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Fred Rosenbaum on the Fabulous Fillmore, 1907-1955
Sponsor The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Type of Event Arts & Culture
Description 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.
Date/Dates February 23 2012
Times 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Street Address 736 Mission Street Google Map
Location San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Contact Name thecontemporaryjewishmuseum
Phone Number (415) 655-7800
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