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

 Ashkenazi Food, Jewish Arts Presenters, Other Resources, Retail Stores in the Bay Area /  San Francisco

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...

 Other Resources, Retail Stores in the Bay Area /  East Bay

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.

 Other Resources /  East Bay

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 San Francisco Bay Area organization founded in 2003 that connects people and communities with Yiddish culture. You are on KlezCalifornia's website! Current programs include klezmer workshops for instrumentalists, presentations on Yiddish culture for young Jews in grades K-12, lectures for adults, monthly Yiddish conversation salon for...

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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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KlezCalifornia has compiled a list (see link to the right) of community arts venues that sometimes present Jewish music, in response to requests for such a list from performers within and outside the San Francisco Bay Area. See also the separate listing of Jewish Arts Presenters. Most of this information...

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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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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

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

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Extensive collection of Yiddish books.

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