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Levinson-Krupp Library

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Levinson-Krupp Library

This library was dedicated 50 years ago to the memory of Rebecca Lewin Levinson and Brannette Mayer Krupp by Justice and Mrs. Bernard Levinson. Over the years the library fell into disrepair, but starting in 2005 was redesigned… Continue reading

From the Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center Weekly Reader

From Lorna Holmes


January 2022

Painting of village sceneA Poet’s Paintings: Celia Dropkin (1887–1956) is a poet known for the boldness and honesty of her poetic imagery. Rather softer are the images Dropkin created with her paintbrush.… Continue reading

Sof Book Club News

2021: Book Club Year in Review

News from Carolann Biederman

What we read in 2021: Here is a table of what the SOF Book Club read in 2021. If you’d like to help choose what we’ll be reading in 2022,… Continue reading

Sof History from Mat Sgan – Torah and Taro & Honey and Poi

Torah and Taro


Praise for Torah and Taro

February 10, 2021

Professor Edwin Yamauchi (B.A. UHM; M.A. and Ph.D. Brandeis University) Professor of Emeritus of History at Miami University of Ohio writes:

“I received and read Torah and Taro: Jewish… Continue reading

Books By Sof’ers

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A New Book by S.P. Goldstein

Sof Communications chair Sid Goldstein has just published a new book of baseball-themed short stories entitled American Pastimes. Here is the publisher’s press release that accompanied the launch of the book.… Continue reading

Sof Book Reviews

The Song of the Jade Lily: A Book Review

March 27, 2020

By Sid Goldstein


The novel, The Song of the Jade Lily, by Kirsty Manning deals with the little-known subject of the lives of Jewish refugees in Shanghai China… Continue reading

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