San Francisco Public Library

Yidishkayt 101- An Introduction to Secular Jewish Culture

3:00 - 4:00

Glen Park

Glen Park Meeting Room

2825 Diamond Street

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of  “Yidishkayt” (Jewish culture, or way of life), as distinct from religious “Judaism,” or about its relationship to popular klezmer music?

Come and hear answers (to questions you may have had but didn’t know whom to ask) from members of the secular Jewish Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California, about: 

*  Yidishkayt’s deep roots in Eastern European Jewish (Ashkenazic) cultural history;

*  Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring’s beginnings here after the 1906 earthquake, for mutual aid and to improve working conditions of its Yiddish-speaking founders;

*  Current Bay Area Yiddish offerings: musical events, language & literature study groups, recent books, social justice campaigns, and English-Yiddish comic strips.

Upcoming Events

Japanese Parents' Group & Storytime
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Read For The Record Storytime
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Read For The Record
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Computer Basics
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Screen Time Presents eLearning with Brainfuse
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
Book a Librarian
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:00 pm
Marina, Marina General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

Fear of An Atomic Age!
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, Government Information Center
Don Quixote and the Golden Age
Through Thursday, December 1, 2016
Main Library, International Center
San Francisco Neon
Through Thursday, January 5, 2017
Main Library, Music Center - 4th Floor

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