Israel Lit with Ronnie Scharfman and Rhonna Rogol

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this book group, we will engage with Israeli literature in English translation. Together we will explore themes of identity, spirituality and community in Hebrew novels, memoirs and short stories by both contemporary Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli authors. In addition to some of the most famous authors, we will showcase Israeli writers who are not yet well known in the United States. Participants will read the selections in advance and then join Ronnie​, a professor of literature,​ and Rhonna, a translator of Hebrew novels,​ who will share their insights and reflections and facilitate the group’s discussion in a relaxed, open-minded and respectful environment.

Books we will read include: The Liar by Ayelet Gundar Goshen; About the Night by Anat Talshi; Pain by Zeruyah Shalev; Days of Peace by Rachel Shihor; Feathers by Haim Be’er; The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem.

For further information, email Rabbi Dianne at

Dates and Time: November 7, December 19, January TBD, February 27, April 2, May 7, June 11 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Location on the Upper West Side disclosed upon registration. Please register here.

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