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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Yehuda Amichai Literary Gathering Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and New York University

Remember Hebrew Poet Yehuda Amichai at Literary Gathering
Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 7:30 p.m.
One West 4th St. (Between Broadway and Mercer St.), Manhattan

Remembering the artistry and life of Jewish poet Yehuda Amichai, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in conjunction with New York University's Department of Hebrew Literature, is hosting on November 29th an evening of music, images, discussions and poetry at the college.


Born in Germany in 1924, Amichai's family emigrated to Israel in 1935, eventually settling in Jerusalem. After fighting with the Jewish Brigade of the British Army in World War II, Amichai used images such as tanks and airplanes as well as portraits of personal landscapes in his poetry. Amichai's work has been translated into more than 30 languages and won the prestigious Israel Prize in 1982. The poet lived in Israel until his death on September 22, 2000.


The literary gathering will feature discussions led by prominent Amichai scholars and readings in Hebrew and English of Amichai's poems. There will also be a video and musical presentations.


Admission is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Stanley Nash at


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.