Jewish

6:04pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 12/18/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

22nd Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

  

"What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?"  Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay Thursday night, comic Lisa Geduldig, says it's an age-old question that she answered 21 years ago with her now annual show Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, Jewish comedians telling jokes in a Chinese restaurant on Christmas, Christmas Eve, and this year, Boxing Day, too. Two shows nightly this year feature NPR program host Ophira Eisenberg,14-year-old Simon Cadel (Kung Pao's youngest comic ever), Jeremy Hotz and Lisa Geduldig, who also serves as Master of Ceremonies.  Hear a taste of all four comedians on tonight's Out in the Bay, and about Kung Pao Kosher Comedy's history and a little bit of San Francisco's queer history from producer Geduldig. (Airs 7pm Thursday, Dec. 18.)

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11:24am

Thu December 11, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 12/11/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

Giant Tree's Tale: Gifts and Ornaments Grow With It

Peretz Partensky

  

The Tale of Tom & Jerry's Tree:Tom Taylor and Jerry Goldstein's Xmas Tree & Holiday Spectacular in SF's Dolores Heights draws thousands of visitors. The tree is 65 feet tall. They use a crane to place oversized ornaments, presents, and stuffed toy animals. Why put on this extravagant display every December, for 20+ years now, at huge expense? It's one of their gifts to the city - and maybe a reason they've stuck together 41 years!  Tom & Jerry, active philanthropists, also founded the Diversity Foundation of San Francisco. Meet them, hear their tale and their tree's on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday, Dec. 11. Eric Jansen hosts.

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4:56pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

American Jerusalem: Documentary spotlights Jewish history in San Francisco

Sutro Baths, Wells Fargo, Stern Grove… What these San Francisco icons have in common is they were all founded or developed by Jews.  Jewish people have been living in San Francisco since the beginning of this great city, and that’s the topic of a new documentary called American Jerusalem.

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7:45am

Wed March 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/13

Nostalgia baked in a cake

Nahoum bakery
Sandip Roy

The simple no frills boxes read Nahoum & Sons, Pvt Ltd. Dainty Confectionery. This family bakery in Kolkata is over a hundred years old and looks it - Nahoum's is nostalgia baked into a cake.

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12:02am

Wed February 27, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

True Life Trio Live this Saturday 3 pm

True Life Trio

We'll give you the low-down on two festivals opening in the Bay Area in March.  The Jewish Music Festival starts this weekend and some of the festival's musicians will perform this Saturday 3 pm in the KALW studios.  The True Life Trio perform original songs and folk tunes from the Balkans, the Americas, and beyond.  Klezmer fiddler Michael Alpert will also be on hand to play a few tunes.  The Crossroads Irish-American Festival opens on March 9th with a cornucopia of music and literary events.

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