A Century of Fiction from the Forward Part II is the Spring 2018 session of Encountering Jewish Culture through Stories, Poetry & Art. Esther Hexter, award winning Jewish educator, will guide seniors and friends in lively discussion and continued exploration of great stories, all of which appeared in the renown Yiddish newspaper the Forward, and now translated into English, many for the first time. Students from the winter session highly recommend new students join the class. They constantly exclaim how great the stories are! No prior experience is necessary. New students are welcome to join the conversation.
Classes meet six Wednesdays – April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Shaw JCC on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond. Dr., Akron. Registration deadline is April 5, 2018. This is a program of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.
The text for the class is Have I Got a Story for You: More than a Century of Fiction from the Forward, edited by Ezra Glinter. Students are to provide own or borrow book
– hard back or Kindle versions are available. Have I a Story for You was a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award.
Class members will read and explore stories from America’s greatest Yiddish newspaper, the Forward. This new anthology gathers a century’s worth of fiction. Teeming with life, both funny and bittersweet, this collection honors not only a language, but a world itself. All readings are in English. Have I Got a Story for You provides a panoramic view into a vanishing, and irreplaceable, Jewish cosmos.
A program of the Jewish Community Board of Akron, the 2018 Encountering Jewish Culture through Stories, Poetry & Art series is supported by a grant from the Edward I. Abramson Program Fund of JCBA. This is the tenth year of this program! Many students have been part of this learning community for most of those years with new members joining all of the time.
Registration fee is $25. Please register by April 5, 2018, in cash or check payable to Jewish Community Board of Akron at 750 White Pond Dr., Akron 44320. For more information contact Esther at 330-836-0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the registration form.