Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jews in El Paso

Did you know there was a thriving Jewish community in El Paso, Texas? I didn’t, until this review of Towers of Gold came out in the El Paso Times. Apparently there are three shuls and a Holocaust Museum in that Texas city.

Daniel Olivas, a Los Angeles lawyer, author of four books, and editor of Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature writes:

Towers of Gold “is a biography that is startling and engrossing, as well as indispensible to a complete understanding of California's development into a financial powerhouse.”

I have been somewhat remiss at posting my reviews and interviews, so here are a few more:

Nextbook, the on-line Jewish magazine, writes about Isaias Hellman here.

Here is the podcast of my interview with Michael Krasny on KQED’s Forum.

I am going to be doing some more speaking engagements in the coming weeks:

I will be at the Metropolitan Club on Sutter Street in San Francisco at 10:30 am on Thursday Jan. 22, 2009

I will be at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park on Tuesday Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

I will be at the Stanford Women’s Club of the East Bay on Thursday Jan. 29, 2009 at 10 am

I will be at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Thursday Jan. 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

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