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Jewish life in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1981-2010.


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  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 6.5 linear feet (11 manuscript boxes, 1 print box, 1 oversize map folder)
Material is arranged alphabetically by main entry, except for the two most recent accessions which include similar material from 2008-2010.
Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
The collection documents non-traditional Jewish life in the Bay Area, especially newsletters and announcements from various organizations. There are also liturgical creations around life-cycle events. For example, there are AIDS memorial ceremonies, adult bar-mitzvot, gay and lesbian ceremonies and celebrations. There are also three folders from Susie Kisber who collected gay and lesbian material from a wider geographical sphere. Some related material is cataloged separately and may be found by searching subject words "Jewish life in the San Francisco Bay Area."
Transferred from various sources, 1996-2010.
Material collected by Roger S. Kohn and Zachary M. Baker, both Stanford University Library curators, from local synagogues, individuals, organizations, and businesses.
Baker, Zachary M., collector.
Kohn, Roger S., collector.
Included Work:
ha-Bayit ha-Yisra'eli J.A.C.O.B.'s Letter; the Jewish Quarterly for the Arts for San Francisco and the Bay Area. Jewish art in the Bay Area. Jewish Bulletin of Northern California. The Jewish Women's Newsletter. Mendocino Megillah. Mosaic, the Stanford Jewish Magazine. Santa Cruz Jewish Community Calendar. Schmooz Magazine. Yachatz: The Newsletter of Afikomen.

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