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San Francisco, CA United States

September 2017

Shedding Light on the Zohar

September 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Kabbalah scholar Daniel C. Matt leads discussion on sections of the Zohar appropriate to the end of Elul and the beginning of the High Holy Days. Free.

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Warner Bros.: The Making of an American Movie Studio

September 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Film historian David Thomson presents his book about the early years of Warner Bros., formed by and named for three Polish Jewish immigrants. Free.

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October 2017

“One of These Things First”

October 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Author-journalist Steven Gaines presents his 2016 memoir detailing his adolescence in Brooklyn, including his time in gay-conversion therapy. Free.

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Hasidism on the Territory of Ukraine

October 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening of exhibit on the founding Ukrainian Hasidic figures and dynasties. Free.

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Survivor Café

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Elizabeth Rosner presents her book on the inheritance of trauma, based on her trips to the Buchenwald concentration camp. In conversation with author Anne Germanacos. Free.

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The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes and History of a Cuisine

October 22, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and her daughter Sonya present their cookbook of traditional pre-World War II German Jewish recipes. Free.

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Ads in the Ladino and Yiddish American Press

October 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Ladino historian Julie Scolnik compares ads in New York’s Ladino and Yiddish papers in examination of early-20th-century Jewish immigrant communities. Free.

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November 2017

Trina Robbins

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Comic artist discusses her efforts to translate her father Max B. Perlson’s book of humorous Yiddish stories, originally published in 1938 and long lost, and adapt it to comic format. Free.

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An Afternoon Reading of Jewish Poetry

November 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

An Afternoon Reading of Jewish Poetry. Jewish poets Susan Cohen, Joan Gelfand, Joel Katz and Lenore Weiss read their recent work. Free.

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An Afternoon Reading of Jewish Poetry

November 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Jewish poets Susan Cohen, Joan Gelfand, Joel Katz and Lenore Weiss read their recent work. Jewish poets Susan Cohen, Joan Gelfand, Joel Katz and Lenore Weiss read their recent work. Free.

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Stepchildren of the Shtetl

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Natan Meir, Judaic studies professor at Portland State University, lectures on the lives of “outcasts” in pre-Holocaust European Jewish communities, including the disabled, orphans and the homeless. Free.

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Dynasties, Rebbes, and their Teachings

November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Alti Rodal of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter lectures on the origins and spread of the Hasidic movement in Ukraine in the 18th and 19th centuries. In conjunction with the “Hasidism on the Territory of Ukraine” exhibit. Free.

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Hasidic Music in the Ukraine

November 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Josh Horowitz lectures on the musical heritage of Hasidic music. In conjunction with the “Hasidism on the Territory of Ukraine” exhibit. Free.

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December 2017

Household and Halakha

December 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Graduate Theological Union’s Deena Aronoff leads a text-study session on applying halachah (Jewish law) to household practices. Free.

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Drop-In Book Club

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Jim Van Buskirk leads discussion of Dalia Sofer’s “The Septembers of Shiraz,” this year’s One Bay One Book selection. Free.

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Forty Years of Influential Jewish Books

December 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner of Congregation Emanu-El and author-poet Marcia Falk speak in honor of the 40th anniversary of their books: Kushner’s “Honey from the Rock” and Falk’s “The Song of Songs: a New Translation and Interpretation.” Free.

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January 2018

When a Filmmaker Learns That Her Dad Worked with Ex-Nazi Scientists

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Jewish Film Institute filmmaker- in-residence Melinda Hess discusses the discovery at the heart of her upcoming documentary “Letter from Cloudcroft.” Free.

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Gilda Live

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Screening of Mike Nichols’ film of comedian Gilda Radner’s 1979 one-woman stage show, which combined comedy with original song-and-dance numbers. Free.

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The Fleyshik State: Episodes in Nebraska Jewish History

January 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Historian Oliver B. Pollak presents his book on the history of the Jews in Nebraska and their contributions to American Jewish culture at large. Free.

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The Lonely Child

January 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

J. Contributing Editor Alix Wall discusses her documentary-in-progress about the titular song, written in the Vilna ghetto in 1943 about Wall’s grandmother. Free.

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Bob Kann

January 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Magician, comedian and educator presents juggling, magic tricks and “silly” Jewish storytelling. Free with RSVP.

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February 2018

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

February 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Attorney Ephraim Margolin talks about his involvement in the Zionist movement and his tenure as Menachem Begin’s secretary. Free.

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March 2018

French Jewish Teachers and ‘Eastern’ Jewish Students

March 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Adam Eilath, an educator on Sephardic-Mizrahi issues, shares the untold story of the largest Jewish school network in history, the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Free.

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

March 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Author talks about her award-winning novel “Waking Lions,” about an Israeli surgeon who accidentally kills an Eritrean refugee. Free.

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Hanukkomics: Cartoons About Jewish Culture and Holidays

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Cartoonist Hilary Price (“Rhymes with Orange”) discusses how her Jewish identity influences her work.

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Yes, There’s a Word for That in Yiddish

March 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, co-editor of “Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary,” discusses her life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking household. Free.

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Moshe Sakal

March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Israeli author discusses his new book “The Diamond Setter,” about a Syrian refugee in Israel and the rare diamond he possesses. Free.

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An Evening of Mizrahi Music

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Oudist John Erlich, violinist Be’eri Moalem and percussionist Faisal Zedan perform Jewish music from Iraq, Israel, Morocco and Egypt. Free.

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Beyond Casablanca

March 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Alma Heckman, assistant professor and chair of Holocaust studies at UC Santa Cruz, discusses the effect of Vichy collaborationist policy on North African Jews. Free.

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April 2018

Choosing Life: Agnon’s Shoah

April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Rabbi Yonatan Cohen of Congregation Beth Israel in Berkeley discusses the work of Hebrew-language author S.Y. Agnon, particularly his short story “The Sign” and his epic novel “A City in its Fullness.” Free.

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Three Generations of Jewish Women Artists

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening reception for an exhibit of works by the late Tobeleah Wechsler, her daughter Barbara Stanger and granddaughter Susan Stanger. Exhibit through July 15. Free.

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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

April 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

David Dalin, rabbi and historian, talks about his book, subtitled “From Brandeis to Kagan.” Book signing to follow. Free.

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Moses Veiled and Unveiled

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Torah scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg explores the story of Moses at Mount Sinai and the Golden Calf. Free.

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A Translator Walks Into A Bar

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Translator Jessica Cohen discusses the joys and challenges of translating Hebrew literature into English. Free.

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Imagining the Russian Revolution in Yiddish

April 22, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Translator Sasha Senderovich discusses translating David Bergelson’s 1929 Yiddish novel “Judgment” into English. Free.

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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

April 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Naomi Seidman of the Graduate Theological Union discusses the history of Yiddish translations, some of them questionable, of the New Testament. Free.

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May 2018

Jabotinsky’s Children

May 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism.” McGill University’s Daniel Kupfert Heller discusses his book on the pre-Holocaust Polish Jewish youth movement Betar and its nationalism. Free.

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Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Writer Robbin Légère Henderson discusses the illustrated memoir of Jewish feminist and labor organizer Matilda Rabinowitz (1887-1963). Free.

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From the Shahs to Los Angeles

May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Iranian-American professor Saba Soomekh, an assistant director at American Jewish Committee, discusses the situation of Iranian Jews from Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution to today. Co-sponsored by JIMENA. Free.

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June 2018

A Horse Walks Into a Bar

June 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A facilitator-led discussion of David Grossman’s National Jewish Book Award-winning short novel, based around a Jewish stand-up comic’s routine. Free.

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The Plot Against Harry

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Screening and discussion of 1969 film about a small-time Jewish gangster balancing his criminal activities with his job at a kosher catering business. Free.

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Dalia Sofer

June 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Author speaks about “The Septembers of Shiraz,” her 2007 bestseller about an imprisoned Jewish gem trader in post-revolutionary Iran and his son’s concurrent life in New York. Free.

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July 2018

Bee Season

July 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A facilitator-led discussion of Myla Golding’s book about a 9-year-old spelling bee contestant and her Kabbalist father. Free.

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The Heartbreak Kid

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Screening and discussion of 1972 Elaine May film about a man (Charles Grodin) who gives up his marriage to a Jewish woman to pursue a wealthy non-Jewish college student (Cybill Shepherd). Free.

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A Family History

July 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Opening reception for photographer David Goldberg’s exhibit of multiple-exposure photographs tracing his family’s immigration from Eastern Europe to America. Free. jewishlearningworks.org

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September 2018

Russian-language program

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Jerusalem tour guide Mikhail Korol discusses the cultural influence of the First and Second Temples and the deteriorating state of the Temple Mount walls. Free.

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Black Power, Jewish Politics

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

SFSU professor Marc Dollinger presents his book on the relationship between black and Jewish activists in the 1960s. Free.

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A Special Morning with the Talmud and the Zohar

September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Torah columnist and Lehrhaus Judaica educator Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan and Zohar expert Daniel Matt demystify foundational Jewish texts. Free, reservations recommended.

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October 2018

Europe’s Underground Railroad

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Megan Koreman discusses “The Escape Line,” her book about the Dutch-Paris network that saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Free.

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Noodle

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

2007 film about an Israeli flight attendant who seeks to reunite her deported Chinese maid with her young son. Free.

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Joan Gelfand

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Author, writing coach and former J. poetry editor discusses her new book “You Can Be A Winning Writer” and offers tips. $10.

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Philip Roth: Unmasked

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

First event of 2018-19 “One Bay One Book” (“The Plot Against America” by Roth) is a screening of a 2013 PBS “American Masters” documentary in which Roth reflects on his life and writing. Free.

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Born Under Fire

October 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Marin author Rina Neiman discusses her debut novel, about her pianist mother’s childhood in British Mandate Palestine. In conversation with J. editor Sue Fishkoff. Free.

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Puppet show in Hebrew

October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Up a Tree Puppetry presents “Dirah le-Haskir” (Apartment for Rent), an adaptation of the classic children’s story by Israeli author Leah Goldberg. Free.

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The Rise and Destruction of Agro-Joint

October 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Author Misha Mitsel discusses the JDC program that helped Soviet Jews escape Stalin by settling them in Eastern European agricultural colonies in 1920s-30s. Free.

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Celebrating Rabbi Edward Zerin

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Veteran rabbi and author of “Jewish San Francisco” (2006) is honored. Followed by reception. Free.

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Changing Musical Soundscapes in Israel

October 28, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

UC Berkeley professor Benjamin Brinner discusses the evolution and continuing development of the music made in Israel. Free.

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November 2018

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A facilitated discussion of Lillian Faderman’s 2018 biography of the iconic politician and civil rights leader, which emphasizes his Jewish upbringing. Free.

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Eurovision

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Theater arts educator Ilan Vitemberg discusses Israeli entries in the Eurovision Song Contest through a political and historical lens. Free.

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The Order of the Day

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Éric Vuillard discusses his 2017 book on Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria. Free.

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Paper Is White

November 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Hilary Zaid discusses her novel about a young, queer Holocaust historian with filmmaker Nancy Kates. Free.

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Philip Roth’s legacy

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Facilitated discussion on the late Jewish author and his works, in conjunction with 2018-19 One Bay One Book selection “The Plot Against America.” Free.

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December 2018

Hanukkah storytelling in Hebrew

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

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Genealogy clinic

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Experts from the Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society provide tips and assistance. Free.

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The Plot Against America discussion

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Facilitated discussion of Philip Roth’s alternate WWII history, the current One Bay One Book selection. Free.

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Queerness in Yiddish film

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Drummer-scholar Eve Sicular discusses LGBTQ subtexts during heyday of Yiddish cinema. Free.

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The Curse of Ham: Is Genesis 9 Racist?

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

A doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley analyzes the Biblical passage often used to justify slavery and racism in general. Free.

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Not Bad for Delancey Street: The Rise of Billy Rose

December 16, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Mark Cohen discusses his biography of the mid-century impresario and Jewish advocate. Free.

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January 2019

Fill the Void

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Haredi director Rama Burshtein’s 2012 drama about the impending marriage of an 18-year-old Hasidic woman to her late sister’s widower. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Free.

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Tu B’Shevat storytelling in Hebrew

January 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Guest storytellers, and puppets, from Treehouse Learning. For young kids and their families. Free.

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The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary

January 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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UC Berkeley scholar Robert Alter discusses his new, 3,500-page work, the first single-author literary translation of the Hebrew Bible. Free.

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Maybe I’m Part of the Problem

January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Rabbi Jennifer Ossakow Goldsmith discusses obstacles to change in Jewish education systems. $36.

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February 2019

Hacking B’nai Mitzvah

February 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Workshop for professionals who work with families with children ages 5-12. Limited to 15 spots. $36.

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Alley-Oop to Aliyah

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States

David A. Goldstein reads from his 2017 book subtitled, “African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land.” Free.

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Puppet show in Hebrew

February 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Up a Tree Puppetry presents an adaptation of the children’s story “Dirah le-Haskir” (Apartment for Rent) by Israeli author Leah Goldberg. Free.

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Marcia Falk

February 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Book launch for poet and painter’s “Inner East: Illuminated Poems and Blessings.” Free.

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Holocaust education lecture

February 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Professor Magdalena Gross discusses how Polish teens learn about the Holocaust in school and through culture. Free.

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The Soul of Judaism

February 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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UC Davis professor Bruce D. Haynes discusses his book about Jews of African descent in the U.S. and rethinking Jewish identity in 21st century. Free.

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Scott Shay

February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Author and son of Holocaust survivor presents “In Good Faith,” his defense of religion. Free.

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Above and Beyond

February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Documentary, mixing archival footage and modern special effects, about World War II pilots who fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Free; registration required.

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Footnote

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Screening of 2011 drama-comedy that won nine Israeli Oscars, about tensions between a father and son, both Talmud scholars. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Free.

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March 2019

Stealth Altruism

March 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Art Shostak presents his book on how Jews cared for other Jews during the Holocaust. Free.

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Shimon Returns

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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2014 documentary about a Holocaust survivor returning to childhood places. Filmed in Poland, Ukraine and Israel. In English, Hebrew, Polish, Ukrainian with English subtitles. Free.

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Breaking the Silent Stigma

March 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Panel on issues surrounding abortion and abortion care in the Jewish community. Free.

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Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Local author Andrew Ramer’s new novel about a Brooklyn rabbi’s attempt to create a new Talmud during the apocalypse. Free.

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Purim storytelling in Hebrew

March 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Guest storytellers, and puppets, from Treehouse Learning. For young kids and their families. Free.

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Karaite Judaism lecture

March 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Shawn Lichaa explains the faith and his experiences as a member of B’nai Israel in Daly City, the only Karaite synagogue in North America. Free.

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My Soul Is Filled With Joy

March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Karen Treiger talks about her 2018 book, which recounts her in-laws’ story of Holocaust survival, escaping Treblinka and hiding with a Polish family. Free.

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Hitler’s American Friends

March 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Bradley W. Hart discusses his book about advocates of Nazism in the U.S. prior to World War II. Free.

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Finding Babel

March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Documentary follows the grandson of famed author Isaac Babel as he journeys to locations tied to his grandfather’s writings. Free.

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April 2019

Gendering Jewish Anxiety

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Author Shaina Hammerman uses late 1950s works of authors Philip Roth and Grace Paley to examine gender and the “Jewish American Renaissance.” Free.

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Aviya Kopelman

April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Composer-in-residence of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra presents some of her works and discusses her influences: Biblical texts, modern Israeli poetry and feminist themes. Free.

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Veretski Pass

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Performance of Jewish music collected in Belarus and Ukraine by ethnographer Sofia Magid during Stalin regime in 1920s and ’30s. Free.

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Puppet show in Hebrew

April 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Up a Tree Puppetry tells the classic Israeli children’s story “Mitz Petel” (Raspberry Juice). Ages 2 to 8. Free; RSVP required.

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The Gospel of Isaac Babel

April 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Grisha Freidin, Stanford professor emeritus of Slavic languages, leads a close reading of the work of the Russian Jewish writer. Free.

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May 2019

Genealogy clinic

May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Brainstorming roundtable with the San Francisco Bay Area Genealogical Society. Free.

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Remembering the Work of Amos Oz

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Readings of the late Israeli writer’s work and discussions of his place in Israeli literature. Free.

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Jewish birth prep workshop

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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For expecting Jewish parents. Learn about labor and delivery rituals, Hebrew names, bris and more. $18-$36.

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“American Pastoral” discussion

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Facilitated discussion of Philip Roth’s book about an assimilated U.S. Jew whose daughter becomes involved with radical politics. One Bay One Book event. Free.

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July 2019

The Empress of Weehawken

July 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jewish Community Library, 1836 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Facilitated discussion of Irene Dische’s 2005 novel about her family history, told from the perspective of her anti-Semitic German grandmother. Free.

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