The raucous, yet scholarly sensibilities of Literary Death Match team up with Reboot for a unique spin on the immensely popular series. In this edition, the oldest story ever told will be recounted with a deliciously modern spin, as Jewish authors read selections from Reboot's Unscrolled, a modern interpretation of the torah by some of today’s best known writers. Judges include Rabbi David Kasher, comedian Nato Green, and last year’s LDM: All Jew Review finalist Zarina Zabrinsky. Author-contestants include Rebecca Bortman, Josh Healey, Caitlin Roper, and Ben Greenman. Hosted by LDM creator, Adrian Todd Zuniga
Save on a year of incredible
art, culture, and ideas!
CJM membership is a great value. With unlimited free admission for you
and a guest, your $60 (regularly $75) Individual membership pays for
itself in fewer than three visits!
There’s still time to join and receive your invitations to two exclusive
Members’ opening events this month (see below); enjoy special holiday
discounts at our exquisite Museum Store; 10% off at our newly opened Wise Sons Delicatessen;
and a year of unique opportunities to engage with art, community,
friends, and family. Members enjoy VIP access to all that The CJM
has to offer.
The Frog and Toad Ball–
tickets available November 15
Sat, Dec 7 | 5:30pm
With incredible décor, gourmet food and drinks,
a hip and hopping dance floor, and myriad opportunities for fun, you’ll
want to mark your calendars now—tickets will disappear quickly!
All proceeds benefit the Museum’s Education and Family Programming. Tickets available online November 15.
Handpicked items from The CJM’s new Executive Director, Lori Starr
Lori’s Pick—Richard Meier
Lori has handpicked some of her favorite Museum Store items that reflect
her taste and appreciation for great works of art and objects of
inspiration. Architect Richard Meier’s menorah is “an abstracted
representation of an architectural style from significant
moments of persecution in the history of the Jews.”
Arts, food, and drink:
Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Thurs, Nov 21 | 5–8pm
Join us on the third Thursday
of each month in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood for a
monthly outing full of arts, food, and drink! Wander the blocks around
Yerba Buena Gardens to soak in art and music. Pick up a wrist band at
galleries and museums for exclusive Third Thursday all-night happy hour at participating bars and restaurants. Learn more.
At the Jewish Community Center
of San Francisco | 3200 California Street Tue, Nov 26 | Screening at 5pm, Talk 7pm
Director Dror Moreh is best known for The Gatekeepers, his
Oscar-nominated documentary featuring interviews with all surviving
former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities
and membership are closely held state secrets. He’ll
reveal what he learned while making the film, his thoughts on the
viability of a two-state solution, and how he thinks
The Gatekeepers is moving the political conversation forward in Israel and abroad.
Save 25% on all tickets with the promo code CJMJCCSF.
The 22nd Annual Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival presents Dorfman in Love
Sun, Nov 17 | 5pm at the
Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto
The SVJFF will show the film Dorfman in Love followed by three
special guests: Elliot Gould, the star of Dorfman in Love, director
Bradley Leong and screenwriter Wendy Kout. A reception and opportunity
to meet Gould will follow.
Major support for The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibitions and
Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation. The Museum
also thanks the Jim Joseph Foundation for its major support of
innovative strategies for educating and engaging audiences
in Jewish learning. Additional major support is provided by an
Anonymous Donor; Alyse and Nathan Mason Brill; The Covenant Foundation;
Suzanne and Elliott Felson; Gaia Fund; Denise Garone and Stuart A.
Kogod; The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation; The Horace
W. Goldsmith Foundation; Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax
Fund; Walter and Elise Haas Fund; Institute of Museum and Library
Services; the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the
Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Maribelle and Stephen
Leavitt; Nellie and Max Levchin; the Bernard Osher Jewish
Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and
Endowment Fund; Osterweis Capital Management; Alison Gelb Pincus and
Mark Pincus; The Skirball Foundation; Ruth and Alan Stein; Roselyne
Chroman Swig; Target; and Anita and Ronald Wornick.
IMAGE CREDITS Jason Lazarus. Untitled, 2011. Archival inkjet print 40 x 50 in. Photo courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago.