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Hear speaker, Dr. Vanessa Ochs, from the University of Virginia talk about how Jewish women now have increased options for expressing and experiencing holiness by donning items that have spiritual purpose. These include wearing diverse headcoverings, tallitot and tefillin. The talk explores the history and implications of these changes innovated by Jewish women. In conjunction with the exhibit Fashion Statement Maryland
Like Isaac Bashevis Singer's fiction, this poignant memoir of his childhood in the household and rabbinical court of his father is full of spirits and demons, washerwomen and rabbis, beggars and rich men. This rememberance of Singer's pious father, his rational yet adoring mother, and the never-ending parade of humanity that marched through their home is a portrait of a magnificent writer's childhood self and of the world, now gone, that formed him.
A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams-working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest-and the most destructive-love of her life. Rich with humor and poignancy, Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. This unforgettable paean to youthful love and the bittersweet sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's most beloved creations.
Mary Morris will discuss her page-turning novel about the many Conversos—Jews who lived in disguise as Christians in order to escape torture and death. EVENT LOCATION Chizuk Amuno Congregation 8100 Stevenson Road Pikesville, MD 21208