Guest Speaker: Ronald Leopold, Executive Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Sunday, April 30th, 7pm Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa 1455 Elm Street The Community is invited.
In recognition of Black History Month, former Research Librarian at the Napa County Historical Society and Napa native, Alexandria Brown, discusses the history of African Americans in the Napa Valley from its earliest days. Photographs, documents and interesting stories round out this particularly rich but almost forgotten piece of Napa history. Community Arts Center (Lucky […]
Fantastical Marriage Documents The ketubah is a special Jewish prenuptial agreement outlining the rights and responsibilities of marriage. Jews of Italy are known for their elaborately designed ketubot (plural). Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Senior educator at Lehrhaus Judaica has been a ketubah scribe and illuminator. He will share examples and insights into these artistic covenantal documents. […]
Chasing Portraits, A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy “Chasing Portraits is a miraculous story of heartbreaking loss and spine-tingling discovery. In her search for her great-grandfather’s paintings, Elizabeth Rynecki becomes a genealogist, art historian, detective, crusader for justice, and a time traveler, peering through windows and into paintings to unearth her family’s past. […]
Actor and Producer Ronald Guttman (Mad Men, The West Wing) joins his brother, Musical Director Michael Guttman and Symphony Napa Valley in narrating the gripping and rarely-performed orchestral poem of ancient origin, Genesis. Timeless works by Mendelssohn and Bloch complete the afternoon’s spiritual journey. Genesis, a symphonic poem by Dr. Baruch Berliner is inspired by the story of […]