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January 2019

Exhibit: Pioneers to the Present – Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County

January 12 - June 30
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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An exhibit that showcases the often unknown stories of the local Jewish community, shares results of a US Holocaust Memorial Museum project and explains Jewish culture and traditions.   View the flyer! Pioneers to Present: Jews of Richmond & CoCo Exhibit

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Opening Reception: Pioneers to the Present – Jews of Richmond & CoCo Exhibit

January 13 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am PST
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Opening reception with local dignitaries and staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Pioneers to Present: Jews of Richmond & CoCo Exhibit      

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April 2019

An Unlikely Romance

April 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Unlikely Romance Local authors Julie Freestone and Rudi Raab speak on their novel Stumbling Stone (2015, Alvarado Press).How likely is it that the daughter of Jewish immigrants would cast her lot with the son of a high-ranking Nazi? However improbable, reporter Sarah Stern and German-born, Berkeley, California cop Karl Schmidt fall in love and embark on an all-consuming quest, probing his tangled past and the family’s sinister secrets. Stumbling Stone chronicles their journey across two continents and the discovery of horrifying surprises they…

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May 2019

Institute for Historical Study: Talk and Tour at the Richmond Museum of History

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2 pm Prof. Oliver B. Pollack will give a talk and a tour of the exhibit: Pioneers to the Present, The Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County. An exert from Prof. Pollack: "Get involved. That was my mantra when I arrived in Richmond in November 2016. Use the skills and tactics developed during 42 years in Nebraska in the Bay Area. Voila, two years later “Pioneers to the Present, The Jews of Richmond…

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June 2019

Jewish Food and Wine Celebration

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Alix Wall will speak about contributions of Jewish Chefs in the Bay Area. Wall, founder of The Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals, will be joined by Berkeley-based Covenant Winery and Perfusion Vineyard, a Richmond business farmed and owned by surgeon John Bry. Musicians Melita Silberstein and Dave Rosenfeld will round out the program. Beloved Jewish treats like chopped liver, kugel, knishes, spinach matzo pie and more will be offered. Guests of all ages are welcome but…

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