Rose Katz Musical Enrichment Fund

After 17 years of serving patrons and book clubs, beloved librarian Rose Katz retired from the Jewish Community Library in December 2021. In honor of her service and her love of music, a fund has been established by Jewish LearningWorks and the Friends of the Jewish Community Library to support the Library’s future music-related programs and acquisitions.

If you were touched by Rose’s dedication, knowledge and presence, we invite you to make a gift to the Rose Katz Musical Enrichment Fund.

We are honored to celebrate her and keep the music playing!

One Bay One Book pick ‘The Hidden Palace’ explores assimilation through fantasy

In 2013, Pleasanton author Helene Wecker published her first novel, “The Golem and the Jinni,” about an unlikely friendship between two magical creatures who meet in New York City in 1899. The book incorporates elements of fantasy, historical fiction, and Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature and won several awards.

It was also a hit with Bay Area Jewish readers, according to staff at the Jewish Community Library.

What became of Queen Vashti? One Bay One Book program tackles ‘The Book of V.’

Whither Vashti? One Bay One Book program tackles ‘The Book of V.’

The Jewish Community Library has chosen Anna Solomon’s new novel “The Book of V.” for its next One Bay One Book program, a popular, community-wide offering served up annually by S.F.-based Jewish LearningWorks. Published in May, Solomon’s third novel follows three women in different time periods whose lives offer interpretive windows into the Biblical stories …