Thu, Apr 07|
Online via Zoom
ONCE WE WERE SLAVES
Author event facilitated by Prof. Laura Arnold Leibman. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC , Congregation B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Time & Location
Apr 07, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
Laura Arnold Leibman is a Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College and the winner of a Jordan Schnitzer Book Award and four National Jewish Book Awards.
As obsessive genealogist and descendent of one of the most prominent Jewish families since the American Revolution, Blanche Moses firmly believed her maternal ancestors were Sephardic grandees. Using family heirlooms to unlock the mystery of her family, this non-fiction book overturns the reclusive heiress’ assumptions about her roots to reveal that her grandmother and great-uncle actually began their lives as poor Christian slaves in Barbados.
You may order Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family by Laura Arnold Leibman from:
- Rakestraw Books in Danville: https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/book/9780197530474
- Afikomen in Berkeley: https://bookshop.org/books/once-we-were-slaves-the-extraordinary-journey-of-a-multi-racial-jewish-family/9780197530474
- Mrs. Dalloways in Berkeley: https://www.mrsdalloways.com/book/9780197530474
- Your preferred local bookstore or online retailer
Admission is free. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the program begins, we will email the Zoom link you need to join the event. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your contacts list as well.
Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC , Congregation B'nai Shalom in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.