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Rachel DeWoskin on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

University of Chicago professor and author Rachel DeWoskin will give a presentation on the Jewish refugee community of Shanghai during WWII, and read from her new novel set there, Some Day We Will Fly, on Sunday, May 19, at 10:30am in the chapel.  Praised by Aleksandr Hemon as a writer embodying "an extraordinary combination of curiosity and kindness," her other works include the novels Big Girl Small and Repeat After Me, and the memoir Foreign Babe

One Book One Rodfei: Heschel Discussion, part 3

Please join us for the third and final discussion of this year's second One Book, One Rodfei Zedek selection, Abraham Joshua Heschel's God in Search of Man, on Saturday, May 11, after kiddush lunch (around 1:15pm), in the chapel. We'll be focusing on part three of the book, but will also look back on the book as a whole. All are welcome, even if you missed the other discussions in the series.

Concert at KAMII. Teiku with John Lindberg

Jonathan Taylor and Josh Harlow were both raised Jewish, claiming ancestors from the Ukraine, in the villages of Bershnitz and Monasterishtche. While the Ukrainian-Jewish communities in these villages have long since disappeared, victims of pogroms and the Holocaust, some traditions remain amongst the diaspora. Strikingly, both grew up with a set of songs, intended to be sung on Passover, that are traced back to their respective ancestral villages and are, so far as they know, completely unique to their families. 

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