Archive for November, 2012

Unplugging Hanukkah

Unplugging Hanukkah

If you’re shopping for ways to unplug from the materialistic mania that “eight nights/eight gifts” can generate, try these tips.

Phil Stern’s Fancy: An Interview With the Hollywood Photographer

Phil Stern’s Fancy: An Interview With the Hollywood Photographer

Who knows why the 93-year-old photographer Phil Stern, in his heyday, asked the Hollywood stars he was photographing to pose with a copy of the Yiddish newspaper, the Forward. At the opening of his exhibition in the JCCSF’s Katz Snyder Gallery, we tried to ask him. Hear what he had to say.

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Live from Kanbar Hall

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Live from Kanbar Hall

Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks sat down with Forum’s Michael Krasny to talk about the science vs. religion debate and why Rabbi Sacks says we need both religion and science in our lives more than ever: “Science takes things apart to see how they work.  Religion puts things together to see what they mean.”  Other […]

Will Durst Live from Kanbar Hall

Will Durst Live from Kanbar Hall

With the presidential election behind us, San Francisco treasure Will Durst reminds us, as only he can, that truth is stranger than fiction.  You’ll laugh out loud as he recounts the election season, with all its characters, foibles and malapropos.