KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Monday, March 14, 2011


Come and check out our most recent acquisitions available for checkout:

Twentieth Century Jews: Forging Identity in the Land of Promise and in the Promised Land by Monty Noam Penkower

An Italian Renaissance: Choosing Life in Canada

The Morning Star: A Novel by Andre Schwarze-Bart

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer

I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History
of the Great Depression by Ted Gup

The Alhambra Decree by David Raphael

The Cavalier of Malaga by David Raphael

The Infidel: DVD
A Cantor's Tale: DVD


Please join us as we welcome Professor Mitchell Numark, PhD. who will speak about the ancient legacy and history of India's Jewish communities . Following his lecture, you will have an opportunity to ask questions of this Fulbright scholar with a doctorate in History.

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: KOH Library and Cultural Center

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Philip Bialowitz Lecture

Mr. Bialowitz is one of the 8 living survivors of the infamous Nazi death camp, Sobibor, and among those who carried out what is considered the largest and most successful prisoner revolt of World War II. He has written a book called "A Promise At Sobibor: A Jewish Boy's Story of Revolt and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland".

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Kashenberg - Ostrow- Hayward Library and Cultural Center

For more information, please contact Andy Baron: ABaron9936@aol.com

Sunday, March 6, 2011

KOH Special Guest Lecturer

Please join us on Thursday, March 31st at 7 p.m. as we welcome Dr. Mitchell Numark who will speak on "The Jews of India".

Professor Numark will speak about the ancient legacy and history of India's Jewish communities followed by an opportunity to ask questions of this Fulbright scholar with a doctorate in History.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

KOH Fiction Book Club - March

Please join us for our March book club meeting on March 15, 2011 at 7 p.m. Carole Crowe will lead us in a discussion of the book "Sarah/Sara" by Jacob Paul:

An engrossing meditation on the meaning of faith, Sarah/Sara is the story of a young Orthodox Jewish woman who undertakes a solo kayaking journey across the Arctic Ocean after her parents are killed and she is disfigured by a terrorist bomb in a Jerusalem café. Haunted by her parents' death, and in particular by memories of her father, a 9/11 survivor whose dream was to kayak through the Arctic, Sarah embarks on her expedition unprepared for the strenuous physical and emotional trial that lies ahead. What begins as a series of diary entries on her struggle with faith ends in a fight for survival, as Sarah slowly comes to realize that she is lost in the Arctic wilderness with the ice closing in around her.

KOH Library New Arrivals

New Books (available for checkout) received in February.

Memories of Eden; A Journey Through Jewish Baghdad - by Violette Shamash

Jewish Carpets - by Anton Felton

Esther's Children; A Portrait of Iranian Jews - edited by Houman Sarshar

The Torah; A Women's Commentary - edited by Eskenazi and Weiss

The Women's Torah Commentary;
New Insights From Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions -
edited by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein