Since our launch in August so much has happened on 3200 Stories.
We’ve added new authors…Greg Zeman, Josie AG Shapiro, Eric Orner, Jonathan Harris, Laura Sachs, Batshir Torchio, David Shlachter to name a few. We’ve made new friends…Aaron Davidman, Negin Farsad, Boots Riley, Mitchell Rosenthal, Isabel Allende, David Kelley, and Angelique Kidjo and so many more.
We are diving into new themes too.
Check out Glimpses of Israel. Israel is at the heart of many of our conversations. In this theme we offer a peek…we’d love to hear yours.
We are also examining Tradition. Things we do and want to keep doing because they hold meaning to us. Practices new and old. Invented or passed along. What's on your Seder plate? How do you make your coffee in the morning? How do you spend New Years day? And don't miss our remix of the musical theater classic “Tradition” to honor 50 years of Fiddler on the Roof.
Passover is upon us and it’s time to take a look Backstage. Meet (or meet again), Juan Amador, Tommy Shepherd, Candice Wicks and Dan Wolf. Together with Professor Ari Y. Kelman they developed this exciting performance that remixes the passover narrative. It’s beautifully produced, ambitious and fun.
Even with all of that, we have plenty of space for your stories…and we are happy to help you find the best way to share them.
Thank you for all our support as we’ve grown.
All our very best all the time,
April 1, 2014
San Francisco has always attracted artists, who leave their mark on the look of the City. This is the story of Masha Zakheim, passionate champion and docent of this city’s historic murals.
It was a total love fest when Cheryl Strayed appeared at the JCCSF on April 2nd in a sold-out conversation with Director of Arts & Ideas Barbara Lane. The program opened with a rather risqué revelation of what Cheryl left out of her bestselling memoir WILD, and went on... Read more
Like many flights of the imagination, it all started with the ingestion of some unusual mushrooms. They glowed in little pint baskets at the mushroom stand of the Alemany Farmers Market: oyster mushrooms, but pink! An orangey sunset pink, like distant cousins of the flamingo. I... Read more
What is a catapult? “A ballistic device used to launch a projectile without the use of explosives.” Thanks to the San Francisco film producer and philanthropist Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, it’s also a way to launch great film projects. Since forming the Catapult Film Fund in 2010,... Read more
Once I wrote a 250-word essay, entered it in a contest sponsored by Red Bicyclette wines, and won a 25 day trip to France. When I won, the Red Bicyclette legal team insisted that I begin the trip on September 4, 2005—which happened to be my wedding day. “Can we... Read more
During her visit to the JCCSF on June 22, the very funny and frank Jennifer Weiner spoke about her latest novel All Fall Down, the story about a woman struggling with prescription drug abuse, writing what she knows, publishing industry sexism, and raising resilient daughters.
Why do travelers, presumably out for a good time, head to former island prisons like San Francisco’s Alcatraz, South Africa’s Robben Island or – my personal favorite – Costa Rica’s Isla San Lucas? Is it to contemplate the way societies mete out reward and... Read more
The story of our peoplehood begins with these words that God spoke to Abraham in the book of Genesis: Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father’s house to the land that I will show you. My parents both grew up in Brooklyn. Went to school there.... Read more
Richard Ravitch, former New York Lieutenant Governor, played a central role in rescuing New York City from bankruptcy in the 1970's. Appearing in conversation with David Crane, former special advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ravitch turned his attention to how other cities and states can dig themselves out of financial... Read more
I had already reached the stairwell when Maya Angelou called out my name: "Heidi Thomas? I want to meet Heidi." I think [my professor] Laura Paull came to retrieve me. Maya sat in a place of honor in the center of the faculty lounge at Modesto Junior College. I... Read more
It’s the second or fourth Tuesday, which means it’s time for a new episode of the Nato Sessions. These days in San Francisco, gentrification is hotter than a gelato/massage food truck. More divisive than Orange is the New Black. More upsetting than the red wedding. ... Read more
The Bay Area is a place known for its food, from farmers’ markets to sourdough clam chowder on the Wharf to notable restaurants such as French Laundry, Chez Panisse and In ‘N Out Burger. But the story that I want to tell is not about the food that... Read more