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Book Club at Temple Beth Abraham

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month’s selection: “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner” by Meir Shalev

Hilarious and touching, Grandma Tonia and her regulations come richly to life in a narrative that circles around the arrival into the family’s dusty agricultural midst of the big, shiny American sweeper sent as a gift by Great-uncle Yeshayahu (he who shockingly emigrated to the sinful capitalist heaven of Los Angeles!). …The fate of Tonia’s “svieeperr”—hidden away for decades in a spotless closed-off bathroom after its initial use—is a family mystery that Shalev determines to solve. The result, in this cheerful translation by Evan Fallenberg, is pure delight, as Shalev brings to life the obsessive but loving Tonia, the pioneers who gave his childhood its spirit of wonder, and the grit and humor of people building ever-new lives.—National Jewish Book Club 2018-2019

Moderated by Linda Gerstman
Guests: $2.00; free to TBA members

RSVP: (914) 631-1770 adulted@tba-ny.org

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Date:
November 15
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Temple Beth Abraham
Phone:
914-631-1770
Email:
info@tba-ny.org
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www.tba-ny.org

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Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
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Phone:
914-631-1770
Website:
http://tba-ny.org/