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Literature at Lunch 

 
Literature at Lunch with Gail Lipsitz will meet at noon to 2:00 p.m. on the following dates: 
October 20, December 15, March 16 and May 18. 
 
In July 2018, a Gallup poll found that "Immigration Surged to the Top" of the list of what Americans identified as the most important problems facing our nation.  Not surprising.  Dominating political discussions and featured daily in the news, immigration has become a most troubling and controversial issue, prompting soul-searching and discussions about the essence of America.
 
How might the history of Jewish immigration to the United States in the early 20th century shed light on the experiences of immigrants today?   Join our discussion of "Newcomers," the theme of the first Literature and Lunch on October 20.  We will discuss a mix of short stories and excerpts from actual accounts: 
            "The Lie" by Mary Antin (1913)
            "Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber (1917)
            "A Walker in the City" by Alfred Kazin (1951)
            "Bronx Primitive" by Kate Simon (1982)
 
For our session on December 15,  "Ascending" and "Descending," we will look at short stories describing diverse experiences of Americans who make "aliyah" to Israel, and of Israelis who move to North America:
            "A State of Emergency" by Nikki Stiller
            "Invisible" by Ayelet Tsabari
            "The Best Place on Earth" by Ayelet Tsabari
            "Descent" by Danit Brown
 
We recommend that you read the stories before our meetings so that we can enjoy lively discussions in which all participate.  Click on each title to read online or copies of the materials are available in the Kol HaLev room.
Thu, September 20 2018 11 Tishrei 5779