Friday, November 1, 2013

Openings of artist Jason Lazarus and Arnold Lobel’s art of Frog and Toad, and Literary Death Match—November at The CJM

November 2013
Literary Death Match—Unscrolled
November 2013
Thursday, Nov 14 | 6:30pm
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
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Two new exhibitions open this month with exclusive Member viewing hours
Jason Lazarus: Live Archive
Members’ Only Preview Hours

Thu, Nov 21 | 11AM–1PM

All Members are invited to be the first to view the exhibition before The Museum opens to the public.
Members’ Family Brunch for
Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel

Sun, Nov 24 | 11AM–1PM

Join other families and friends at a Members’ only brunch that includes art-making, entertainment, and more.
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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.
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Frog and Toad
Handpicked items from The CJM’s new Executive Director, Lori Starr
Lori’s Pick—Richard Meier
Architectronic Menorah

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.”
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Richard Meier Menorah
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 participating galleries and museums for exclusive Third Thursday all-night happy hour at participating bars and restaurants. Learn more.
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Third Thursdays
Dror Moreh on The Gatekeepers
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.
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Dror Moreh
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.
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Dorfman in Love

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Daily 11am–5pm, Thu 1–8pm, Closed Wed

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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.
Jason Lazarus. Untitled, 2011. Archival inkjet print 40 x 50 in. Photo courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago.

Arnold Lobel, Title page from Days with Frog and Toad, 1979. Graphite, ink, and wash on paper, 19 15/16 x 15 15/16 in. (matted). Courtesy of The Estate of Arnold Lobel. Copyright © The Estate of Arnold Lobel.


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