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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 6 7:00 pm American History: Black Power, Jewish Politics with Marc Dollinger
Wed 3 7:00 pm European History: Europe’s Underground Railroad with Megan Koreman
Thu 4 7:00 pm Film Class: Noodle
Sun 7 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Thu 11 7:00 pm One Bay One Book: Documentary Film on Philip Roth
Sun 14 1:30 pm Bay Area Authors: Born Under Fire with Rina Z. Neiman and Sue Fishkoff
Sun 21 11:00 am Family: Hebrew Storytelling with Up a Tree Puppetry
Sun 21 1:30 pm European History: The Rise and Destruction of Agro-Joint with Misha Mitsel
Thu 25 7:00 pm Tribute: Celebrating Rabbi Edward Zerin
Sun 28 1:30 pm Israeli Society and Culture: Changing Musical Soundscapes with Ben Brinner
Thu 1 6:30 pm Art Exhibition: Opening Reception for Zora Neale Hurston Suite
Sun 4 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Sun 4 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman
Mon 5 7:00 pm Israeli Society and Culture: Eurovision with Ilan Vitemberg
Wed 7 7:00 pm European History: The Order of the Day with Éric Vuillard
Sun 11 1:30 pm Bay Area Authors: Paper is White with Hilary Zaid and Nancy Kates
Thu 15 7:00 pm One Bay One Book: Reflecting on Philip Roth
Sun 2 11:00 pm Family: Hebrew Storytelling with Treehouse Learning
Sun 2 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Sun 2 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Thu 6 7:00 pm Yiddish Film: The Celluloid Closet with Eve Sicular
Thu 13 7:00 pm Bible: The Curse of Ham: Is Genesis 9 Racist? with Raffi Magarik
Sun 16 1:30 pm American History: Not Bad for Delancey Street with Mark Cohen
Sun 6 12:00 pm Genealogy: Genealogy Clinic
Thu 10 7:00 pm Film Class: Fill the Void
Sun 13 1:30 pm Bible: The Hebrew Bible with Robert Alter
Sun 27 1:30 pm Morocco: Muslim–Jewish Relations, Then and Now with Emily Gottreich
Sun 3 1:30 pm European History: Teaching about the Holocaust in Poland with Magdalena Gross*
Sun 3 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: Nemesis by Philip Roth
Thu 7 7:00 pm Israeli Society and Culture: Alley-Oop to Aliyah with David Goldstein
Sun 10 10:30 am Family: Apartment for Rent with Up a Tree Puppetry
Thu 28 7:00 pm Film Class: Footnote
Sun 3 2:00 pm Drop-In Book Club: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas
Sun 17 11:00 am Family: Hebrew Storytelling with Treehouse Learning
Art Exhibition: A Family History by David Goldberg
Ongoing: JULY 15–OCTOBER 21
Free program with free garage parking on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy.
David Goldberg’s art inhabits a space where family and cultural history intersect. Poverty and antisemitism drove his family to join the early twentieth-century wave of immigration from Eastern Europe to America. Here they found not only freedom, but opportunity—all it took to rise above poverty was a job, no matter how modest. With enthusiasm, they set about weaving themselves into the fabric of their new country.
In these photographs, David Goldberg uses multiple exposures made in the camera to create a vivid personal narrative that integrates family documents and pictures with images drawn from nature, history, and contemporary culture.
David Goldberg’s photography has been widely exhibited in California and New York
and is in the collection of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His work explores documentary issues through the prism of visual art. Educated at City College of San Francisco and Columbia University, he has taught photography at UC Berkeley Extension for more than twenty-two years. He is grateful to his grandparents for emigrating from Poland to New York in 1920.
Art exhibitions curated by Elayne Grossbard.