Exhibition sponsored by: Book Bank USA
Co-chairs: Andrew Kluger, Ruth Levy
Special thanks to Daniel Chait, David Chait, Olga Howells, Andrew Kluger, Mildred Kluger, Mauricio Simbeck, Ruth Levy, Richard Levy, MD and Joanie Silverstein
The Consulate of Mexico, the Friend Center for the Arts at the JCCSF and American Jewish Committee proudly present: Shalom from Mexico: An Evening of Jewish & Latino Connection, Discussion and Gallery Tour
Featuring: • Monica Unikel, expert in Jewish Life in Mexico; • Dina Siegel Vann, AJC National Director of the Latino & Latin American Institute, presenting “The Case for Latino-Jewish Cooperation: Common Histories, a Shared Future”; • Moy Volcovich, “Sinagogas de México” photographer
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118
Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7-9:00 pm
RSVP at JCCSF Box Office: 415.292.1233 or email@example.com.
April 16, 2009
Turning The Page: San Rafael Man Carries on Father’s Legacy of Book Donation
by Steven Friedman, Correspondent
Sidney Kluger fervently believed that one person could make a difference. Kluger, a publisher and college professor who died in 2006 at age 93, put that belief into action when he founded Book Bank USA, which has since donated more than 5 million books to 37 countries.
“My father was really a remarkably quiet guy who didn’t want the limelight,” says Andrew Kluger of San Rafael, who runs three companies, including the largest aero-medical transport firm in the Pacific, and teaches business at the University of Maryland and the University of Hong Kong. “And as a result he got a lot done.”
Andrew Kluger inherited his father’s legacy, and is now president of the Book Bank. In addition to books, Book Bank USA has provided over 1,700 computers to more than 400 schools and helped build several senior centers and art programs across the globe since its inception in 1966. Read more.
Book Drive and Book Fair provide “Global Reading”
May 7 – May 11, 2007
The Autodesk Book Drive in support of Book Bank USA took place during the week of May 7 and ended on Monday, May 14. For the first time other US and international offices held book drives during the same time as the San Rafael, California headquarters’ book drive.
As in previous years, Autodesk focused on children and youth, though books for adults were also welcome. In San Rafael, bookshelves were in place to receive new or used books in three locations: 111 McInnis, Atrium Civic Center and Coppertop.
The Spring Book Fair by Imagine Nation Books took place in the McInnis Atrium on Thursday, May 10. The Spring Book Fair was Autodesk employees’ opportunity to purchase books and gifts for yourself and others, as well as support the Book Drive. For every $50 spent by an individual employee, Imagine Nation Books donated a book to the book drive.
Employees got to choose the book from a table specifically set aside for the drive. Or they could purchase a book of their own to donate.
The Autodesk Book Drive was coordinated by Ms. Robyn Adams, Book Bank USA Executive Vice President with Julie Wilder, Autodesk Worldwide Community Relations/Human Resources, and by Julie Feldmeyer, Autodesk Community Relations Program Assistant –– all pictured above. Gil Zeimer, Book Bank USA Secretary, also helped coordinate the book drive (not pictured).
- San Rafael, California – 534 books
- Novi, Michigan – 619 books
- Ithaca, New York – 297 books
- Tualatin, Oregon – 616 books
- Waltham, Massachusetts – 95 books
- Manchester, New Hampshire – 446 books
- Calgary, Alberta – 515 books
- Toronto, Ontario– 120 books
Thank you, Autodesk!