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Fred Rosenbaum: Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

(Nonfiction, 462 pp. 2009)

Presents a rich history of Bay Area Jews from the Gold Rush through the present day, with an emphasis on the values—such as an embrace of social justice and an affinity for the arts—that have often animated the community.

  • Review by Ava Kahn, San Francisco Chronicle, February 9, 2012
  • Review by Dan Pine, J: The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, January 29, 2010
  • Review by Sydelle Shamah, Jewish Book Council, September 7, 2011
  • Radio Interview with Fred Rosenbaum about Cosmopolitans on Michael Krasne’s Forum, KQED, May 4, 2010