Archive for Category: "Books"

Age and the Creative Spirit: A Photographer’s Portraits of The Greatest Generation’s Artists

Age and the Creative Spirit: A Photographer’s Portraits of The Greatest Generation’s Artists

It’s a perfect shot for the cover of a book of photographic portraits of elder artists: the photographer Editta Sherman, jauntily posing beside her antique viewfinder camera, her black and white checked dress forming a symmetry with the black and white floor tiles reflected in the camera’s lens. She is at one with her equipment, […]

Recommended Reading: Summer is Here!

Recommended Reading: Summer is Here!

Wondering what books to take on vacation? Our summer reading list is here . All of the authors on the list will appear at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco in the 2013 – 2014 Arts & Ideas season.

WANTED: Books for San Francisco’s Children

WANTED: Books for San Francisco’s Children

  First it was toiletries; then it was prom dresses, cans of food, and diapers. Now the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is raising books for kids in need! Throughout 2013, the JCCSF has consistently gathered goods for underserved communities, most recently providing homeless families with 14,509 diapers. Now, following the Jewish imperatives to […]

RB EYES FRIDAYS: What if you could only take one?

RB EYES FRIDAYS: What if you could only take one?

I was always a conscientious objector (a.k.a. bad sport) when teachers used the pedagogic conundrum: If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one book… Until I read Jacobo Timerman’s Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number.