Friendship Circle

Excursion to the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Date: September 11, 2014Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: Sandy Andresen
Phone: 707-528-1182

Senior Excursion to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF
Thursday, September 11


11:30 am: Lunch by Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
in the Museum: enjoy a smorgasbord of delectable
deli delights - Pastrami on Rye Bread, Smoked Trout
Salad on Rye, Smoked Turkey on seeded wheat, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, &
Pickles, mixed green salad, followed by a pastry platter of Babka, Mandel
Bread, chocolate chip cookies & rugelach. Please let us know if you’d prefer a
vegetarian option. Yum!

12:30-1:30 pm: Guided Tour: Since the 1920s, mah jongg has ignited the popular imagination with its beautiful tiles,
mythical origins, and communal spirit. With roots in China, it made a lasting impression on American audiences and became
closely linked with Jewish women beginning in the 1930s. The exhibition explores the history of the game and its impact
on cultural identity, fashion and style. The exhibition provides insight into the history and imagery of the game and explores
connections between Chinese and Jewish cultures and includes dozens of artifacts. Project Mah Jongg was curated and is
circulated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York.

1:30-3:00 pm: Free Time
Play Mah Jongg in our reserved room, peruse the museum store, and also visit the exhibit Designing Home: Jews and
Midcentury Modernism on your own. This is the first exhibition to look at the contribution of Jewish designers, architects,
patrons and merchants in the creation of a distinctly modern American domestic landscape in the aftermath of WWII. If you
would like to play Mah Jongg, you will need to bring your own set. Staff will be available to transfer your set to and from the
bus, and the sets will be locked in our reserved room while we touring the museum.

Cost: Members $55.00 per person; Non-members $70.00 per person (includes transportation, tour, lunch, and snacks).

Bus Schedule: Rides to and from the bus on the JFCS van may be available upon request at least one week in advance of the
trip. Please let us know in advance if you are being picked up in Petaluma or if you need a ride to the bus.
 LEAVES at 10:00 AM from Congregation Beth Ami (4676 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa). Please park in the western
overflow parking lot.
 LEAVES at 10:15 AM from Petaluma Community Center (320 N. Mc Dowell Blvd., Petaluma).
Senior Excursions are sponsored with the generous support of the Senior Excursion Fund of the Jewish C

Cancellations result in a $5.00 administration fee. A full refund (less the $5.00) will be given if the cancellation is made by
 by September 1 for CJM.

Reservations: Space is limited. Friendship Circle Members and those who have not been able to attend a recent excursion
will be given first priority. Please call the Friendship Circle office at 707-528-1182 to reserve. As soon as we have
confirmed receipt of your reservation by phone, you can mail in your check made out to the JCC, Friendship Circle, 1301
Farmers Lane, Suite C103, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. This will secure your reservation. Please include the name and date
of the event on your check (CJM 9/11 or Cornerstone). Please make your reservation early so you don’t miss out! We
strongly encourage those who have never attended one of our excursions to sign up! No one is ever turned away based on
ability to pay. (Please speak to Jalena in confidence.)

Medical Emergency Contact Form: You must have an updated medical form by date of departure. If we do not have a
current medical form for you on file, we will send you a new form to complete and return to the Friendship Circle office
prior to the day of the trip. Please call Sandy at 528-1182 if you have any questions.