Jewish Book Celebration
Tuesday, October 17
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Sip d”Vine, 7829 SW Capital Highway, Portland
Confident, original and humane, the short stories in The Best Place on Earth are peopled with characters at the crossroads of nationalities, religions and communities: expatriates, travellers, immigrants and locals. Poets, soldiers, siblings and dissenters, the protagonists are mostly Israelis of Mizrahi background (Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent), whose stories have rarely been told in literature. The Best Place on Earth explores Israeli history as it illuminates the tenuous connections—forged, frayed and occasionally destroyed—between cultures, between generations and across the gulf of transformation and loss.
Tuesday, October 24
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave. Portland
Join us for a lively discussion on immigration, the “other”, and several engaging topics, as well as refreshments (of course). Open to the public. Please RSVP to Havurah (503-248-4662) or contact Ruth Feldman (email@example.com).
Pages and Pixels: Book and Film Discussion
Sunday, November 5
Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland
Love to read, watch films and make new friends? This month we are reading The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari and viewing the documentary "Dimona Twist" (2017). For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neveh Shalom and Israel360
Film and a Discussion
Wednesday, November 14
OJMCHE 724 NW Davis St. Portland, OR
Movie To Be Determined
General Public: $8; OJMCHE Members: $5; Students: $5
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Institute for Judaic Studies
Meet the Author
Sunday, November 19
Zidell Hall, Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland
Ayelet Tsabari, author of the 2015 Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, will speak via Skype at Cedar Sinai Park. Her book, The Best Place on Earth, is peopled with characters at the crossroads of nationalities, religions and communities: expatriates, travellers, immigrants and locals. Poets, soldiers, siblings and dissenters, the protagonists are mostly Israelis of Mizrahi background (Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent), whose stories have rarely been told in literature. A panel will each discuss several of the stories and their impact on the reader. Following that the author will explain the reason she felt she needed to write these accounts and her method of putting words to paper.
Beth Israel, Cedar Sinai Park, OJMCHE, and Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Coming in March 2018:
Mittleman Jewish Community Center’s Authors Series.