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Alive! A la vie! on Display Through March 15

Photo exhibition & lecture series U.S. debut at San Francisco Public Library 

70th anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald camp is April 11, 2015

Lehrhaus Judaica and the San Francisco Public Library present Alive! A la vie! – a photo exhibition of the saved children of Buchenwald. The exhibition will be featured at the San Francisco Public Library’s Skylight Gallery (100 Larkin Street, open daily) January 10-March 15. A series of free programs are scheduled at the library in support of the exhibition. Click here for programs.

Flyer       Chronicle story        j. story      Baumgarten lecture


Parting of the Racist Sea: Jews in the Civil Rights Movement

Register here by Jan. 28 for Addison-Penzak JCC class.
Meets Wednesdays, Feb. 4-18 

In this conversation about Jews in the Civil Rights Movement, we will explore this contradictory history together — both the things that make us kvell and those that make us ashamed. We will ask ourselves difficult questions about the historical relationship between African Americans and Jews in the United States; Jews and racism; Judaism and equality; and about what the legacy of Jewish involvement in the 1960s Civil Rights movement should mean for our Judaism today.

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle – 6 Locations Around the Bay

Sessions begin in January, February, and March; JCC East Bay up first Jan. 22

We will continue our exploration of Maimonides this winter in the Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle. Five locations will focus on The Guide for The Perplexed – Berkeley, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, and Palo Alto. Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa will take on The Eight ChaptersRegister for one of 6 circles around the Bay hereSign-up early for a discount.

2015 Winter-Spring Catalog Online

Check out the winter-spring catalog here. We look forward to seeing you at Lehrhaus classes and events in 2015.