KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Friday, February 18, 2011

Upcoming Lecture/Reception/Exhibit

KOH Library and Cultural Center proudly welcomes honored guest Mansour Yaghoubian who will present a program about "Jewish Artisans and The Story of Persian Carpets". Be sure to mark your calendars as you will not want to miss this informative lecture and beautiful exhibit. Details below:

DATE: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: KOH Library and Cultural Center

For more information, please contact Mehrnaz Halimi at KOHartsprogram@gmail.com

Friday, February 4, 2011

Barbara Mendes Lecture

Please join the Jesse Yoshpe Hadassah Sh'arim Study Group, in the KOH Library and Cultural Center, for an exciting opportunity to hear dynamic artist and speaker Barbara Mendes. Barbara Mendes will speak about Dona Garcia Mendes, her family ties to this Jewish heroine, history, and art.

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Time: Program begins at 10 a.m. (come earlier to enjoy Barbara Mendes' art exhibit)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Come cheer for your favorite chess players! The final four chess match will be Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the KOH Library and Cultural Center. The two winners will then face off in the final chess match on March 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the library.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

KOH Book Club - February, 2011

Come and join the KOH Book Club on February 15th at 7 p.m. Devi Eden will lead us in a discussion of the book, "City of Thieves" by David Benioff:

This hard-to-put-down novel is based on Benioff's grandfather's stories about surviving WWII in Russia. Having elected to stay in Leningrad during the siege, 17-year-old Lev Beniov is caught looting a German paratrooper's corpse. The penalty for this infraction (and many others) is execution. But when Colonel Grechko confronts Lev and Kolya, a Russian army deserter also facing execution, he spares them on the condition that they acquire a dozen eggs for the colonel's daughter's wedding cake. Their mission exposes them to the most ghoulish acts of the starved populace and takes them behind enemy lines to the Russian countryside. There, Lev and Kolya take on an even more daring objective: to kill the commander of the local occupying German forces. A wry and sympathetic observer of the devastation around him, Lev is an engaging and self-deprecating narrator who finds unexpected reserves of courage at the crucial moment and forms an unlikely friendship with Kolya, a flamboyant ladies' man who is coolly reckless in the face of danger. Benioff blends tense adventure, a bittersweet coming-of-age and an oddly touching buddy narrative to craft a smart crowd-pleaser.

New Arrivals - February, 2011

Come and check out our newest books:

Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century by Ruth Harris

Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation by Martin Fletcher

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis by Kai Bird

Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz