Irena Klepfisz at the New York Jewish Book Festival

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280

“The Past Is Always With Us”

Join Yiddish/English actress, singer, Tony nominated director, author, and daughter of Holocaust fighters Eleanor Reissa and poet/activist Irena Klepfisz, trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist, in a reading and conversation, connecting the past to the present and their relationship to the world of Yiddish and their Jewish heritage.

Banner with two book covers and images of the authors. "The Letters Project: A Daughter's Journey" by Eleanor Reissa and "Her Birth and Later Years: New and Collected Poems, 1971-2021" by Irena Klepfisz

Registration required. Free, but $10 donations are welcome!

Note that the festival runs all day, beginning at 10AM. 

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The Past Is Always With Us