Share your love of Israeli literature with like-minded individuals through joyful, educational conversations on the universal themes of life.
Lead by Ruby Namdar, Mayrav Fisher and Shirli Sela-Levavi.
Discussions will focus on an exchange of ideas and a sharing of resources including reviews, essays and videos relating to major book themes and contextual information. Periodic guests from the worlds of literature and academia.
Fall Semester: 4 Sessions, Thu, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, 7:30-9 pm.
Spring Semester: 4 Sessions, Thu, Feb 12, Mar 19, Apr 30, May 21, 7:30-9 pm.
$150 for 4 sessions, $270 for 4 sessions and reading materials.
Ruby Namdar was born and raised in Jerusalem. He completed his BA (Sociology, Philosophy and Iranian Studies) and his Master’s degree (Anthropology) at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His first book, Haviv, a collection of short stories, was published in 2000 and won the Ministry of Culture's award for the best first publication of the year. The manuscript also won The Jerusalem Fiction award for 1998. Reuven also published short stories, book reviews and translations of medieval Persian poetry in various literary periodicals in Israel. He is currently living in New York, recently published his novel הבית אשר נחרב, and teaches Jewish and Israeli literature in various Jewish learning centers around the city.
Mayrav Fisher is currently the Tour Program Senior Manager at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Prior to her current position, she served as the Senior Education Manager, School and Family Programs at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and as Education Coordinator, Family Programs at Whitney Museum of American Art. Mayrav received her Master’s Degree in Museum Education from the Bank Street College of Education. She was born and raised in Israel.
Shirli Sela-Levavi holds a B.A. in General and Compartive literature and in Psychology, as well as an M.A. in General and Comparative Literature from Tel-Aviv University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Comparitive Literature at Rutgers University.