literature in Translation: Waking Lions with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Wed 14 7:00 pm Jews and Cartoons: Hanukkomics with Hilary Price
Thu 15 7:00 pm Film Class: The King of Comedy
Sun 18 11:00 am Family: Hebrew Storytelling
Sun 18 1:30 pm On Translation: English-Yiddish Dictionary with Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath
Mon 19 7:00 pm Hebrew Literature in Translation: The Diamond Setter with Moshe Sakal
Thu 22 7:00 pm Spring Concert: An Evening of Mizraḥi Music
Sun 25 1:30 pm History: North African Jews under Vichy Rule with Alma Heckman
Sun 8 10:30 am Family: Musical Fun with Ben Kramarz
Sun 8 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Sun 8 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub
Mon 9 7:00 pm Hebrew Literature in Translation: Agnon’s Shoah with Yonatan Cohen
Wed 11 7:00 pm JCHS: Student Senior Thesis Presentations
Thu 12 6:30 pm Keshet and Sha’ar Zahav: An Evening with Lesléa Newman at Sha’ar Zahav
Thu 12 7:00 pm Art Exhibition: Opening Reception for From Generation to Generation
Sun 15 1:30 pm History: Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court with David Dalin
Mon 16 7:00 pm Marsha Rifkind Raleigh Lecture: Moses Veiled and Unveiled with Avivah Zornberg
Thu 19 7:00 pm On Translation: A Translator Walks into a Bar with Jessica Cohen
Sun 29 11:00 am Family: Hebrew Storytelling
Sun 29 1:30 pm On Translation: When Jesus Spoke Yiddish with Naomi Seidman
Sun 6 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Sun 6 1:30 pm History: Jabotinsky’s Children with Daniel Kupfert Heller
Thu 17 7:00 pm Personal History: Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman with Robin Légère Henderson
Wed 23 7:00 pm One Bay One Book: The Modern Iranian Jewish Experience with Saba Soomekh
Thu 31 7:00 pm History: Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History with Steven Zipperstein
Sun 3 11:00 am Family: Hebrew Storytelling
Sun 3 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Sun 3 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
Thu 7 7:00 pm Film Class: The Plot Against Harry
Sun 10 7:15 pm One Bay One Book: Dalia Sofer in Palo Alto
Mon 11 7:00 pm One Bay One Book: Dalia Sofer in San Francisco
Sun 1 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Thu 12 7:00 pm Film Class: The Heartbreak Kid
Art Exhibition: Diaspora by Rachel Leibman
Ongoing: December 14, 2017 - March 21, 2018
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.