16 2023

Frankly Feminist: Short Stories by Jewish Women from Lilith Magazine

6:45PM - 7:45PM  

VIRTUAL Program Jewish Federation of the Berkshires 196 South St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin

Via Zoom.  Register HERE.

Jewish Literary Voices: A Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Series in collaboration with the Jewish Book Council

Join in conversation facilitated by Rabbi Elyse Frishman with Lilith's Susan Weidman Schneider, Editor in Chief, and Yona Zeldis McDonough, Fiction Editor, of their groundbreaking Jewish feminist short story collection, Frankly Feminist.
Short story collections focusing on Jewish writers have—no surprise—typically given women authors short shrift. This new volume represents the best Jewish feminist fiction published in Lilith magazine, and does what no other collection has done before in its geographic scope, its inclusion of twenty-first-century stories, and its Jewish feminist focus.

This collection showcases a wide range of stories offering variegated cultures and contexts and points of view: Persian Jews; a Biblical matriarch; an Ethiopian mother in modern Israel; suburban American teens; Eastern European academics; a sexual questioner; a Jew by choice; a new immigrant escaping her Lower East Side sweatshop; a Black Jewish marcher for justice; in Vichy France, a toddler’s mother hiding out; and more.

Purchase the book here and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the local Bookstore in Great Barrington.  Several copies will be available to borrow from Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (please contact the front desk to check out a copy). 


Sponsor: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and the Jewish Book Council