Sunday Jewish Book Group: Miriam's Kitchen

Join us on September 13 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich.  The discussion will be led by LMU's Rabbi Zach Zysman.

The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. This event will happen virtually in Zoom. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at rrosen@lmu.edu or 310-338-4584.

About the Book

Like many Jewish Americans, Elizabeth Ehrlich was ambivalent about her background. She identified with Jewish cultural attitudes, but not with the institutions; she had fond memories of her Jewish grandmothers, but she found their religious practices irrelevant to her life. It wasn't until she entered the kitchen--and world--of her mother-in-law, Miriam, a Holocaust survivor, that Ehrlich began to understand the importance of preserving the traditions of the past. As Ehrlich looks on, Miriam methodically and lovingly prepares countless kosher meals while relating the often painful stories of her life in Poland and her immigration to America. These stories trigger a kind of religious awakening in Ehrlich, who--as she moves tentatively toward reclaiming the heritage she rejected as a young woman--gains a new appreciation of life’s possibilities, choices, and limitations.

About the William H. Hannon Library

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Sunday, September 13 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event