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Celebrating Rabbi Edward Zerin

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA 94115 US (map)

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

This program will be followed by a reception. 

You are invited to an evening in celebration of Rabbi Edward Zerin, featuring remarks from Rabbi Zerin, as well as community leaders and family members.

Raised in a Yiddish-speaking family in Delaware, Edward Zerin was ordained as a rabbi in 1946 and received a PhD in 1952 from the University of Southern California. He has had a distinguished career as a congregational rabbi, psychotherapist, university professor, Jewish consultant for forty-five Catholic textbooks, and author of ten books, including The Birth of the Torah.

Upon moving to San Francisco in 2004, Rabbi Zerin embarked on studying and recording the history of the Jewish presence in the city, resulting in the 2006 book Jewish San Francisco. His following book was a translation of the Yiddish poetry of his mentor, Rabbi Simon Krinsky. We in his adoptive city wish to express our appreciation of Rabbi Zerin and the wisdom and love of learning he has brought to us. 

Co-presented by Congregation Emanu-El and KlezCalifornia.
Program made possible, in part, by Marc and Marci Dollinger.