Oakton hosts Jewish literature series starting Jan. 30
(Jan. 17, 2019) Enjoy readings, lectures and discussions about Jewish literature by enrolling in Oakton Community College’s free five-part series starting Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the college’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., in Room A145/152.
Oakton Reads: Jewish Literature (CRN 40119) kicks off with a look a Nathan Englander’s “Dinner at the Center of the Earth.” This political thriller unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and revolves around a complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.
The monthly series, presented by the Oakton library, runs 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays at the Skokie campus. Dates and topics for the remainder of the series are:
- Feb. 27, “Mrs. Houdini” by Victoria Kelly;
- March 27, “Dawn” by Elie Wiesel;
- April 17, “Tell Me How This Ends Well” by David S. Levinson; and
- May 15, “The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio Iturbe.
“This is a great opportunity for intellectual simulation and for people to become more familiar with Jewish culture,” Debbie Steinberg, Oakton part-time reference librarian, says. “The series also will help participants to understand more about humanity and the world around them.”
Oakton Reads: Jewish Literature will be facilitated by Oakton English lecturer Elana Barron and Davis Schneiderman and Josh Corey, both professors at Lake Forest College.