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Italian Illuminated Ketubot

To register for this program, please click here. The Jews of Italy are known for their magnificent illuminated ketubot (marriage contracts), which incorporate Italian architectural details, images of Jerusalem, allegorical representations, and biblical figures, as well as more fantastical elements such as cherubs and signs of the zodiac. Peretz Wolf-Prusan…...

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Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Then: The End of Times in Jewish Texts

To register for this program, please click here. Beginning with the great flood and following Jewish thought on the end of days through sources in Tanach, Talmud, and Midrash, this session will explore the various apocalyptic episodes that have occurred in the recorded history of the Jewish people and the…...

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Drop-In Book Discussion: The Color of Water by James McBride

Click here to register. Lashon Daley will lead a discussion of James McBride’s The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother. In this classic memoir, published in 1995, journalist McBride intersperses recollections of his own past with the recollections of his mother, Ruth McBride Jordan. Jordan…...

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Genealogy Clinic: Brainstorming with the Mavens

Whether you’re trying to find your great-grandmother’s elusive hometown or your grandfather’s passenger manifest, you can bring your questions related to researching Jewish family roots to a roundtable of experienced genealogists from the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. As of Wednesday, December 23 we have filled up for…...

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Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature

To register for this program, please click here. To order a copy of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature from Afikomen Judaica, click here. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Yiddish literature for children was published on four continents, reaching readers with diverse ideological…...

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