One Book, One Jewish Community | Gratz College

One Book, One Jewish Community

Nov/17 02:00 pm -
Nov/17 04:00 pm

Gratz College Auditorium and Lobby

The World That We Knew

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Gratz College Auditorium and Lobby

One Book, One Jewish Community proudly presents its 2019-2020 selection:

The World That We Knew
by Alice Hoffman

Kick-off Event and Book-signing with Alice Hoffman at Gratz College

Alice Hoffman will be interviewed by Jane Eisner of Columbia University, an award-winning journalist and former editor of the Forward.

Sunday, November 17, 2:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.: Pre-Event Sponsors* Lunch at Gratz with author Alice Hoffman and guest speaker Ruth Hartz, a Holocaust survivor who will share her story as a hidden child. Kosher lunch.     
1:00 p.m.: Doors Open/Book Sales
2:00 p.m.: Jane Eisner interviews Alice Hoffman, with audience Q&A
3:00 p.m.: Book signing

Advanced ticket registration is closed.

Purchase tickets for $15 at the door.
Students 18 and under are FREE (please reserve in advance)

*To learn more about sponsorship, contact Naomi Housman at [email protected].

Purchase your copy from the “One Book” Official Bookseller:
Open Book Bookstore
7900 High School Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Books can also be purchased at Gratz College. Contact Mindy Cohen at [email protected].

Mention promo code: ONEBOOK to receive the discounted rate of $25.00 (including tax). Ask about a bulk discount for book club and member synagogue sales.

About The World That We Knew
In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

About Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We KnewThe Rules of MagicThe Marriage of OppositesPractical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew. She lives near Boston.



Photo of Alice Hoffman (above): Deborah Feingold

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