Museum dedicated to celebrating Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. Some exhibits present Yiddish culture. Occasional performances. Shop for exhibition-related catalogs, selected Judaica, engaging books, and thoughtful gifts. All sales support The Museum's educational mission. Lunch at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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Down Home Music was established in 1976 by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz as a (brick & mortar) retail outlet for Roots music releases from various labels throughout the world. Located at 10341 San Pablo Avenue, in El Cerrito, California, we continue to open our doors to customers 6 days...

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Late-winter festival in Contra Costa/Tri-Valley area sometimes includes films about East European Jewry. Presented by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay.

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Bay Area resident Avner Yonai spearheads a memorial project of reviving the Jewish Mandolin Orchestra that was active in Gora Kalwaria, Poland between 1920 and 1930. Most of its members were murdered in the Holocaust.

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World music CDs, including Adrienne Cooper, Arkady Gendler, Michael Winograd, Budowitz, Veretski Pass. Artist representation including Veretski Pass.

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The only large selection of Yiddish books for sale in Northern California. By appointment only.

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Presenter of free educational programs evenings and Sundays. Circulating collection of hundreds of Yiddish books and instructional materials, klezmer/Yiddish recordings and sheet music, and Yiddish videos. Programs and readings on Yiddish culture. Additional branches at the San Francisco and Oshman Family (Palo Alto) JCCs. All programs and services are free...

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  San Francisco

Dedicated to the education, documentation, research, and remembrance of the Holocaust. Extensive multilingual research library on Eastern European Jewish communities and their fate in the Holocaust, along with public programs.

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KlezCalifornia is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 that connects people and communities with Yiddish culture. You are on KlezCalifornia's website! Programs include presentations on Yiddish culture for young Jews in grades K-12, "Tam: Tastes of Yiddish Culture for Kids & Teens." Organizes Yiddish sing-alongs at homes, JCCs, shuls. Songbooks...

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Bay Area company that produces Yiddish and Yiddish-inspired theater. Produced Itsik Manger's "Di Megileh" in 2015.

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A San Francisco-based global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of human languages. Has held Yiddish recording sessions.

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Promotes interest in Jewish genealogy and sharing of genealogical resources. Fifteen meetings per year in San Francisco, Los Altos Hills, Oakland. Speakers, programs, workshops, quarterly journal ZichronNote.

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Summer region-wide film festival often includes films about East European Jewry. Special programs throughout the year. July 18 – August 4, 2019 San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Rafael

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The Collection, founded by the late Gella Schweid Fishman, covers the four major Yiddish school networks in the U.S. and Canada: Sholem Aleichem, Arbeter Ring, Farband, and Ordn schools. Friends of the SYSNA Collection assists in the identification and donation of materials; raises funds to catalogue and disseminate materials; offers...

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Annual fall film festival sometimes includes films about Eastern European Jewish culture.

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  Santa Clara County

Extensive collection of Yiddish books. See also The Secular Yiddish Schools in North America (SYSNA) Collection, above.

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Exhibit space, lunchtime and evening programs. No charge. For almost half a century, the Judah L. Magnes Museum offered exhibitions and public programs on the history and the cultures of the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. In 2010, the collection was donated to U.C. Berkeley and...

 Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources /  East Bay

Extensive collection of Yiddish books.

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Fosters Jewish – especially Yiddish – culture, education, and the pursuit of social and economic justice.

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