May 29, 2014

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!


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