Historian Fred Rosenbaum, Lehrhaus’ Founding Director, is giving three free talks in three different locations in November.

The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews November 9 in San Francisco
Floodtide: Europe and Its Jews Amidst the Refugee Crisis November 10 in Walnut Creek
The Day the Holocaust Began November 11 in Pleasanton.

The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews | Register
Friday, November 9 | 10:00 -11:30 am | Rhoda Goldman Plaza, San Francisco | Free

A center of Orthodoxy, Zionism, socialism, and the Yiddish theater, the lively neighborhood was the hub of local Yiddish-speaking culture for decades. It was also an entertainment mecca for the whole city, and Jews were highly visible as performers, and operators of restaurants, vaudeville houses, movie theaters, and jazz clubs.

Floodtide: Europe and Its Jews Amidst the Refugee Crisis | Register
Saturday, November 10 | 7:30 -9:30 pm |¬†Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek

The recent migration of about 1.5 million mostly Muslim refugees has convulsed the continent and its Jewish communities as nothing since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We will examine the prospects for Europe and its Jews during this time of turmoil and transformation.

The Day the Holocaust Began | Register
Sunday, November 11 | 7:00-8:30 pm | Congregation Beth Emek, Pleasanton | Free

On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime, its cataclysmic consequences, and its lessons for our own day.