Hear the amazing story of a Warsaw-born immigrant, raised in a Hasidic family, who arrived in America in 1920 at the age of 12 speaking little English. His Jewish beliefs evolved from childhood until his death at age 98, and, although he became an atheist and communist, he always strongly identified as a secular Jew.
JSCA’s Education Committee presents:
FINDING MY FATHER:
His Century-Long Journey from World War I and My Quest to Follow
A live virtual conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author
Dr. Deborah Tannen, exclusively for JSCA Members and their guests
FREE but space is limited – Register by October 7 to ensure your place
Join Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author and frequent guest on national television and radio, in a live virtual presentation exclusively for JSCA members and their guests. Deborah will discuss her newly published memoir, Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I and My Quest to Follow, through which she embarks on the poignant, yet perilous, quest to piece together the puzzle of her father's life. Beginning with his astonishingly vivid memories of the Hasidic community in Warsaw, where he was born in 1908, she traces his journey: from arriving in New York City in 1920 to quitting high school at fourteen to support his mother and sister, through a vast array of jobs, including prison guard and gun-toting alcohol tax inspector, to eventually establishing the largest workers' compensation law practice in New York and running for Congress. As Tannen comes to better understand her father's--and her own--relationship to Judaism, she uncovers aspects of his life she would never have imagined.
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