This film tells the story of the first Jews of San Francisco. Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed in San Francisco. They went on to build a thriving community, at one time the second largest Jewish community in the US. With a newfound freedom, Jews played a central role in the transformation of this maritime village into the largest metropolis in the West. As Jews integrated into mainstream San Francisco society, they reinvented what it meant for them to be Jewish. A Question and Answer session with Professor Ellen Eisenberg of Willamette University follows the film.
Admission: General Public $10, OJMCHE Members $8, Students $5.