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Hadassah book group
December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sara Frank Chapter of Hadassah book group in Burlington, VT meets monthly to discuss books with Jewish content and relevance. Meetings are informal and held at each others’ homes on the first Monday of the month. All are welcome to join for interesting discussions, tasty snacks, and socializing. Please RSVP the host to let her know you plan to attend or for more information feel free to contact the host or call 802-865-2329.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
TITLE- I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markowitz
SYNOPSIS- Opening in 1939 Transylvania, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his Jewish family by the Romanian Iron Guard and is rescued by a Gentile woman and raised as her own son. Five years later, Josef rescues a young Jewish girl, Mila and helps her reach Zalman Stern, a leader in the Satmar community, in whose home Mila is raised as a sister to Zalman’s daughter, Atara. As the two girls mature, Mila’s faith intensifies, while her beloved sister Atara discovers a world of books and learning that she cannot ignore. Ms. Markovits tenderly captures the complexities of adulthood for the one who stays in the Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn [Mila] and Atara who questions fundamentalist doctrine. The different choices the two sisters makes force them apart until a dangerous secret threatens to banish them from the only community they’ve ever known.
DATE AND TIME- December 3rd at 7 PM
RSVP- [email protected]
NOTE-This is one of the group’s choices that reflects a theme: “separation”, defined, in addition to “parting”, as loss, disconnection, estrangement, difference and so on