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(Cancelled)"Coming to America"
Start Date: 3/29/2020Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 3/29/2020End Time: 4:00 PM
This event recurs on a custom schedule.   Click here to see the series dates.

Event Description:
Motl the Cantor’s Son, by Sholem Aleichem Speaker: Ignat Ayzenberg, SJSU Jewish Studies Coordinator Date: Sunday, Feb. 23rd

(POSTPONED) Enemies, A Love Story, by Isaac Bashevis Singer Speaker: David Mesher, SJSU Emeritus Professor of English Date: Sunday, March 29th

A Jewish Refugee in New York, by Kadya Molodovsky Speaker: Rabbi Melanie Aron Date: Sunday, April 26th

The Refugees, by Viet Thahn Nguyen Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen Date: Sunday, June 7th

This series of book discussions presents tales of the Jewish immigrant experience in three works of fiction translated from the Yiddish, and a fourth book that relates to an immigrant community served by our library system. The route of arrival may differ, but the perils, the confusion, and the settling in of immigrants to this new world are themes common to all. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming To America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 225
Contact Information:
Name: Deborah Estreicher
Phone: 408.808.2357
Email: deborah.estreicher@sjlibrary.org
Book jackets of the 4 books used in this series
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