Jewish Book Celebration
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.