Contemporary Jewish Museum

4:36pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Professional writers mentor aspiring young people in San Francisco

Photo from www.sfartscommission.org/WC/

In San Francisco, there’s a program that pairs aspiring young writers with professional mentors. It’s called WritersCorps and it’s sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission. One of the students is apprentice DeAsia Landrum.

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5:45pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Finding one's musical niche

Chip Curry and Diana Roberts spoke at the San Francisco StoryCorps booth

As a musician, you have to know how to deal with different types of crowds. Sometimes people aren't paying much attention to you, and they even talk while you're on stage. But other times, they give you standing ovations and beg for more.

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4:32pm

Tue March 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

A New Year for Trees at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum

Photo courtesy of http://www.thecjm.org/index.php?option=com_ccevents&scope=prgm&task=detail&fid=30&oid=736

At a Berkeley city farm called Urban Adamah, about 100 people are gathered under a large, white, open-air tent. It’s a cold, raining evening in early February – but nevermind the weather. This is a festive occasion. Pomegranates, olives and other fruits and wines fill the tables to celebrate a little-known Jewish holiday called Tu B’shevat.

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