Preserving Tradition: The Legacy of Hans Adler's Seder Plate

by Andrew Roth, Project Archivist Just in time for Passover, the JFCS Holocaust Center recently received a beautiful, three-tiered Seder plate as a donation from 98-year-old Holocaust survivor Hans Adler. This striking Seder plate not only has a fascinating history but also imparts an often-overlooked aspect of the Jewish refugee experience: the desire to hold Read More

Posted by Admin on April 22, 2024
From the Tauber Archives: Torah Ornaments Recovered from the Ashes of Kristallnacht

The following article is an excerpt from, written by Yedida S. Kanfer, PhD; Director of Collections and Programming at the JFCS Holocaust Center Several years ago, a Holocaust survivor came to see me at the JFCS Holocaust Center Tauber Library and Archives. He had left his hometown of Frankenwinheim, Germany as a child, several Read More

Posted by Admin on April 20, 2023
Responding to Hate Crimes, Racism, and Antisemitism in Marin - A Community Conversation

Thursday, February 4th 5:00 – 6:30pm (PST)   Lori E. Frugoli, District Attorney, Marin County​ Morgan Blum Schneider, Director, JFCS Holocaust Center​ Susan Leider, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Kol Shofar​ Seth Brysk, Regional Director, ADL Patrice O’Neill, Not in Our Town Noah Griffin, Local resident, historian, leader for changing the name of the Dixie School District Representatives Read More

Posted by Admin on February 2, 2021
Arts & Ideas at the JCCSF—Bari Weiss 9/23

A Survival Kit for 21st Century Jews   Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7PM (3200 California Street, SF, CA 94118) An Unorthodox Live Podcast Recording with Bari Weiss & Andrew Marantz “Since its debut in 2015, Tablet magazine’s Unorthodox has become one of the most popular and beloved Jewish podcasts in the world. Join hosts Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz Read More

Posted by Admin on September 19, 2019
Upcoming Event: Music of Remembrance - The Parting

Music of Remembrance Presents: The Parting Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall San Francisco Conservatory of Music The Parting, a daring new opera by composer Tom Cipullo and librettist David Mason, explores the life and art of Miklós Radnóti, widely considered one of the most important poetic witnesses to Read More

Posted by Admin on May 17, 2019
Intergenerational Trauma and Resilience - Panel Discussion

Join our Associate Director, Dr. Alexis Herr, for a panel discussion with other scholars on the impact of collective and historic trauma on targeted communities.  This event is being put on in partnership with the multimedia exhibit, Then They Came For Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, at Futures Read More

Posted by Admin on March 14, 2019
We continue to remember
The JFCS Holocaust Center is comprised of the Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program, the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship, the Speakers Bureau, the Day of Learning, the Oral History Project and the Zisovich Fellowships programs, as well as The Next Chapter Project. All of these organizations operate on the generous support of our donors.

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