Description: From the acclaimed Israeli author comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Hilarious and touching, this is the story of Shalev’s family set against the story of the early years of Israel. Here we meet Shalev’s amazing grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what she viewed as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt. A kosher lunch will be provided by Greenwood House and there is a requested donation of $5.00 per person. You may also bring your own Kosher-style lunch.

Date: Thursday June 27th at 12:30pm

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road East, West Windsor)

RSVP: To Beth Englezos at or 609-987-8100 ext. 126 by 6/24.

This program is sponsored by Beth Chaim, Greenwood House and JFCS