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The Fabulous Fillmore and San Francisco’s East European Jews

This course was offered in Fall, 2018.

A center of Orthodoxy, Zionism, socialism, and the Yiddish theater, the lively neighborhood was the hub of local Yiddish-speaking culture for decades. It was also an entertainment mecca for the whole city, and Jews were highly visible as performers, and operators of restaurants, vaudeville houses, movie theaters, and jazz clubs.


# Sessions
Date & time

Friday, November 9
10:30 - 12:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Nov 09 10:30 AM–12:00 PM Fri Rhoda Goldman Plaza Fred Rosenbaum


Rhoda Goldman Plaza

2180 Post St

San Francisco, CA 94115



Fred Rosenbaum

Fred Rosenbaum Fred Rosenbaum, founding director of Lehrhaus Judaica, has written four books on Bay Area Jewish history and three books on the Holocaust. He has taught numerous courses on the history of contemporary Israel at Lehrhaus and the University of San Francisco. He has been awarded the S.Y. Agnon Gold Medal for Intellectual Excellence by the Scopus Society of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators, as well as the Anne and Robert Cowan Writers’ Award for making an exceptional impact on the Bay Area by writing on Jewish themes.