Temple Emek Shalom Library
A Jewish Research Library and Family Resource Center
Thu, Apr 16|
Jewish Literature in America
During the event, we will explore and discuss what American Jewish literature tells us about being Jews? (see reading assignment in Event Detail)
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
More than one American Jewish historian has pondered: when future generations look back at the Jewish experience in America, what will they most admire as the greatest achievement of American Jewry? And more than one has concluded: American Jewry’s literary heritage!
Questions to Ponder
- What is it about Jewish life in America that causes American Jewish authors to create such memorable stories and novels?
- What does American Jewish literature tell us about being Jews?
- What does it tell us about being Americans?
Reading Assignment for class: Gerald Shapiro (Ed.), "American Jewish Fiction."
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NOTE: This event is FREE to Emek Shalom and Havurah members as part of their yearly membership dues. For non-members, there is a $10 fee per event.
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