This Sunday at CNS: Israeli author and illustrator Judy Tal Kopelman, author of "Grandpa's Third Drawer: Unlocking Holocaust Memories"
CNS's V'zot Yisrael, Youth Education and Adult Education committees present:
Israeli author and illustrator
Judy Tal Kopelman
Sunday June 1st, 10:00-11:45 AM
in the CNS library
Judy will be reading from the new English translation of her 2003 Hebrew children's book, Grandpa's Third Drawer, which touches gently on the Shoah, and she will be sharing her experience talking with children about the Shoah. This is a program for all interested adults, and for children in kindergarten to sixth grade with their parent/s.
Grandpa's Third Drawer is a highly acclaimed, award winning book in Israel, enthusiastically accepted by educators and parents and loved by children. It has twice won first prize in a nation-wide survey of all school children, won the Ze'ev Prize for children's literature and was just recently elected as a leading book in "Paths of Memory" - the Israeli Ministry of Education's new national Shoah education program.
Judy will read and tell about the 'story behind the story' - from her perspective as an Israeli, a mother (now also of an IDF soldier) and granddaughter of Bergen-Belsen survivors. Children and adults alike are welcome to participate in revealing the book's secrets, unlocking Grandpa's Third Drawer, and finding out what's inside!
Judy Tal Kopelman is a lecturer in creative writing and literature at Kinneret College, Sea of Galilee, Israel. A graduate of Bezale'l Academy for Arts and Design and post graduate (somme cum laude) of Hebrew Literature at Ben Gurion University. She is the author of The Demon from Berlin and The Flute Player.
The program is sponsored by Netivot Shalom's V'zot Yisrael, Youth Education and Adult Education committees. For more info contact email@example.com!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…