"Who Will Be For Me?"
Jew and Other in Selected Jewish Short Stories
with Rabbi David Segal
Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 pm
July 3-August 14, 2013
Aspen Chapel Gallery
Over seven weeks this summer, we will read __ Jewish short stories by contemporary and classic authors: e.g. Papernick, Ozick, Roth, Babel, Singer, Auslander, Kafka, Keret, Vapnyar, Leegant, Nadelson. Nathan Englander's recent collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank will be our primary reading, coupled with additional selections.
Suggested donation of $60/person includes all reading materials. An additional $25 sponsors refreshments for a week.
A link for online registration will be available soon. To register, please contact Faith or Lisa at the AJC office at 970-925-8245, or email@example.com. If you are interested in enrolling long-distance via web-conferencing, the option is available; please contact Rabbi David at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-925-8245 x.1.
*Please register by June 14 so enough materials are ordered . Readings will be available for pick-up at the AJC Chapel office (downstairs) starting June 17.
Syllabus (subject to change)
- July 3: To Hide or Not to Hide?
Nathan Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Lara Vapnyar, There Are Jews in My House
- July 10: Anti-Semitism for Kids
Nathan Englander, How We Avenged the Blums
Etgar Keret, Siren
Shalom Auslander, Holocaust Tips for Kids
- July 17: Jewish Power, Jewish Justice?
Nathan Englander, Free Fruit for Young Widows
Etgar Keret, Plague of the Firstborn
- July 24: How the Old and Young Suffer
Nathan Englander, Camp Sundown
Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl
- July 31: Otherness Embodied
Shalom Auslander, Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka, Report to an Academy
- August 7: Music and Memory
Scott Nadelson, The Cantor's Daughter
Franz Kafka, Josephine the Singer
- August 14: Convert Me?
Philip Roth, Eli the Fanatic
Jonathan Papernick, The Art of Correcting
- AJC Calendar
- Summer Session online registration form (TBA)