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Fighting Back: Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

Warsaw-ghetto-statueJoin us for three presentations by Fred Rosenbaum, Founding Director of Lehrhaus Judaica, marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

28 Days: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

What is the meaning for our own day of the brave battle waged by young Jewish men and women to bring honor and dignity to their people in the midst of catastrophe?

  • Thursday, April 12, 10:30 am - noon
    Rhoda Goldman Plaza, San Francisco

  • Friday, April 13, 6 - 7:15 pm
    Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco Kabbalat Shabbat

Ghetto: Struggling to Survive Behind the Gates

An inquiry into Jewish suffering and resilience in the Lodz ghetto—the earliest, longest-lasting, and most oppressive in all of Europe.

  • Sunday, April 15, 2-4 pm, Friedman Event Center, Santa Rosa
    Sonoma County Community-wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration

All events are free of charge and open to the public.


# Sessions
Date & time

April 12 - 15

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 12 10:30 AM–12:00 PM Thu Rhoda Goldman Plaza Fred Rosenbaum
Apr 13 6:00 PM–7:15 PM Fri Sherith Israel Fred Rosenbaum
Apr 15 2:00 PM–4:00 PM Sun Friedman Events Center Fred Rosenbaum


Congregation Sherith Israel

2266 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94115


Friedman Events Center

4676 Mayette Ave

Santa Rosa, CA 95405


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.