Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Fred Rosenbaum, founding director of Lehrhaus Judaica, and author of Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, discusses the Fillmore as a hub of Yiddish-speaking Jewish culture in Northern California for almost half a century—not only as a center of Orthodox religious life, but also of Zionism, socialism, and the Yiddish theater. The Fillmore was also an entertainment mecca for the whole city, and Jews were highly visible as the operators of restaurants, vaudeville houses, movie theaters, and jazz clubs. It produced one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin, along with many Jewish communal leaders.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present.