ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Richard Rodgers - Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Learn about his fascinating career and personal life. His tunes are some of the best of the 20th century, performed by Broadway and Hollywood’s song and dance stars.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Jewish Contribution to Golden Age of Television
A glimpse into the careers of video pioneers Jack Benny, Gertrude Berg, Gene Barry, Eddie Cantor, Sid Caesar and countless others who turned a wild and wooly frontier into an era of comedy, adventure and pure fun.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Jews and the Building of America, 1860-1940
The massive migrations of the 1800's, the Industrial revolution and American labor, Yiddish culture, Uniquely American Jewish religious life and diversity, Hollywood and the Jewish movement into mainstream America.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This class features the works of well known and not so well known Jewish classical composers beginning with early 17th century Sephardic Italian composer Salomone Rossi and opera composers Meyerbeer, HaLevy and Offenbach. Mendelssohn, Mahler, Schoenberg, Copland, Bernstein-- we’ll listen to recordings and learn how their Jewish backgrounds informed their music.
Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Classics from Rossi to Bernstein:Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Free time to socialize with your fellow participants.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This course will give a comprehensive historical overview, a religious view from Islam, Christianity and Jewish perspectives and finally a full political evaluation from all points of view. Is there a solution?Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: FIELD TRIP to San Francisco to the Holocaust Memorial by sculptor George Segal, followed by visits to historic Congregation Emanu-El and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Current exhibits at the CJM include:
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art
Beyond Belief is an expansive exhibition exploring the spiritual dimensions of modern art, especially as seen through the lens of Jewish theological concepts. The exhibition features forty-eight internationally-known artists whose work—painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art—are all drawn from SFMOMA’s outstanding collection. Ranging from a 1914 abstraction by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian to a luminous 1960 abstraction by Mark Rothko and oversized prayer beads by contemporary artist Zarina, Beyond Belief provides an engaging alternative that prioritizes spirituality in the reading of art.
Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica
Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica combines the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s ongoing commitment to presenting new perspectives on Jewish tradition with its dedication to working with contemporary artists, like Saitowitz, whose vision enables us to find fresh ways to examine and appreciate Jewish culture and ritual.
Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
A musical journey through a unique slice of recording history–the Black-Jewish musical encounter from the 1930s to the 1960s.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is the first museum in the country to host a StoryCorps StoryBooth. StoryCorps is a New York-based oral history project founded and directed by award-winning documentary artist and MacArthur Fellow Dave Isay.
(Exhibition descriptions courtesy of the Contemporary Jewish Museum).Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: LIVE ENTERTAINMENTLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch