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Thu, Apr 16


TES Library

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)

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Jewish Literature in America

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

TES Library

Event Details

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." 

CLICK HERE to order this book online at Powell's Books in Portland.

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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