Thu, Apr 16 | TES Library

Jewish Literature in America

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Apr 16, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
TES Library

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Event Theme

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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