International Association of Yiddish Clubs
13th Conference Updates

Monthly Updates

#1 IAYC Announces CONFERENCE XIII
#2 Conference Keynote Speakers
#3 Future International Association of Yiddish Teachers
#4 The January Issue of Der Bay Will be a Special One

#5 Partial List of Local Presenters, Entertainers and Vendors
#6 Partial List of Out-Of-The-Area Presenters
#7 The Special 13th IAYC Conference JOURNAL
#8
Preliminary Schedule

International Association of Yiddish Clubs
13th Conference, Preliminary Schedule • April 23 - 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Y = Yiddish - Y/E = Mainly Yiddish - E/Y = Mainly English - E = English

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.               IAYC Conference Registration & Exhibitors Set Up
1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.            Yiddish Vinkl & Yinglish Clubhouse (Hospitality)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.              IAYC Conference Orientation
Philip Fishl Kutner:              Founder & Editor of Der Bay           E/Y
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                         Peninsula JCC Lectures
• Sharon Love                        Jews of Japan            E
• Marcia Levinsohn               Bobe Mashinke lernt mit di yingelekh un meydelekh     E/Y

6:00 p.m.  Moshe Katz Family Evening
The KlezCalifornia Program:
Dr. Arnold Adicoff:             Shabes Blessings
7:30 P.M. OPENING CEREMONIES: GREETINGS & INTRODUCTIONS
Paul Melrood:                       IAYC President
Judy Kunofsky:                     KlezCalifornia, Executive Director
Miriam Koral:                        CIYCL Founder and CEO
CIYCL International Yiddish into English Poetry Translation Contest Winner Announced
8:00 P.M.  EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:  GRAND BALLROOM
Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco - Stephen Varney - Director
Tanja Solnik:                      Yiddish/Country Western X-Over Singer
Alla Gladysheva: Pianist
California Klezmer Band:     Gerry Tenney: Leader - Vocalist

Saturday Program – April 24, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m                    Dr. Refoyl Finkel & Dr. Markle Karlen - Shabes Services: Hebrew & Yiddish
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.                   Continental Breakfast - Grand Ballroom, Main Floor
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.                   Registration and Exhibitor Booths Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.                The 13th Harry V. Lerner Memorial Lecture - Grand Ballroom
Dr. Motl Rosenbush:              Introduction
Dr. Sheva Zucker:                   League for Yiddish - Executive Director
                                                    Di Yidish-Veltlekhe Shuln – A Gevezene Talmide Git Zikh op a Din-Vekheshbn            Y
10:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.  LECTURES/WORKSHOPS - SESSION I
Kolye Borodulin:                          Teaching and Learning Beginner's/Intermediate Yiddish           Y/E
Prof. Neil Jacobs:                        When Mame-loshn Became Elter Bobe-losn           E
Adrienne Cooper:                        Mir Zenen Aktivistn: A New Educational Vision for the 21st Century            E/Y
Dr. Barney Zumoff:                        Bilingual Readings of Yiddish Poetry in English Translation E/Y
Noon - 1:45 P.M.  LUNCH - GRAND BALLROOM, MAIN FLOOR
2:00 – 3:00 P.M.  LECTURES/WORKSHOPS SESSION - II
Hilda Rubin:                         Teaching Yiddish through Poetry, Song, and Skits           Y/E
Prof. Al Feldman:                       The Heritage of Marc and Bella Chagall        E/Y
Vivian Felson:                        A Rayze durkh dem Tkhum Hamoyshev. - A Journey Through the Pale           Y/E
Dr. Shelby Shapiro:            Women in Three Yiddish Daily Newspapers 1915-1925           E
3:30 - 4:30 P.M.  LECTURES/WORKSHOPS SESSION - III
Fishl Kutner                           Marketing and Merchandising Yiddish           E/Y
Cookie Blattman                       Cookie's Yidishe Shtunde          Y/E
Kolye Borodulin:                          A Sheyne Bobe-Mayse: An Overview of Children's Yiddish Literature           Y/E
Prof. Hy Berman:                          The Impact of the Jewish Labor Movement        E
6:00 P.M. - 7.30 P.M. GALA BANQUET
Bob Kaplan                       7:30 P.M. WORKMEN’S CIRCLE/ARBETER RING GALA EVENING           
                                                 FOURTH IAYC LIFETIME YIDDISH SERVICE AWARD PRESENTATION:
Laurie Melrood & Elise Melrood: Introductions and Piano Recital
Paul Melrood:                          Recipient

8:00 P.M. YIDDISH STAR STUDDED MUSICAL PROGRAM

Cantors Herschel & Judy Fox – Stars of Los Angeles

Gezang far a Beserer Velt / Singing for a Better World
Adrienne Cooper:                         North American Yiddish Diva
• Cantor Sharon Bernstein: Star Yiddish/Italian X-Over Singer
Jeanette Lewicki: "The Yiddish Nightingale"
• Stu Brotman: Renowned Klezmer Instrumentalist

Sunday Program – April 25, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.                          Continental Breakfast - Grand Ballroom, Main Floor
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                         Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.                          Exhibitor & Vendor Booths Open
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                         Yiddish Vinkl & Yinglish Clubhouse (Hospitality)
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.                        Der Bay Honorary Lecture - Grand Ballroom
Dr. Barney Zumoff:                       Introduction:  V.P. Forward Association
Dr. Jack Berger                            The Urgency of Translating Yiddish Yizkor Books   E/Y        

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. LECTURES/WORKSHOPS SESSION - IV
Rukhl Schaechter:                         Teaching and Learning Beginner's Yiddish           Y/E
Prof. Iosif Vaisman:            Funem Yarid? Is Yiddish Indeed Returning from the Fair?           E/Y
Dr. Zachary Baker:                        Magazines Produced for Chassidic Readers           E/Y
Prof. Joel Schechter:            Yiddish Culture in Comic Strips           E
11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.            Lunch
Noon - 2:00 P.M.  Film - Yiddish Theater: A Love Story w/ Producer: Ravit & Director: Dan Katzir - GRAND BALLROOM
2:15 - 3:15 P.M.  LECTURES/WORKSHOPS SESSION - V 
Dr. Sheva Zucker:                        Yiddish Resources            Y/E
Prof. Yoshi Hirose:                        My Journey to the World of Yiddish           E/Y
Prof. Refoyl Finkel:                        Oysgeblozn fun Finger: Mir Shafn A Nay Folkslid           Y/E
Ruth Botchan, Dr. Joanna Harris, Diana Scott:  How Yiddishkayt Influenced American Modern Dance and Dancers           E
3:45 - 4:45 P.M.  LECTURES/WORKSHOPS SESSION - VI 
Miriam Koral:                        The Future of the Intl. Assoc. of Yiddish Teachers           Y/E
Harry Hollander:                        Sheyne Bobe Mayses an Historishe Iberblik           E/Y
Rochelle Zucker:                        Yidish Radiyo arum der Velt           Y/E
Dr. Jack Berger:                           Common Threads in Shtetl Life: A Yizkor Book Perspective        E 
5:00 - 6:00 P.M.  INTERMISSION
6:00 - 7:30 P.M.  DINNER - GRAND BALLROOM, MAIN FLOOR
                                    THE PAUL MELROOD HONORARY EVENING
7:30 p.m. Roz Baker:                     Scholarship Committee Chair – Introduction of Recipients
Surprise Guest Singer from Ireland - Dr. Ted Fisher, o"h, Memorial
Choristers:                                      Karen Bergen:
Leader, Based in Palo Alto, CA
Yiddish Comedy: Lou Charloff                                   
The Larks:                                    Alla Gladysheva, Yakov Stanislavskiy, Mariya Kaganskaya,
Alexander Postolovsky

Monday Program – April 26, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.                          Continental Breakfast - Grand Ballroom, Main Floor
8:00 a.m. - Noon                         Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                          Exhibitor & Vendor Booths Open
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                         Yiddish Vinkl & Yinglish Clubhouse (Hospitality)
9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. PLENARY SESSION C
DR. HAROLD BLACK HONORARY LECTURE - GRAND BALLROOM
Hilda Rubin:                        Introduction – Producer, Director of Di Shpilers of Washington, DC
Dr. Asya Vaisman - (Recent Harvard doctorate, currently U of WA)
                                               Chassidic Womens Songs           Y/E
10:15 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. INTERMISSION
10:45 – NOON: SHOWTIME
Cindy Paley:                        Recording Artist, Cantorial Soloist
                                                Musical Revue – Group Singing and Dancing
Lori Cahan Simon:               Performer, Teacher, W.C. Leader
Henry Carrey:                      Singer and Performer
Asya Vaisman & Sebastian Schulman: Group Dance Leaders
Noon - 1:00 p.m.                      Luncheon - Grand Ballroom
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.                        Closing Ceremonies – Paul Melrood: IAYC President
Recognition of IAYC Club Delegates & Group Photos
Introduction of the 14th IAYC Conference Location and Chairs
Closure: Networking, Networking, Networking

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs XIII Conference
The Special 13th IAYC Conference JOURNAL

The number 13 is special to Jews. It represents the arrival time of a boy becoming a bar mitsve. He then is equal to any man in counting for all minyans.

IAYC is now a well-established Yiddish-oriented organization with an international club membership in the US, Canada, Israel, South Africa and Spain.

The conference journal is an ongoing record of events and progress of the IAYC.  A review of the past 12 journals shows the development and progress of the organization as well as the changing times in the Yiddish community. 

Below is a list of the highlights of the IAYC 13th journal, and suggestions of how and what you may wish to do to be included.

13th IAYC Journal Contents

• Outline of the Opening Orientation Session
• Presidential Message
• Historical Background of the IAYC
• Aims and Purposes of the IAYC
• List of Yiddish Clubs and Associate Members
• List of IAYC Conferences, Dates, Chairs, Locations
• List of IAYC Board of Directors and Location
• List of IAYC Advisory Board and Countries
• Bio of 4th Yiddish Lifetime Service Award Winner
• Keynote Speakers in Plenary Session
• In Ondenk—In Memoriam
• 13th IAYC Conference Committee
• List of Exhibitors and Vendors
• Daily Programs - Speakers, Topics, Performers
• List of Sponsors
• Photos and Bios of Presenters
• Photos and Bios of Performers
• Ads – Orgs, Authors, in Honor of, in Memory of
Attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and advertisers will receive a copy of the 13th IAYC Journal.

Recently we carefully reviewed the twelve prior journals and they read like a Who’s Who of the Yiddish World. Since conferences are never held in the same city, there is a wide variation in speakers, programming, entertainment and attendance. Approximately fifty percent of attendees are first-timers and most are from the greater local area. Now this will be from Santa Rosa on the North, Santa Cruz on the south and Sacramento on the East with San Francisco being the hub.

Recognition in the IAYC Journal

• Would you like to honor the memory of a dear one?
• Do you wish to honor a teacher, a friend, a family member?
• Is there a book, CD, DVD, or publication you would like to publicize?
• Are you a performer or lecturer who would like to let others know of your availability?

We once again shall have our very attractive and information-filled journal. The journal is 8.5”w x 11”h, the same size as this page. Full-page ads $250 (7”w x 9.5”h), half-page $150 (4.5”h x 7”w), and quarter page $100 (3.25”w x 4.5”h).
The ads may be print ready, or we can help you prepare the ad.

Call to have your voice added in the journal.

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs XIII Conference
Partial List of Out-of-the-Area Presenters

The three keynote speakers were written up in the Der Bay October issue—they are; Dr. Sheva Zucker, Dr. Chava Lapin and Dr. Motl Rosenbush. Last month we mentioned most of the local speakers.

Dr. Jack Berger – Translator of seven Yizkor books, Eastern European expert, and was V. P. of Citibank.

Prof. Hy Berman – Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Minnesota. Has been an IAYC keynote speaker.

Kolye Borodulin – Arbeter Ring Director of Yiddish Education, native of, and lecturer on, Birobidzhan.

Adrienne Cooper – One of three divas in North America and Assistant Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter-Ring.

Vivian Felsen – Received the prestigious J. I. Segal and Canadian Jewish Book Awards Toronto, Canada based Yiddish lecturer and translator.

Prof. Refoyl Finkel – World renowned Yiddish computer expert and technical editor of the Web journal Der Bavebter Yid.

Frank Handler – A popular southeast Florida lecturer and perennially rated among the top four IAYC Conference favorites.

Troim Handler – Author, poet, leyenkrayz club leader and chairs the IAYC Selection Committee.

Prof. Yoshiji “Yoshi” Hirose – Teaches at Notre Dame Seishin University in Japan and is author of Shadows of Yiddish on Modern American Jewish Writers, and The Symbolic Meaning of Yiddish.

Prof. Neil G. Jacobs – OSU, author of Economy in Yiddish Vocalism: published Yiddish linguistics; language history, phonology, and dialectology.

Miriam Koral - Founder and CEO of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language.

Hilda Rubin – Producer/Director of Washington D.C. Yiddish theatrical group, Di Shpillers.

Boris Sandler – Editor-in-Chief of the Forverts was Editor of Undzer Kol in Kishinev and, President of the Yiddish Cultural Organization of Moldavia.

Rokhl Schaechter – Forverts editorial staff member and Pripitshek teacher.

Dr. Shelby Shapiro – Expert on Yiddish women’s publications of the early 1900’s.

Prof. Iosif Vaisman – George Mason Univ., a leading authority of Yiddish on the Internet, website, Virtual Shtetl, moderated Mendele list.

Rukhl Zucker – Hosts a weekly half hour Yiddish Radio show on CKJS Winnipeg, Canada.

Dr. Barney Zumoff – Translaator of 17 Yiddish books, P.P. Forward Assoc., Co-Pres. Congress for Jewish Culture, V.P. Folksbiene & V.P. Atran Fdn.

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs XIII Conference
Partial List of Local Presenters, Entertainers and Vendors

IAYC holds its conferences in new venues each time so that more Yiddish lovers can attend, and to draw from great local musical talent and academia. San Francisco Bay Area has major universities in U.C. Berkeley and Stanford. Both have Judaic Studies Departments, and teach Yiddish. In this issue we feature local speakers, entertainers and vendors. In future issues we’ll cover from out of the area.

The three keynote speakers were written up in the Der Bay October issue—they are; Dr. Sheva Zucker, Dr. Chava Lapin and Dr. Motl Rosenbush.

Dr. Zachary Baker is the Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica Collections at the Stanford University Libraries. His father, Michael Baker z’”l, was IAYC’s first treasurer. Zachary was the head librarian at YIVO in New York City and worked with Dina Abramowicz z”l. His topic will be Yiddish Magazines Produced for Chassidic Readers. At his last appearance at an IAYC conference he spoke on Hasidica Americana: An Overview of the Present State of Yiddish in North America.

Prof. Joel Schechter is in the department of Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University, where he teaches theatre history, popular theatre, and Jewish studies courses. He has written several books about circus and satire, and created a series of comic strips on Yiddish culture. He presented in La Jolla and now will speak on “Yiddish Culture in American Comic Strips.”

Diana Scott will head a panel of three speakers on Yiddish Dance. She chairs the Workmen’s Circle region of northern California and is on the National Executive Board This is the first panel on Eastern European Dance by three experts.

The others are, Ruth Botchan, artistic director of The Ruth Botchan Dance Company and Dr. Joanna Gewertz Harris, dance teacher, writer, & therapist.

Gerry Tenney is President of KlezCalifornia which will sponsor the opening evening program. KlezCalifornia is to the San Francisco Bay Area what Yiddishkayt LA is to Los Angeles. Gerry’s group, California Klezmer, will be featured.

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco will open the Friday night program. This is the largest of three Jewish choruses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Choristers of Palo Alto is a premier group on Sunday evening. This is the first time that we have had a Yiddish choral program since the Teaneck, NJ conference, when Binyumen Schaechter featured his Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus.

Henry Hollander, vendor for Hollander Books, has an antiquarian and scholarly bookstore specializing in Judaica. He has a wide selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find books and ephemera on Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Theater, Art, Music, the Holocaust, , Humor, Mysticism, and Cooking. The books are in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, & German.

Fishl Kutner is chairing this 13th conference and returns to lead the opening orientation session.

We once again shall have our very attractive and information-filled journal, with full-page ads only $250, half-page $150, and quarter page $100.

The January Issue of Der Bay Will be a Special One.
It Will Begin the 20th Year of Publication – January 1991-January 2010

For us, 2010 will be a special year. Not only will it be number 20 for Der Bay, but Fishl is chairing IAYC’s 13th conference. It is our coming of age. IAYC was incorporated as a non-profit. It has increased its board size to 18 from all areas of the United States and from Toronto and Winnipeg, Canada. They include authors, editors, teachers, translators, and club leaders. Through the generosity of the Mike Baker estate, we have been able to give scholarships to young people interested in Yiddish to attend and be in the program as lecturers and performers. Our latest outreach is to the Yiddish teaching community, in the hope that they will follow in our footsteps and form their own independent organization.

Our member clubs receive three mailings annually that are great for programming. For those who live far from a club, we have associate membership. Outreach and cooperation have been our hallmarks and will continue to be in the future as we grow and act as a showcase to the other Yiddish groups.

As for Der Bay, it has grown from a single 8.5 x 11 sheet distributed locally to an international Anglo- Yiddish newsletter that has contacts in 35 countries and in every state in the U.S.

The longest running column has been, Oystsugn fun briv in der redaktsye, letters to the editor. Many series have run on history, language, skits, and Kitty Katz’s magnificent photographs and history of New York.

Der Bay is about the Yiddish world and is not a Scholarly journal. It is where everyone finds out what and where the Yiddish activities are happening. It is where Mama’s stories have been published.

Der Bay’s website is a rich resource that has the only international calendar of Yiddish events. You can sign up to get a list of matched briv fraynd, list

 

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs
Will Host
The Future International Association of Yiddish Teachers

All three of the keynote speakers are master Yiddish teachers with completely different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Last month we featured them on the front page of Der Bay.

This month we shall cover the programs of the Yiddish teacher’s section of the IAYC conference. After the opening plenary (everyone in attendance), there will be four concurrent lectures/workshops at each of the sessions on Saturday and Sunday. One room will be utilized solely for Yiddish teacher programming. You do not have to sign up beforehand and anyone can attend any session, whether or not you are a Yiddish teacher, Yiddish club leader/member, translator, klezmer musician, entertainer, vendor, or just interested in Yiddish.

We have been fortunate that at past conferences many attendees have filled out our questionnaire. There has been a consistent request for Yiddish classes to be held at the conferences. Now that we have a significant number of Yiddish teachers attending, we are having the following sessions in sequence so that you can attend the one/s that meet/s your need/s.

Each of the first three teacher sessions will be taught by a different master teacher. Each session will serve a double function and thus have two different groups based on interest and ability. For the attending teachers, the master teacher will demonstrate the techniques used at that level. For those attending the conference and wishing to improve their Yiddish, this will be a great opportunity to learn from a master teacher.

Session 1 - Beginners Yiddish
Session 2 - Beginners/Intermediate Yiddish
Session 3 - Intermediate Yiddish.

Session 4 will be “Using Song, Poetry, Games, and Skits in Teaching Yiddish.” This session will be great especially for club leaders looking for ideas for club programming. There will be handouts also for those who wish to use Romanized material as well as English translations. (These are in addition to those available from Der Bay.)

Session 5 will cover Yiddish teaching resources.
As we proceed to the next step in the eventual formation of the International Association of Yiddish Teachers (IAYT), we need to be a resource for teachers in job placement, teaching techniques, and curriculum development in addition to what and where to get teaching materials. Utilization of online resources will be a significant portion of this session.

Session 6 “Where Do We Go from Here?” will be the culmination of the teacher sessions. Be ready to voice your opinion and possibly join one of the organizational committees. The IAYC took three conferences before it was incorporated in the State of Maryland. The foundation for the future IAYT was set in place at the IAYC La Jolla Conference.

The IAYT may decide to go its own way or continue to have the IAYC do the arrangements for the venue and registration, akin to the American Association of Professors of Yiddish with the Modern Languages Association.

We again shall have our very attractive and information-filled journal, with full-page ads only $250, half-page $150, and quarter page $100.

The registration form is in this issue on page 15
See Der Bay website: www.derbay.org/millbrae/
e-mail: fishl@derbay.org or call 650-349-6946

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC)
Yiddish in the 21st Century

Conference XIII Keynote Speakers

As it was done with previous conferences, each month Der Bay will cover another aspect of the next IAYC conference—its 13th. It will be held in Millbrae, California near the San Francisco Airport. This event to be held April 23-26, 2010 marks the turning point in IAYC’s history and the many innovations will reflect it. This will be the topic of a future issue.

The keynote speakers set the tone for the conference Every morning we shall start with a plenary session featuring a keynote speaker. Each is a master Yiddish teacher with a different area of expertise and having an entirely different background. They also will be involved in the second phase of the formation of the (IAYT) International Association
of Yiddish Teachers.

DR. SHEVA ZUCKER succeeded the League for Yiddish’s founder, Professor Mordhe Schaechter, o”h. as the Executive Director and has taken on the role as the editor of its journal, Afn Shvel. She has taught and lectured on Yiddish language and literature on five continents, as well as at major universities including Columbia (NY), Duke (NC), Bar-Ilan (Israel), and the Russian State Humanities University.  

She was the translation editor of National Yiddish Book Center’s journal, The Pakn Treger, and writes and translates mostly on topics related to women in Yiddish literature.

Dr. Zucker is the author of Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature Culture, Vols. I & II. It is becoming the standard college Yiddish textbook. She comes from Winnipeg, Canada and will be featured along with her sister Rukhl who has a Yiddish radio program in Winnipeg.

DR. CHAVA LAPIN is Adjunct Associate Professor of Yiddish at Queens College and has taught at Columbia University, and Stern College, as well as abroad at Oxford, England, and Moscow. As a Yiddish scholar and Yiddish teacher, she is a frequent guest lecturer at Jewish and Yiddish conferences, seminars and festivals. She was educational director of the Workmen’s Circle. Her background includes a study in depth of Hebrew and religion. She is on the YIVO Board of Directors.

At the 9th IAYC Conference, Dr. Lapin’s lectures were: “Loshn un Shteyger: Language & Lifestyle – Yiddish in the millennial spectrum of Jewish Historic Experience” and “Modern Yiddishism Politics, Limitations and Opportunities.”

DR. MICHAEL MOTL ROSENBUSH is Vice President of the IAYC and Associate Professor, Chairman, Russian and German, University of New Hampshire (Emeritus). He developed Yiddish-speaking Yugntruf svives in NYC and translates from Yiddish, Russian and Polish into English for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He has run Yiddish workshops in Brussels, Paris, Wash., D.C., and at the IAYC Conference in Baltimore. Motl is a native Yiddish speaker, having been born in Lublin, Poland. Currently his work includes cooperating on a multi-volume Yiddish dictionary.

We again shall have our very attractive and information-filled journal with full-page ads only $250, half page $150 and quarter page $100.

e-mail: fishl@derbay.org or call 650-349-6946

IAYC Announces CONFERENCE XIII


San Francisco, the cosmopolitan center of Northern California, is the gem of the West. It will be the site, April 23-26, 2010, of the next IAYC Conference. It is the Big City of the 1849 Gold Rush fortunes and where Jews played an important role.

The conference location will be on the Peninsula, at the beautiful Westin Hotel only 2 miles
south of SFO—the San Francisco Airport. Transportation to and from the airport is by free airport shuttle.

As in prior conferences, we have made arrangements for the conference room rate ($99 plus tax for 2) to be in effect for up to 3 days prior to the conference and 3 days afterwards.

The ride to Downtown San Francisco is a short one by trains either BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) or Caltrans from the Millbrae Station. Likewise bus transportation is by SamTrans. All 3 are less than a mile from our hotel.

The only no-no is to call our town “Frisco.” It is the same in visiting St. Louis—never say “Saint Looey.”

San Francisco is the north end of the Peninsula and only 7 miles square. In addition to the great San Francisco shopping, theaters and renowned restaurants there are, many museums, among them is the new Contemporary Jewish Museum. San Francisco is also famous for; Fisherman’s Wharf; Lombard Street; Coit Tower; Chinatown; Japantown; Palace of Fine Arts; Ferry Building; and the famous Golden Gate Park or go along the Barbary Coast Trail.
In San Francisco Bay are Alcatraz Island and Treasure Island. The historic Golden Gate Bridge takes you to Wine Country; Muir Woods, site of the Giant Redwoods—the largest trees on Earth; Sausalito, Petaluma, San Rafael, Occidental, Sebastopol, and Point Reyes—the end of the San Andreas Fault,

The Bay Bridge leads to the East Bay, UC Berkeley, Magnes Museum and Sacramento, the state capital. CalTrain goes south on the Peninsula, to Palo Alto and famous Stanford University. Further south the train takes you to San Jose (larger than San Francisco) and the hub of Silicon Valley, the computer and Internet capital of the world.

The Hotel overlooks the San Francisco Bay. Leaving the front door one can walk to the entrance cross the street and be on the paved walkway that goes for miles along the Bay.

This will be IAYC’s third conference on the West Coast. Our first was on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. The second visit was last October in La Jolla, San Diego’s upscale suburb and 500 miles south of San Francisco.

Major sponsors ($1000) have an event named
in their honor and have a full-page ad. Key programs ($500) are named and receive a half page ad. We again shall have our beautiful and information filled journal with full-page ads only $250, half page $150 and quarter page $85.

Go to the registration form on page 15.
See the website at: www.derbay.org

e-mail: fishl@derbay.org or call 650-349-6946