April 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
via Zoom

Join Kahal B’raira for a Community Gathering where we will observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The morning will begin as usual with time to schmooze and have coffee outside, followed by a memorial service. After the service, we will hear from guest speaker Helen Fremont for a talk on the multigenerational effects of the Holocaust.

Helen Fremont’s new memoir, The Escape Artist, Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on, to both Helen and her older sister, a penchant for keeping their lives neatly, even obsessively compartmentalized, and a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Boston University School of Law, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has been a teaching fellow at both Bread Loaf and the Radcliffe Institute. She was a Scholar in the Women’s Studies Research Center Scholars Program at Brandeis University and worked as a public defender in Boston, where she now lives with her wife.

Community Gatherings will be hybrid, with in-person and streaming options. For more information, please email Lidia at info@kahalbraira.org.