Books and authors galore at Metuchen synagogue

Books and authors galore at Metuchen synagogue

IMMIGRATION AND the American identity, family histories, and public and political issues centering on the country’s latest newcomers will be explored at The Donald & Ruth Kahn Book and Author Event at Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen on Sunday, March 31, starting
at 10 a.m.

The writers and their works include:

Elissa Brent Weissman, “The Length of A String” — A middle school-age/young adult novel about adoption and immigration from Holocaust-era Europe.

Betsy Carter, “We Were Strangers Once” — A novel about the perseverance and hopes of a circle of immigrants to New York in the 1930s, and the challenges they must face.

Boris Fishman, “Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes)” — A recipe-filled memoir that follows this writer’s Jewish family and their richly described dinner tables from Belarus in 1945 to Brooklyn in 2017.

Richard Slotkin, “Greenhorns: Stories” — Six powerful tales that meld memoir and fiction and open a window into the experience of Jewish immigration in the 20th century.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the authors and hear their stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.

The doors to this free event will open at 9:30 a.m.; refreshments will be sold. For information, call 732-549-3922 or visit

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