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
You can also take the airport shuttle to SFO to visit the SFO Museum and the many museum collections throughout the terminals.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Jews and the Building of America, 1860-1940Lodging: 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: 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 MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Heather Klein and Noam Eisen
Heather is a classically trained soprano in San Francisco, and performs Yiddish classical, theater and folk music, as well as opera and other styles. For the past decade, she has performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe, as a soloist and as part of various musical groups and opera companies. Highlights include singing with Three Yiddish Divas, and touring with the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. Heather has also performed in New York at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. In addition, she played the role of Rosie in the world-premiere of Ravensbruek Project, a cabaret opera based on the Holocaust, held in Boston. As the leader of Heather Klein's Inextinguishable Trio, she has also successfully produced a Yiddish-theater album, Mayn Yiddishe Velt, and is preparing to release the trio's latest CD, Shifreles Portret: A Yiddish Art Song Project. That CD consists of a world-premiere of a newly composed piece by accomplished violinist and composer Steven Greenman. It will also feature a nign, a wordless folk tune, that was collected in Budapest from a Holocaust survivor, and arranged by the trio's violist, Be'eri Moalem. Heather is also part of an ensemble, Shabbos Zingt, which will perform at Bay Area synagogues, leading Shabbos services with Yiddishkayt melodies. She earned her bachelor's and master's from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Heather also works as a cantorial soloist and b'nei mitzvah tutor.
NOAM was born and raised in Toronto Canada where he studied classical music at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, and jazz improvisation with private teachers. He began performing at an early age, starting with concerts for family and friends, and then professionally at weddings, corporate events, and house parties. Noam moved permanently to the Bay Area in 2001 after earning a Masters degree from Stanford University and following his three years of living a cultural dream in Paris.
Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land.For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497
Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking.For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/