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Wilmette Lunch & Learn

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, November 21, 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMSukkat Shalom Temple Library

2. Thursday, December 19, 2019 21 Kislev 5780

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMSukkat Shalom Temple Library
Past Sessions
Thursday, October 17, 2019 18 Tishrei 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Sukkat Shalom Temple Library

A Yiddish Trio of Jewish Short Stories: Sukkat Shalom Lunch & Learn with Rachel Kamin What’s modern about Yiddish short stories? Join us to explore the works of three influential writers: S.Y. Abramovitch, Y.L. Peretz, and Sholom Aleichem.

Our conversations will be enriched by your participation, so please read the stories found in Classic Yiddish Stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz edited by Frieden, Gorelick & Wex in advance of each session. The collection is available online in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle and at several local public libraries.

Syllabus: October 17, 2019 S.Y. Abramovitsh “The Little Man” p.3-31 “Fishke the Lame” p.32-54

November 21, 2019 Sholem Aleichem “Hodel” p.57-73 “Chava” p.74-88 “A Business with a Greenhorn” p.130-134

December 19, 2019 I.L. Peretz “The Shtrayml” p.137-146 “The Rebbe’s Pipe” p.158-162 “If Not Higher” p.163-166

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