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In a tasty twist on book clubs, Cooks and Books reads a book related to Judaism or written by a Jewish author and shares in a dinner of book-related dishes. Recipes are also shared.
The group meets according to a participant-set schedule. For more information of to RSVP to an event contact Eileen Powers at 314-968-1730 or [email protected].
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 6 p.m. in the Pasternak Chapel
Synopsis: A young man arrives in Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a 'blind' old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy David Jr, Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive - a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war. What they find turns all their worlds upside down.
Contact Eileen Powers for details.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Book: A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York
This graphic version of lettersand pictures of husbands who deserted their families at the turn of the 20th century are often heart breaking. They were sent to the Yiddish progressive (Socialist) newspaper, The Forward and a new column was started. A Bintel Brief is Yiddish for Bundle of Letters. We have 3 copies in the Shaare Emeth library as well as a more detailed copy of letters, also named The Bintel Brief and edited by Isaac Metzker. Join us to make old world recipes Wed., Feb 11th, 2015
Book: I Pity the Poor Immigrant: A Novel by Zachary Lazar
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Books: The Shalom India Housing Society by Esther David
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Recipes: Bene Israel Indian