Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the home of Cathy Sperling: The Vilna vegetarian cookbook: garden-fresh recipes rediscovered and adapted for today’s kitchen. Fania Lewando, c.2015. In 1938, Fania Lewando, the proprietor of a popular vegetarian restaurant in Vilna published a unique Yiddish vegetarian cookbook. Lewando and her husband were captured by Soviet soldiers and perished during World War II. Her book was presumed lost. Now it has miraculously resurfaced through the efforts of YIVO and has been beautfully translated for a new generation. Not in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library; 15 copies SearchOhio, 1 copy OhioLink. This will be an off-site program with bookclub members preparing recipes from the cookbook.
Miriam Beckerman will host a demonstration of one of the recipes from the cookbook. Space is limited to the first 16 people who RSVP before May 12th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019: The forgetting river: a modern tale of survival, identity and the Inquisition. Doreen Carajal, c.2102. The forgetting river is an unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who unravels her Catholic family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain. The author relates her travels to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family’s original religious heritage.
JOINT SISTERHOOD JULY BOOK CLUBS SELECTION:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon & Discussion at Etz Chayim
“Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love”
by Dani Shapiro
Cost is $8 per person, payable at the door.
RSVP to Elsa Leveton, 419.473.2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The books are available through the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and also through its Search Ohio feature. If anyone needs help requesting books, please let either Carol or Sharon know.