Upcoming Events

The Joint Distribution Committee's Work in Russia and the USSR: The Challenges of Remote Management

Presented by Michael Beizer
from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Lown 315
Michael Beizer

A Replacement Life

Reading and Conversation with the Cabell First Novelist Award-winning author Boris Fishman

November 12, 2015 @ 6:30pm; Mandel Atrium

A replacement LifeSlava Gelman is a young Jewish-American magazine editor living in Brooklyn. When his grandmother—a Holocaust survivor—dies at the same time a letter arrives from the German government offering restitution, he is asked by his grandfather to take her story and forge an application on his behalf. Reluctantly, Slava agrees, and before long it seems that the entire Jewish community is at his door in search of similar services. As his clientele grows, it soon becomes clear that the only life Slava has trouble amending is his own.

A Replacement Life - one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 and a frontcover rave in The New York Times Book Review