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Date(s) - 11/06/2021
11:00 am

Lodi Whittier Library



We have a very exciting event coming up on November 6th at the library that I want to share with you (and hopefully you will share it with others, you guys are always so awesome about that). Here is the facebook event as well.


From Jewish Folktales to our own Family Stories: A Reading and Workshop with David Forman

Saturday November 6th at 11am

We warmly welcome David Forman, PhD, in sharing from his newly-published translation of Solomon Simon’s The Clever Little Tailor. Solomon Simon, was David’s Grandfather.

David began studying Yiddish in his fifties, in order to fulfill a lifelong vow of reading his grandfather’s work. He ended up publishing a bilingual edition of The Clever Little Tailor in 2021 with Kinder-Loshn Publications, featuring side by side bilingual text and stunning illustrations by Yehuda Blum.

Excerpts will be highlighted in his reading to emphasize both universal and specifically Jewish elements of the storytelling followed by an exploration of his personal relationship with the original author and his journey in creating this book.

After the reading, David will lead a workshop and presentation about storytelling entitled, Stories as Cultural Artifacts where we will consider stories as heirlooms or artifacts, treasured for generations. We will talk about ways to tell and contextualize stories that highlight and strengthen connections within and across communities, over time.

The Reading & Workshop are free. Registration is requested but not required.

This program will be held in-person at the Lodi Whittier Library at 8484 S. Main Street, Lodi, NY. Masks are recommended. This program is co-sponsored by Lodi Whittier Library and Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Thank you for your help and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have,

Nora Snyder


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