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Jewish Lit at the West Valley Library

Posted by jlifer on August 21, 2007

Journey End MilleniumFrom my article in the West San Jose Resident:

The West Valley Branch Library will hold a free five-part Jewish literature reading and discussion series, called “Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature–Identity and Imagination,” to draw parallels between Jewish history and the story of immigrant communities in modern America.

The first discussion will be Aug. 26, 2 to 4 p.m., on the book A Journey to the End of the Millennium by A.B. Yehoshua. The first hour of each session will include background information on the work, including the book’s context, and a lecture led by a scholar drawn from local history and Jewish studies professors, after which the audience will have a chance to discuss the book and the lecture in a book club like format.

Each of the five scholar-led discussions will be held monthly on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the West Valley Branch, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Road.

All sessions are free and open to the public, and the San Jose Public Library system will have more than 25 copies of each of the books available for checkout.

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