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The First to Cry Down Injustice? West Coast Jews and Japanese Removal During WWII (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Ellen Eisenberg Click here to register. Given the familiar story of the American Jewish community’s support for the civil rights struggle of African Americans, many assume that Jews were similarly supportive of their Japanese American neighbors during World War II and that they spoke out against the injustice…...

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Hasidic Yiddish (VIRTUAL)

Click here to register. Chaya Nove will discuss what makes the Yiddish spoken by Hasidic Jews in the United States distinct. Chaya Nove is a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Berkeley, with a PhD in linguistics from The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New…...

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Congregation B’nai David and the Vanished Synagogues of San Francisco (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Doron Shapira and Howard Freedman Click here to register. Built in 1908, the former synagogue building on 19th Street in the Mission District is a San Francisco landmark that has continued to fascinate visitors and residents. In addition to being the home of Congregation B’nai David for seventy…...

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The Golem Lives! in Prague, in Legend, and in Comics (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Elizabeth R. Baer Click here to register. This presentation will provide a lively history of the golem, enhanced with photos of Prague where the legend is grounded, as well as illustrations from several novels and comics featuring golems. Professor Baer will discuss some of the contemporary appropriations of…...

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From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Alexandra Dunietz Click here to register. Recently published by Yale University Press, From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family by June Cummins is the first biography of Sydney Taylor, author of the beloved All-of-a-Kind Family series. Alexandra Dunietz, who worked with the late Professor Cummins in…...

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Jewish Barcelona in the Middle Ages (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Dominique Tomasov Blinder Click here to register. The presence of Jews in Barcelona is documented from the mid-9th century through the end of the 14th century. This presentation will focus on Barcelona’s historic Jewish community, its occupations, its scholarly figures, and their relation to the rest of society…...

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The Jewish Maghreb: A Musical Journey (VIRTUAL)

Presented by Samuel Torjman Thomas Click here to register. Samuel Torjman Thomas will explore different areas of Moroccan and Algerian Jewish musical life, including liturgical, para-liturgical, and secular performance in a hybrid lecture–demonstration. Samuel Torjman Thomas, PhD, is a professor of ethnomusicology, Jewish studies, interdisciplinary studies, and Sephardic studies at…...

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Fillmore District Walking Tour (IN-PERSON EVENT: ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED)

Led by Howard Freedman Unfortunately, we have reached the maximum number of registrations for this event. You are welcome to add your name to the waiting list, should a spot open up. San Francisco’s Fillmore District is often noted for the Black, Japanese, and Jewish communities that made the area…...

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