KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Sunday, September 30, 2012


The KOH Library and Cultural Center will be closed on the following dates in October:

October 1, 7, and 8.


Monday, October 29, 2012 - KOH Library proudly presents guest author, Maggie Anton, who will speak about her newest book, Rav Hisda's Daughter - Book 1: Apprentice.This book is based on actual Talmud texts and populated with its Rabbis and their families, bringing the world of Talmud to life from a woman's perspective. Books will be offered for sale and will be autographed by the author. This program starts at 7 p.m. 


Sunday, October 28, 2012 - KOH Library's Annual Used Book Sale!  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Bigger and better than ever. Hundreds of books (and some dvd's) to choose from representing all genres. Lots of bargains to be found. Please tell all of your friends and neighbors.


Sunday, October 21, 2012 - KOH Film Club presents "Footnote" (nominated for best foreign language film of 2011) . Hillel Damron will lead us in a discussion of the film after we view it. The film will be shown at 2 p.m.  $5 suggested donation. A short description of the film is below:

The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 -  KOH Fiction Book Club Meeting at 7 p.m.  This month Sharon Cohen will be leading a discussion on the book, "Drawing in the Dust" by Zoe Klein. Newcomers always welcome. 

Discussion Group

Monday, October 15, 2012 - Monthly discussion group with Rabbi Joseph Melamed at 1:30 p.m.  Newcomers always welcome.

KOH Guest Lecturer

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - Michael Hayward,
recently honored for his decades long career as a broadcaster and producer for the United Nations with the entry of his oral history into the Oral History Archives at California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, will speak about his fascinating time as a pioneer in the formative years of the United Nations and his work through the advent of radio and television. His lecture is entitled, "How I Stopped A War" and will begin at 4 p.m.

"Memory, Treatment and Respite: Health Spa Program for Holocaust Survivors"

Lisa Stein (visiting from Israel) will be speaking on "Memory, Treatment and Respite: Health Spa Program for Holocaust Survivors". Lisa will share stories about the strength of the human spirit through times of unfathomable adversity and about her relationship with Holocaust survivors as a massage therapist and generous listener at a health spa program for Holocaust survivors in Maale Hahamisha, Israel. This program will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


The founders and staff of the KOH Library and Cultural Center want to wish all of their friends and patrons a very HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SWEET NEW YEAR! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012


KOH FILM CLUB - Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 2 p.m. - "The Yankles" . A down-and-out ex-baseball player, Charlie Jones, needs to meet his community service hours as a coach. The problem is no team wants him. It takes the Yankles, an obscure orthodox yeshiva baseball team desperate for a coach, to give Charlie his second chance. A humorous match made in heaven, both Charlie and the team rise to unexpected triumphs resulting in entrance to the college world series. With the championship in reach, it seems the Yankles just might need a miracle for that ultimate grand slam victory.


CLOSURES :  Sept. 2, 3, 16, 17, 26

Also - No book club meeting this month due to all the Jewish holidays.  Will resume in October.


ARTIST RECEPTION AND FASCINATING PROGRAM WITH JUDAICA RENAISSANCE WOMAN RAE GOLDREICH - Sunday, Sept. 9th at 11:00 a.m. You will not want to miss our next featured artist, Rae Goldrich. Garnering praise and honors, Rae burst on both the private and public art scenes, re-inventing Judaica as it has never been seen before. Inspired and informed by Jewish texts and history, Rae's work combines Study with Hidur Mitzva.Through reflection, meditation, and free association, she infuses her stained glass creations with symbols and interpretations beyond simplified understandings.  Rae hopes to start a dialogue and invite active art viewers to explore more of our history and traditions. Contact Mehrnaz  Halimi (916-508-4571)for more information and/or to R.S.V.P.