Thursday, August 31 | 12:30-1:30pm
Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.
Discussion led by Anne Berman-Waldorf.
A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by August 25.
Please email RSVP to Beth Englezos or call 609-987-8100, ext. 126.
The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.