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Actual Films / Switchback Films

American Jerusalem

American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco is the epic story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco. Escaping persecution in Europe, these Jews played a central role in transforming San Francisco from sleepy village to thriving metropolis. In the process they reinvented themselves as well—becoming a distinctly new kind of Jew—a San Francisco Jew.


New Dates Announced---American Jerusalem on PBS!

KQED, San Francisco:

Thursday April 24, at 9 p.m.

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Named one of the Top 10 films of 2013 by the San Francisco Chronicle!