“Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets” with Author Judy Bolton-Fasman
Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)
Please join Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and author Judy Bolton-Fasman as we officially dedicate the HBI Conversations Series in honor of our beloved friend, Sandra Seltzer Silberman. In “Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets,” Bolton-Fasman explores her family’s secrets and tumultuous past with warmth, passion and subtle humor, firmly rooted in Jewish tradition. After complying with her father’s request to burn his still unread letter, Bolton-Fasman began to explore her bifurcated ancestry, a Sephardic, Spanish/Ladino-speaking culture inherited from her mother and an Ashkenazi, English-only, old-fashioned American patriotism from her father. While “Asylum” asks how much we really know about the lives of our parents and the secrets lodged in their past, Bolton-Fasman shows that the answers may lie in the exploration itself. HBI is honored to have supported Bolton-Fasman’s research and writing during the early phases of her project. We encourage you to purchase the book, read in advance and bring your thoughts and questions to discuss with Bolton-Fasman and each other.
*Closed Captioning will be available for this program
Sandra Seltzer Silberman HBI Conversations Series: We explore the lives of Jewish women through compelling new literary fiction, memoir, and more in conversation with the authors and each other.
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