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Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Jewish Roots with Stephen Harris

Richmond Museum of History & Culture 400 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA

Dr. Stephen Harris will present "Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Jewish Roots" in conjunction with the temporary exhibit Pioneers to Present: Jews of Richmond & Contra Costa County. This exhibit is the latest in the "Know Your Community" series of public programs. ?The goal is to provide beginning genealogists with enough information to conduct their own […]

An Unlikely Romance

Richmond Museum of History & Culture 400 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA

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 […]

Fred Rosenbaum Speaks on his book Taking Risks

Richmond Museum of History & Culture 400 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA

Fred Rosenbaum speaks about his book, Taking Risks, the story of Joseph Pell who was a partisan fighter during World War II. Joseph made his way to California after the war and eventually founded Moo's Ice Cream in Richmond. Fred Rosenbaum, the Founding Director Emeritus of Lehrhaus Judaica, led the?school for 44 years until 2017. […]

Richmond?s Illuminating Connection to the Statue of Liberty

Richmond Museum of History & Culture 400 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA

Berkeley historian and author Richard Schwartz will tell the story of Jewish actor Maurice B. Curtis, who used his fortune to light the Statue of Liberty in 1886 when the US Congress didn?t want to spend the money. He is the author of The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of […]