Jewish American Writing - Selected Stories through Time - Part II is the Spring class of Encountering Jewish Culture through Stories, Poetry & Art: 2019 series. Esther Hexter, award winning Jewish educator, will guide seniors and friends in lively discussion and exploration of selections of Jewish American Writing from 350 years. No experience is required, just the desire to learn.
Class will meet six Wednesdays in a row– April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, 750 White Pond Dr., Akron, OH 44320. Registration fee of $25 is due by April 16, 2019. This is a program of the Jewish Community Board of Akron [JCBA]. See below for more information.
Book for the class is Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology, edited by Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum & Kathryn Hellerstein. Students are to purchase or borrow a copy. Students who have participated in Fall 2018 and/or Winter 2019 sessions, which explored stories from same collection, have praised this collection "as the best stories we have ever read"!!
The book spans from 1645 to the present, including writing in all genres—fiction, poetry, drama, essays, letters, editorials, journals. Everyone will consider whether Jewish authors writing in America make up a literary tradition and if so what defines it among other ideas.
Class and the series is funded by a grant from the Edward I. Abramson Program Fund, of ALEF, Jewish Community Board of Akron. Students and teacher, Esther Hexter, are so thankful for the support from the Abramson Fund and more thankful for ongoing support from the committee which reviews and makes grants.
Registration fee of $25 is due by April 16, 2019, in cash or check payable to Jewish Community Board of Akron, 750 White Pond Dr., Akron 44320. Download the registration form here. For more information contact Esther at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-836-0777.