13 2015

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Hebrew Literature"

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community series presents "Hebrew Lit: Works by Pioneering Hebrew Writer, Lea Goldberg" with Avram Horowitz.

Lea Goldberg (1911-1970) is one of the first female poets in modern times who wrote in Hebrew, as well as the author of one of the first novels in Hebrew by a woman.  Scholar Avram Horowitz will talk about her semi-autobiographical novel And This Is The Light, which was recently translated into English.

Goldberg was a renowned poet, as well as a successful children's author, theater critic, translator, and editor.  In 1953, she began teaching literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Later, she established the university's department of comparative literature and remained its chairperson until her death.  Her work has been published in 14 languages.

Avram D. Horowitz is a lecturer in modern Hebrew literature who graduated from a modern Orthodox high school in Jerusalem and served in the Israeli army, where he taught air navigation theory.  He studied at the Hebrew University and continued his studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Concurrently with his long career as a scientist at the General Motors Research Laboratories in Michigan, he ran Israeli literature book clubs in Hebrew and English.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher
hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations
are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.