History Talk: The Fabulous Fillmore
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San Francisco’s largest and most vibrant Jewish neighborhood was dense with synagogues, schools, mutual aid societies, kosher butchers and restaurants, and cultural centers from the time of the 1906 earthquake until the mid-1960s. It included religious Jews, secular Yiddishists, Zionists, socialists, and communists. But the diverse Fillmore was also the entertainment mecca for the whole city, boasting movie theaters, vaudeville houses, ice skating rinks, dance halls, and jazz clubs.
Fred Rosenbaum, author of Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, will discuss this vivid chapter of local Jewish history.
Talk: The Fabulous Fillmore
Nov 18, 2010 – 7 pm
BJE Jewish Community Library at 1835 Ellis Street. 415.567.3327 x 703
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco