Israel’Lit: Illuminate Your Mind & Soul with the Works of Israeli Authors

7:30–9:00 PM

November 30; January 18; March 1; April 19; June 7

Upper West Side location will be disclosed upon registration

Please note: There was a mistake in our program guide– the class will not be held on the “Upper East Side”.

/ Entire series, Members: $72, Non-Members: $90
/ Individual Sessions, Members: $18, Non-Members: $25

Tuition discount and/or work/study available. Please email Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses for information at


With Ronnie Scharfman and Rhonna Rogol
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.

A maximum enrollment of 12 people will ensure intimacy and the opportunity for everyone to participate.