The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community welcomes Boston based author, physician and educator Lisa Gruenberg. In this second generation Holocaust memoir, My City of Dreams, Gruenberg, confronted with her elderly father's flashbacks, begins to inhabit the story of his sister Mia, who disappeared into Germany in 1941. After her father's death in 2005, Gruenberg traveled to Vienna, Germany and Israel to explore this lost landscape and to trace the fates of Mia, their extended family, friends and neighbors. Gruenberg weaves her own story with theirs and the joyful tales her father told her long ago.
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.