Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West
By: Harriet & Fred Rochlin
The Author Reflects:
A New and Provocative Film on the History of San Francisco's Jews
American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco is the epic story of pioneer Jews in San Francisco, a number of whom played a significant role in the transformation of a tiny village to California's first metropolis. This long-awaited and newly-released film will be shown once in Los Angeles. To reserve tickets, see info below:
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2:00 P.M.
General Admission $6.00, Students' Seats $5.00, Members Free.
For Tickets, driving, and parking info, call 310-440-4500
The History of Jewish Life in Los Angeles Researched, Interpreted, and Displayed as Never Before
Yesterday's Mavens, Today's Foodies:
Traditions in Northwest Jewish Kitchens
A Collection of Recipes and Stories
Published by Washington State Jewish Historical Society
Open to the Public
Twenty-Four Western Jewish Archives
6,000 Linear Feet
A Quarterly Newsletter
Jewish Homegrown History:
Immigration, Identity and Intermarriage
Skirball Cultural Center
March 29 - September 2, 2012
The Magnes Reopening & New Mexican Centennial Events
The Magnes Opening, Sunday, January 22, 2012
An Explosion of Innovative Western Jewish Exhibitions, Plays & Lectures
38 Western Jewish Historical Societies, Museums and Archives
Available to the public Online and at Depositories
Asked to design a mass email to announce that 11 Western Jewish historical societies, 4 museums, and 23 archives had just posted been on my website, Jo Yatar, graphic designer, opened her notebook: "Is there another list like it?" "None I know of," I replied. As a longtime client, I expected and got more questions. Why did you start it? What does it include? What's noteworthy about it?
Just as it was beginning to appear that the Jewish strain of Western history had exhausted itself, two Western Jewish biographies, and one book of biographical essays, prologue to the subject's poetry, were published in late 2008. Each was researched in depth and reflects period and place as vividly as the contributions and idiosyncracies of its key subject and his or her cohorts. Endowed with high level writing, editing and production skills, these works cast new light on radically diverse and extraordinarily able Jewish pioneers. Residents of different sections of the American West, they may never have met, and if they had, may not have willingly met again.
Frances Dinkelspiel. Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant named Isaisas Hellman Created California. St. Martin's Press. New York, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0-312-35526-5, ISBN-10:0-312-35526-2