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San Francisco Zen Center-A Place of Refuge

October 8, 2012 @ 9:30 am - October 31, 2012 @ 4:00 pm


“A Place of Refuge” at the San Francisco Zen Center. See below for dates and times.

For the past 50 years, San Francisco Zen Center has offered  teachings and programs to people seeking a sense of calm centered balance in the midst of an uncertain and complex world.  This exhibit traces the longer history that 300 Page Street has as a source of spiritual, educational, residential, and social support for the Jewish community.  Winding through the building’s main hall, the exhibit will illustrate the different groups – Eastern European immigrants, orphans, war refugees, young working women, and U.S. soldiers — who found refuge in this building during its first 45 years.  Photographs, letters, and other documents tell the story of the Emanu El Sisterhood of Personal Service, the women who commissioned Julia Morgan’s design, and how their organization responded to a growing city and changing Jewish community.  Details on the design and construction of 300 Page Street are featured — along with insights into the daily lives of the residents and staff of the Sisterhood’s Residence Club.  The exhibit draws upon the archives of the Western Jewish History Center of the Judah Magnes Museum (now held by the Bancroft Library) and of California Polytechnic State University.

Dates and Times:
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October 8, 2012 @ 9:30 am
October 31, 2012 @ 4:00 pm


San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Tova Green
415 354-0383