Library Events

Join us for one of our upcoming library events.

All in-person events will be held at the Klau Library in Cincinnati.

book cover imageThe Thirst for the Yiddish Word: Publishing Jewish Books in Communist Poland (Zoom Only)
with Rachelle Grossman

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 12:30 pm ET
Location: Online

What stories can a book tell us beyond the words on its pages? In the aftermath of the immense destruction to Polish Jewry wrought by the Holocaust, Jewish cultural activists went to enormous lengths to rebuild. In this talk, Dr. Rachelle Grossman will tell the surprising story of Yiddish books published in postwar Poland. Using the unique holdings of the HUC Klau Library collections, this talk will focus on the efforts of Yiddish publishers working under communism to reclaim a literary heritage and chart a new direction for the language and culture.

chapter three imageAll Things Large and Small: The Child and the (Children’s) Story in “The Kerchief” and Other Stories for Children by S.Y. Agnon (Zoom Only)
with Wendy Zierler

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 12:30 pm ET
Location: Online

Rabbi Dr. Wendy Zierler is the Sigmund Falk Professor, Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies. This semester at HUC, Dr. Zierler will be teaching a course on Jewish children’s literature, defining the unique characteristics of the genre and exploring the traditional values it seeks to impart on future generations. Her presentation for the Library Series will feature one of the most important and formative authors of Jewish children’s literature in the 20th century, S. Y. Agnon.


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