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Henna House: A Conversation with Gratz Alumna/Author Nomi Eve

Join us for a fascinating discussion with the author of the 2014-2015 OBOJC Selection: Henna House by Nomi Eve An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century, from the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard. Henna House is an intimate family portrait and a panorama of history. From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews, to the far-ranging devastation of the Holocaust, to the birth of the State of Israel, Eve offers an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period in the twentieth century. Only a handful of Jews remain in Yemen today, most of them having been transported to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet between June 1940 and September 1950. In Henna House Eve explores the rich traditions and customs of the now forgotten and once vibrant community of Yemenite Jews with spirit and Henna House is a rich, spirited, and sensuous tale of love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart. Read More »



Stern Family Institute for Israel Studies

Thursday evening, February 26th the public is invited to attend a fascinating presentation entitled " A Lense on Israel: A Society Through Its Cinema" with Gratz alumnus, Dr. Eric Goldman. R.S.V.P. to Mindy Cohen, 215-635-7300 x155. Read More »


Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

William A. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Law School. He was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. Professor Jacobson is the founder of the very popular Legal Insurrection Blog whose readership continues to grow. Read More »

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