Aviva Dautch moves us into summer 2021 exploring the richness of modern Jewish culture through reading Israeli, European and American literature.

Dr Aviva Dautch is the Executive Director of Jewish Renaissance, the UK's Jewish arts magazine. She is a published poet, has a PhD in literature and lectures on modern Jewish literature weekly at JW3. She is a regular contributor to courses and programmes for the British Library, British Museum and BBC Radio 4.

15 April: Yentl: The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer (found in Collected Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, I recommend the Penguin Modern Classics Edition) 

22 April: To Be A Man by Nicole Krauss 

29 April: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels 

6 May: Davita’s Harp by Chaim Potok 

13 May: Poetic responses to Biblical Stories (pre-Shavuot session) / Book of Ruth 

20 May: Maybe Esther by Katja Petrowskaya 

27 May: Reparation by Gaby Koppel 

3 June: Break 

10 June: Many Different Kinds of Love by Michael Rosen 

17 June: Friends and Enemies: A Memoir by Barbara Amiel  

24 June: Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee

1 July: Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard 

8 July: Poetry of Intergenerational Jewish Identity by Jacqui Saphra

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There will be no class on 3 June.

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