Please upgrade to a newer browser.

The Lehrhaus website works best in modern browsers like Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 4, Google Chrome 10, Safari 3 and newer. If you are not using one of these, you may encounter visual glitches or other problems.

The Day the Holocaust Began

This course was offered in Fall, 2018.

On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we will reflect on the meaning of terror unleashed by a totalitarian regime, its cataclysmic consequences, and its lessons for our own day.


# Sessions
Date & time

Sunday, November 11
7:00 - 8:30 pm


Suggested donation: $10

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Nov 11 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Sun Beth Emek Fred Rosenbaum


Congregation Beth Emek

3400 Nevada Court

Pleasanton, CA 94566



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.