Jewish Federation Connecting with Community

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Israeli Authors"

July 26, 2018 | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Israeli Authors" with Fedora Horowitz and Rabbi Avraham Horowitz.

Join us for discussions of work by prominent Israeli authors David Grossman, Ayelet Tsabari, and Dorit Rabinyan.

On July 23, Dr. Avraham Horowitz explores the novel A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman. The novel covers an event lasting about 2 hours in a bar in the city of Netanya, near Tel Aviv. The novel won in 2017 the prestigious British Man Booker International Prize for English Translations.

On July 26, Fedora Horowitz will discuss two books authored by women from Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Jewish communities. The autobiographical novel All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan is about a love affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian Arab who met in NY not long after 9/11. The book became a national cause when Israel's Education Ministry decided to pull it from the approved list of books for high school reading. The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari collects stories that take place in Israel, Canada (where she lives now), and India. Themes include a summer of independence in Eilat, absent fathers molded by lifelong enlistment in the IDF, the divisions between members of Yemenite families with their dark skin, and the lingering of exotic foods.

Fedora is the author of the historical novel Jaffa Beach and Only Yesterday...1941-1958, a memoir of her life growing up in Romania during the Holocaust and the subsequent postwar Communist regime. Dr. Avraham Horowitz received a B.Sc. degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He publishes Israeli literature book reviews in Florida's Jewish Journal and lectures on Israeli literature across South Florida.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

For More Information

Phone: 413-442-4360, ext. 15
Email: [email protected]
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