South Africa’s infamous apartheid regime is often considered one of the worst human-rights injustices of the 20th century. During the segregation policy’s early days, it had few opponents in government, but there was a lone female who spoke against it, making her mark on the South African history books.
That woman was Helen Suzman, and she is honored in “Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights,” a pictorial history exhibit at the Katz Snyder Gallery at the Jewish Community Center. Read More
Israeli photojournalist Naftali Hilger’s photos of Yemen’s long-isolated Jewish community take viewers on an odyssey through a time tunnel.
His images, on view through April at the Katz Snyder Gallery at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center, also vividly capture Yemen’s rich traditions and landscape in general. Read More
Fifty years ago, a group of ordinary people did an extraordinary thing: They sat together in bus and train stations, risking their lives to end segregation.
The first Freedom Ride began with 13 people headed from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans in May 1961.
The Riders, black and white, were attacked and beaten in Alabama, making headlines around the world. The efforts continued, with more Riders coming from all over the country to Jackson, Miss. Read More
San Francisco police are investigating a threatening call made Monday to the Jewish Community Center.
According to police, an unknown caller phoned the center, located at 3200 California St., Monday evening and threatened to shoot Jewish people.
No arrests were made and an investigation is ongoing.
JCC spokesman Nathaniel Bergson-Michelson on Tuesday morning confirmed a threatening call was received, but said it was not believed to have been serious. Read More