Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

What is Exile?

Stories of Exile Reading Groups for Public Libraries

2023-08-15 18:00:00 2023-08-15 19:00:00 America/New_York What is Exile? Sharon Forks Library - Sharon Forks Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 15
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-08-15 18:00:00 2023-08-15 19:00:00 America/New_York What is Exile? Sharon Forks Library - Sharon Forks Meeting Room

Sharon Forks Library

Sharon Forks Meeting Room

Karen Isenberg Jones will introduce us to the concept of exile and displacement, migration trends during the 20th century and present day, and the impact of forced migration on society with a focus on the Jewish diaspora in the 20th century.

About Karen Isenberg Jones

Karen Isenberg Jones is the director of government and political affairs to the Consulate General of Israel where she serves as a political liaison between Israeli diplomats and government officials in the Southeast region. Prior to this position, Isenberg Jones was the director of media affairs and interfaith outreach for the consulate, organizing press conferences and interviews while managing all the consulate’s external communications. Isenberg Jones is known for using her diplomatic finesse to develop and maintain deep and fruitful relationships with religious, political and cultural community leaders throughout the region. Her communication skills stem from her years as a writer, editor and production coordinator at CNN.

           


This program is part of the "Stories of Exile" series sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. Using Yiddish literature as a portal, the program will feature works in translation that explore narratives which grapple with questions of homelands, journeys, identity, and belonging. Accompanying the reading groups will be informational lectures on subjects relating to the reading discussions.

The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin.

TAGS: | Guest Lecture | Culture |

Sharon Forks Library

Ask_a_Librarian@forsythpl.org
Phone: 770-781-9840, option 6

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:30PM to 5:30PM

About The Library

Main Library Telephone:  770-781-9840

Automated Telephone Renewals:  770-781-9865

More Branch Information

Upcoming Events