Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (1830 – 1898) was the 24th mayor of San Francisco, and first Jewish mayor, serving in that office from 1894 until 1896. Here he is depicted swinging a pickax in a promotional photograph .

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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


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    Members: $5
    Non-members: $10
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Jewish immigrants played a central role in transforming San Francisco from a sleepy village to a thriving metropolis. In the process they reinvented themselves as well, becoming a distinctly new kind of Jew – a San Francisco Jew. Join us for a screening of a new documentary about this transformation, followed by a discussion in which a panel of scholars will explore the intertwined destinies of San Francisco and the Jews who settled there.

Copresented with AJHS and the National Center for Jewish Film

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