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Chayes, Bill

Works: 12 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 338 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director, Narrator
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Publications about Bill Chayes
Publications by Bill Chayes
Most widely held works by Bill Chayes
Jews and Buddhism by Bill Chayes( visu )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
This documentary examines the dramatic surge of interest among American Jews in the spiritual teachings of Buddhism. Jews, who make of 2% of the population, account for some 30% of non-Asian American Buddhists. Many of them are among the leading expositors and scholars of Buddhism in America. In practice, traditional Jewish ritual and liturgy are being modified in synagogues and among individuals seeking to incorporate the teachings of Buddhism into their spiritual lives. The striking resonance between Buddhism and Judaism has been remarked upon by writers and scholars, and has generated many notable books and articles. Jews and Buddhism is the first film to interrogate in depth the reasons for this phenomenon, explore it in the context of 20th century Jewish-American life, and consider its impact on contemporary Jewish thought and practice. This award-winning documentary includes rare footage of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, as well as David Ben Gurion, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Boorstein, and many others
Birth of a community : Jews & the Gold Rush ( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This program relates the history of Jewish pioneers to California during the Gold Rush, outlining their reasons for coming, and their way of life once they arrived. The history of early Jewish settlements in San Francisco and Sacramento, and in Gold Rush mining communities is explored
Ben-Zion : a tradition of independence by Ben-Zion( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Forms for faith : art and architecture for worship ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Divine food : 100 years in the kosher delicatessen trade by Bill Chayes( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The unique culture and flavor of the Jewish delicatessen is celebrated in this exploration of the kosher manufacturing process. The film focuses on one immigrant family, the Oscherwitzes, manufacturers of deli products since the 1880s
Visions : the Jewish-American hall of fame ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Since 1969, the Judah Magnes Museum's Jewish American Hall of Fame has produced one of the most important series of medals in recent years. A brief history of each of the honorees is accompanied by photos and archival film footage. The medals honor such personalities as Haym Salomon, Emma Lazarus, Judah L. Magnes, Henrietta Szold and many more
Shoshana Greenberg : the Max and Sophie Adler Award recipient 1993 by Shoshana Greenberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Jacob Landau : the prophetic quest ; works on paper ; the K.I. Windows ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Call it home : searching for truth on Bolinas Lagoon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the beauty of the Bolinas Lagoon and explores the issues behind the forces affecting its future
Turkish Jews : 500 years of harmony ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Two films on Turkish Jews. In Trees cry for rain, a woman recounts her childhood and heritage in the Sephardic community in Turkey. Embellished lives documents an exhibition of costumes and objects, including many textiles, created in the Jewish communities of Turkey, curated by the Judah L. Magnes Museum
Metal man : the story of Victor Ries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Victor Ries, considered one of the greatest metal artists and craftsmen of the 20th century, died in 2013 at 105 years old. Born in 1907, his extraordinary life story began in Germany, where in 1933, after being subjected to Anti-Semitism, he fled the Nazis all the way to Palestine, and ultimately emigrated to America in 1948. There, he was a founding member of the legendary Pond Farm art school/cooperative in Guerneville, California, and embarked upon a career that would span over 7 decades. Ries developed a reputation as a visionary in liturgical art and as a highly respected teacher, while showing his pieces in San Francisco art museums in the 1950s. Ries' legacy includes metal artwork of all types and sizes, ranging from jewelry to major art installations in synagogues and churches, as well as a lifetime of biographical drawings and beautifully illustrated letters to his wife, to whom he was married for 50 years. His breathtaking artwork along with personal interviews and stories, captivates the audience in this biographical documentary"--
Los Romeros : the royal family of the guitar ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A documentary which tells the story of Spanish guitar virtuoso Celodonio Romero, and his family guitar quartet, the the Romeros. Includes interviews with friends and family and performances by the quartet and soloists
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