California Dreaming - Press

Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present

Exhibition on view November 17, 2011 – April 28, 2013

"Playing Jewish Geography From California to the New York Islands"
The Jewish Daily Forward

"Petaluma's Chicken Farmers Part of New Show at SF's Contemporary Jewish Museum"
– Petaluma Patch

"California Dreaming exhibit celebrates pioneering Jewish spirit of the West"
– JWeekly

"New Show Chronicles Jewish Life in the Bay Area"
– KQED News

"Jewish museum in SF launches iPad game for 'California Dreaming' exhibit"
– JWeekly


California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area From the Gold Rush to the Present was organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum with leading support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Jim Joseph Foundation. Presenting partners include the Gaia Fund and Osterweis Capital Management. Major support comes from the Estate of Sidney and Vivian Konigsberg. Supporting sponsors include Levi Strauss & Co., The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation, Catherine and James Koshland, and Alison Gelb Pincus and Mark Pincus. Additional generous support comes from Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg, Robin Reiner and Fred Isaac from the Frederick J. Isaac Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, Randall E. Laroche and David G. Laudon, Ruth and Don Seiler, and  Barclay and Sharon Simpson.

imls Jim Joseph Foundation
Gaia Fundosterweis capital 

The Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead supporters of the 2012/13 exhibition season.


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