Currently Browsing: April 2012

Mazel Tov, Cyndee!

From April ’12 Spotlight: Cyndee Schaffer’s book Mollie’s War: The Letters of a WWII WAC in Europe just won first place in the 2012 Royal Dragonfly Contest in the Biography/Autobiography/Memoir category! Schaffer has numerous public appearances planned for the spring, including Monday, April 23 at the next Chicago Jewish Authors Literary Series (hosted by Max […]



From April ’12 Spotlight: This year the 28th annual Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) brings us Reus from Uruguay. Barrio Reus is the name of a Jewish enclave in Montevideo, now a slum near the waterfront docks, and one of the highlights of the film is a bar mitzvah ceremony set in Montevideo’s oldest shul. […]


April ’12 Spotlight

Nathan Englander came to the Harold Washington Library Center in February to read from What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, his latest collection of short stories. As the translator of New American Haggadah, Englander is actually promoting two books right now, and although they are outwardly very different, common threads […]