Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward
Library and Cultural Center

(916) 485-4143
2300 Sierra Blvd
Sacramento, CA, 95825

KOH-Nection

Join us for an evening art discussion and sale sure to nourish your soul on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7 PM.

You will be entertained and enthralled by stories of renowned Israeli Artist Sheva Chaya, who has a unique gallery, "Dreams and Visions", in the Artists' quarter of Safed.

Meet her husband and co-worker, Shani Servetter to learn about the light, color, joy and depth that defines Sheva Chaya's talent as both a painter and a glass blower.

You are sure to be delighted by stories, teachings, and vibrant images as you hear about the artist's journey to Israel, Judaism, and art, and the meaningful interplay of all three.

More information about Sheva Chaya can be found at her website: www.shevachaya.com.

For more information about the program, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 485-4143

Sunday, October 6th, 2013, 10:00 am


Terra Incognita by Libi Astaire
Tuesday, September 17th, 7: 00 pm
Terra Incognita. For the medieval Catalan navigators the term meant an uncharted territory that inspired either fear or the thrill of adventure. But for the characters of this new novel by award-winning author Libi Astaire, "terra incognita” is a place inside the soul. The story revolves around the Bonet family, who live in a tiny Catalan village called Sant Joan Januz. Vidal Bonet is a young businessman determined to revive his dying village by building a luxury resort. His grandfather, Miquel, is just as determined to keep the village locked away from strangers and their prying eyes. Their battle for the future of Sant Joan Januz is further complicated by the arrival of a Jewish-American graduate student from Kansas, Chaim Green, who is sure the villagers are his long-lost relatives. And, finally, there is Clara Bonet, who has reluctantly taken on the role of the family’s matriarch just when the village’s long buried secret is accidentally uncovered: They are all descendents of Anusim – Spanish Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity during the Middle Ages. Meeting will be led by Ron Meyer.

Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Time: Shabbat Services in MLC Sanctuary

12:45pm in KOH LCC (following Kiddush lunch)


Jesse Yoshpe Study Group
Wednesday, September 18th, 9:45 am-11:30 am
The Jesse Yoshpe Study Group will begin the year with a meeting held in the Sukkah in the courtyard of Mosaic Law! Come with a copy of your Hadassah magazine for this month,. A short article in the magazine will serve as a lead-in to the group’s study topic for the new year, “Jewish Ethics.” Soni Meyer, who will lead the group, will have copes of a book about Jewish ethics that members will read and discuss over the course of the year. The Jesse Yoshpe Group customarily meets the first and third Wednesday od each month. This year’s meetings promise to be stimulating and improving to the mind and soul! Contact Soni Meyer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.