KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Friday, May 20, 2011

NCJW Mah Jongg Fundraiser

We all had a great time at the May 12th NCJW Mah Jongg Fundraiser Event held in the KOH Library and Cultural Center.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Up Coming Events in May

Please join us at any or all of the upcoming events at KOH Lirary and Cultural Center

Thursday, May 12 6:30 - 9:30

Come play MAHJONG with National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

Join the fun, enjoy desserts, and play Manj with friends, new and old

RSVP: jb6197@aol.com

Sunday, May 15 7 PM

KOH Film Club presents "LEMON TREE", an award winning Israeli film abount an Israeli woman, an Arab woman, the man in-between, over the background of Israel's unique political scenery.

Hillel Damron, founder of a local Jewish blog, www.good4jews.com will lead a discussion following the screening of the film.

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 17 7 PM

Monthly meeting of the KOH Book Club. New members are always welcome.
This month Ruth Baron will lead a discussion of Anita Diamant's novel, Day After Night, a dramatic story of survivors and renewal at Atlit, the British-run internment camp in Palestine following World War II.
(See earlier post, below for more information.)


Monday, May 30
Library Closed for Memorial Day

Online References at KOH

Please avail yourselves of the following online reference materials installed on the computers in the KOH Library.

Encyclopedoa of Religion and Ethics
JPS Digital Torah Library
Judaic Scholar Digital Reference Library
The Jewish Encyclopedia
Rabbinic Bookshelf
S.R. Driver-U: Cassuto Collection
The International Critical Commentary of the Holy Scriptures: Tanakh

We are in the process of installing Webster's Online Dictionary

In addition, we have a Hebrew keyboard program (Dagesh) available - ask the Librarian for assistance next time you visit.

May New Arrivals


Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
by Jan Gross

The Perfect Nazi; Uncovering my Grandfather's Secret Past
by Martin Davidson

For the Soul of France; Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus
by Frederick Brown

A Jewish Feminine Mystique?
Edited by Hasia Dinar, Shira Kohn, and Rachel Kranson

Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphanies Changed Our World
by Norman Lebrecht

Operation Exodus: From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate
by Gordon Thomas

Confronting Scandal - How Jews Can Respond When Jews Do Bad Things
by Dr. Erica Brown

Vision and Valor - An Illustrated History of the Talmud
by Rabbi Berel Wein

We are Coming Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World War
by Michael Keren and Shulomit Keren

The Sabbath Word: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time
by Judith Shulevititz


The Flying Camel
Partisans of Vilna
Decoding the Past: Secrets of Kabbalah

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Book Club Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 7 p.m. as Ruth Baron leads us in a discussion of this month's book, "Day After Night" by Anita Diamant.

Diamant's bestseller, The Red Tent, explored the lives of biblical women ignored by the male-centric narrative. In her compulsively readable latest, she sketches the intertwined fates of several young women refugees at Atlit, a British-run internment camp set up in Palestine after WWII. There's Tedi, a Dutch girl who hid in a barn for years before being turned in and narrowly escaping Bergen-Belsen; Leonie, a beautiful French girl whose wartime years in Paris are cloaked with shame; Shayndel, a heroine of the Polish partisan movement whose cheerful facade hides a tortured soul; and Zorah, a concentration camp survivor who is filled with an understandable nihilism. The dynamic of suffering and renewed hope through friendship is the book's primary draw, but an eventual escape attempt adds a dash of suspense to the astutely imagined story of life at the camp: the wary relationship between the Palestinian Jews and the survivors, the intense flirtation between the young people that marks a return to life. Diamant opens a window into a time of sadness, confusion and optimism that has resonance for so much that's both triumphant and troubling in modern Jewish history.