THE JCCSF PRESENTS CONNECTING THREADS: QUILTS FROM THE SOCIAL JUSTICE SEWING ACADEMY, AN EXHIBIT IN THE KATZ SNYDER GALLERY

SAN FRANCISCO (August 23, 2018) — Today, the JCCSF announced the opening of Connecting Threads: Quilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy, a new exhibition in the Katz Snyder Gallery. Celebrating the use of textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion, Connecting Threads works to amplify and bring awareness to social justice issues that youth care about. The featured young artists tackle issues of gender, discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence, and gentrification in their work. Connecting Threads is on display now through November 2018. The JCCSF will host a free, public reception for the exhibition on Sunday, September 16 at 4 p.m. that will feature a conversation with artists from the Social Justice Sewing Academy and a drop-in quilting workshop.

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THE JCCSF ANNOUNCES EVENTS FOR ITS ARTS & IDEAS 2018–19 SEASON

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 16, 2018) – Today, the JCCSF announced the events in the Arts & Ideas 2018–19 season, which feature dynamic conversations with groundbreaking activists, world class chefs and award-winning creatives. Arts & Ideas will kick-off its new season with the Marcia and John Goldman Lecture featuring Neil Patrick Harris on Friday, September 28. Additional events include a conversation with Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, a National Coming Out Day celebration with Danica Roem, and an evening with the influential Ta-Nehisi Coates. The season also includes events with celebrated chefs from around the world, including René Redzepi of noma and David Zilber of the noma fermentation lab in Copenhagen, acclaimed Israeli-British chef Yotam Ottolenghi, Nativ merica ndigenou he rystal Wahpepah, Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken in Sweden and more. The lineup will continue to expand as additional events are announced.

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THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR DAVID MAMET ARTS AND IDEAS ENGAGEMENT

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced today it will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. as part of its Arts and Ideas series. This engagement has been rescheduled from its original date of Wednesday, March 21. Arts and Ideas features dynamic conversations with thought-provoking artists, acclaimed authors, historians and thought leaders. Tickets are $28-$38 and may be purchased online at jccsf.org/arts, by phone at 415.292.1233, or in person at 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118.

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THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO PRESENTS UNDER THE STARS: AN EVENING CELEBRATING THE JCCSF

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) and Celebration co-chairs Randi and Max Saffian, preschool parents, and Joe Sweeney, Board of Directors member, along with his wife, Laura, are proud to announce Under the Stars: An Evening Celebrating the JCCSF on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the JCCSF (3200 California Street, San Francisco).

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THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO APPOINTS DAVID GREEN AS CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER, ROOTS + CULTURE

Today, Marci Glazer, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF), announced the appointment of David Green as Chief Program Officer, Roots + Culture. David will work alongside Ben Doyle, Chief Program Officer, Family Life, to drive forward participant programming and experiences at the JCCSF, bringing people together to explore, connect and flourish. Effective Monday, April 23, David returns to the JCCSF after leading the nonprofit Kevah as Executive Director for the last year. David will oversee the JCCSF’s Arts & Ideas, Public Programs, Lifelong Learning, and Jewish Living and Learning departments.

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THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO Announces New OFF-SITE Pop-Up Events

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced the lineup of new off-site pop-up events, inspired by Jewish holidays, wisdom and values. From food demos and art workshops to shared meals, live music and community service, the series of events continues to provide convenient, fun and meaningful experiences throughout San Francisco. The JCCSF will be popping up at iconic San Francisco events, including the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Sunday Streets in Golden Gate Park and the Outer Sunset, and the San Francisco Pride Parade, as well as with specially curated events at unique venues, including experimental gallery space The Laundry and eclectic vintage furniture shop Carousel Consignment SF in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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the jccsf announces CHINATOWN PRETTY: THE UNExpected STYLE ICONS OF SAN FRANCISCO’S CHINATOWN

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced today the opening of Chinatown Pretty: The Unexpected Style Icons of San Francisco’s Chinatown, a new exhibition in the Katz Snyder Gallery. Celebrating the ingenuity, flair and beauty of Chinatown and its longtime residents, the exhibit showcases the unique styles worn by older Chinese adults living (and shopping) in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The self-titled show is produced by photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu, managers of the street-style blog, Chinatown Pretty. Since 2014, Lo and Luu have been scouting the hills of Chinatown, stopping and chatting with older adults as they go about their daily routines. The exhibition features portraits of these unexpected style icons, with interviews—conducted with the help of Cantonese-speaking translators—displayed beside them. The JCCSF will host a free, public reception for the exhibition on Thursday, February 22, 6–8 p.m., featuring food, music, and a meet-and-greet with the artists.

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