YIDDISH SHORT STORIES: A Peak into the Past/Answers for Today
A Community-Wide Lunch ‘n Learn with Rabbi Norman Lipson
Four Thursdays in February @ Temple Dor Dorim in Weston
Course Description: Wouldn’t you like to take a ride down memory lane, and delve into the lives of our ancestors in pre-World War I Russia/Poland? Aside from family stories, documentary movies, novels or Yiddish films, Jewish life in this era has been relegated to the past. Join Rabbi Lipson for a fascinating literary journey as he examines and discusses 12 Yiddish short stories (in translation) written during this time. Participants will have a chance to take a peek at life back then. At the same time, they will uncover why our predecessors chose to leave the oppression of the Czar, with all the dangers that ensued, and journey to the promise of America.
Instructor: Rabbi Norman Lipson was born in Oklahoma City and moved to Miami, FL in 1955. He has served on the national staff of the Anti-Defamation League and as spiritual leader of congregations in Mississippi, Texas, and Hollywood, FL and was the Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies of the Central Agency for Jewish Education in Miami, FL. Rabbi Lipson is the founding Rabbi of Temple Dor Dorim and upon his retirement, was named Emeritus Rabbi. He is married and the proud grandfather of four brilliant grandchildren.
Dates: February 1, 8, 15 & 22
Time: 12:00- 100 p.m (Bring your own dairy lunch.)
Location: Temple Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Circle, Weston, 33327
Cost: $35 for the Series or $10 per lecture