Esther Safran Foer

Mon. Nov 9, 2020 at 8:00pm EST
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Esther Safran Foer

Esther Safran Foer

I Want You To Know We’re Still Here

Community-Wide Kristallnacht Observance

8:00pm - Opening Kristallnacht Memorial Prayer with Rabbi Brian Glusman, Director of Outreach and Engagement, MJCCA

For Esther Safran Foer, the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never dis­cussed; her parents were each the sole survivors of their respective families. Years later, when Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonish­ing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both murdered in the Ho­locaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were and how her father survived.

Armed with a black-and-white photo, a hand-drawn map, and a handful of leads that only came to light after the publication of her son Jonathan’s novel Every­thing Is Illuminated—she travels to Ukraine to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn. I Want You to Know We’re Still Here is the poi­gnant and deeply moving story of four genera­tions—of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers—living in the shadow of the Holocaust, determined to not just keep the past alive but also imbue the present with life and more life.

In conjunction with the Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and the Goodwin Education Center.

Presented in conjunction with the National JCC Literary Consortium.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK 24 HOURS BEFORE THE PROGRAM AND AGAIN 1 HOUR BEFORE. This is a proprietary link that is unique to you and cannot be shared. If shared, you will not be able to access the program. 

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