Sunday, October 3rd
Louis Rose, San Diego’s First Jewish Settler and Entrepreneur by Don Harrison
Discussion with the author!
Louis Rose, an Old World immigrant, came to San Diego in 1850 and was one of the key figures who helped to shape the region. This comprehensive biography addresses not only the founding of Jewish institutions in San Diego, but how Rose helped to develop secular institutions as well.
Don Harrison, author of Louis Rose: San Diego’s First Jewish Settler and Entrepreneur, will speak at the October meeting of the Braun Book Club. A knowledgeable and always entertaining speaker, this comprehensive biography addresses not only the founding of Jewish institutions in San Diego, but how Rose helped to develop secular institutions as well.
A long-time member of Tifereth Israel, Don and his wife Nancy founded and publish San Diego Jewish World. He is the author or many books about Jewish life and history in and around San Diego, all of which are available in the Braun Library.
Multiple copies of the book are available for loan. Contact Librarian Ellen Lorang at firstname.lastname@example.org for curbside pickup. The book is also available on Amazon in digital format.
Whether you read the book or not, you will be awed at Don’s extensive knowledge of local Jewish history.
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The Braun Library Book Club meets most months (usually on the first Sunday of the month) at 10:30 a.m.
- Books are chosen by the group, and represent a variety of genres, all with a connection to Jewish history or culture.
- Meetings are open to all interested TIS members.
- Multiple copies of our monthly selections are usually available for loan.
- There is no fee. The book club is supported by generous donors to the Braun Library fund.
- Donate here.
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A Marriage of Opposites — Alice Hoffman
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A Tale of Love and Darkness — Amos Oz
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