MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Esther Safran Foer - I Want You to Know We’re Still Here Virtual Event

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Esther Safran Foer - I Want You to Know We’re Still Here Virtual Event

Monday, Nov 09, 2020 8:00 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom

The matriarch of one of America’s leading literary families, Esther Safran Foer will join our partner, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, for a Zoom Live event to discuss her new book “I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post Holocaust Memoir,” on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 8 PM (EST).  MJCCA Director of Outreach and Engagement, Rabbi Brian Glusman, will lead the program with an opening Kristallnacht Memorial Prayer at 7:45 PM (EST).

This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.

Tickets options are as follows:

-Free admission with virtual ticket (does not include a copy of the book); or 

-Admit one for $35 (includes a copy of “I Want You to Know We’re Still Here." Price covers shipping.) 

All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.

About the Book

Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther felt herself searching. When Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and finally gives her the opportunity to mourn. The poignant and deeply moving story is not only of Esther’s journey, but of four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers living in the shadow of the Holocaust, determined not just to keep the past alive and imbue the present with life and more life.

About the Author

Esther Safran Foer was the CEO of Sixth & I, a center for arts, ideas, and religion. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Bert. They are the parents of Franklin, Jonathan, and Joshua, and the grandparents of six.