Loved this museum which is more of an experience than a traditional museum. "California Dreamin'" tells the experience of the Establishment of the Jewish Community in the state, beginning with the gold rush. Artifacts helped to illustrate the story, and wher not overwhelming. This is the story about the people. Upstairs, I was surprised to see an almost bare room; spent lots of time listening to "Black Sabbath" about the influence of Jewish music on Black music, and magnificent recordings by black musicians of Jewish music. Finally, the new photo exhibit showed an interesting perspective of Jewish photographers as they examined the people living in the first half of the 1900s. Spent two hour there, and took a short,but interesting tour of California Dreamin. Well worth the visit.
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