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2017 meeting dates

January 31
February 21
March 28
April 25
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 29
September 26
October 24
November 28
December no meeting

The Founding of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic

Tuesday, June 27

guest speaker: Dr. David E. Smith

The 1967 “Summer of Love” brought thousands of young people to San Francisco. While the youth were celebrating, some people were concerned about the health and drug problems coming to the city. Dr. David Smith founded the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic to help solve these problems. He will talk about the founding of the clinic and the evolution of the free clinic movement.

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Our June 27, 2017 
Meeting Will Be
At A Different Location:


Congregation Sherith Israel
Newman Hall
(Corner of California and Webster)


Paid parking lot avaialable one block away at
California Pacific Medical Center, 2401 Clay St.
Muni lines: 1-California (exit at Webster St.) 
or 22-Fillmore (exit at Sacramento St.)



Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World

Tuesday, July 25

guest speaker: Lynn Downey

Levi Strauss is a well-known name in San Francisco, but in the century and more since his death, myths surrounding his life and the inventionof jeans have obscured the truth about his life. Born in Bavaria and schooled in the dry goods business in New York, Levi arrived in Gold Rush San Francisco where he set up a wholesale business. In 1873 he and Latvian immigrant Jacob Davis patented the first riveted denim pants for working men: the first blue jeans. Levi helped crated modern San Francisco through business and philanthropy, and was a maintstay of the city's Jewish community. Lynn Downey, auther of the definitive book on Levi Strauss, will present his story. Lynn Downey was the Levi Strauss & Co historian for nearly 25 years. Books will be available for selling and signing. 

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