Learn About Genetic Tests, Jewish Lit at Siegal Lifelong Learning Offering Lectures This Fall

Learn About Genetic Tests, Jewish Lit at Siegal Lifelong Learning Offering Lectures This Fall

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Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University is sponsoring a series of lectures this fall.

For more information, visit https://case.edu/lifelonglearning/upcoming-events or call 216.368.2091.
DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research
November 11, 2018 | 1-2:30 p.m.
Sorting Out Distant Cousins from Close Family: Genetic-Testing in Cases of Endogamy
November 11, 2018 | 3-4 p.m.
Both lectures, presented by Lara Diamond, Genealogist. are co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. The lectures are free for members of Siegal Lifelong Learning or $5 for Nonmembers. Both lectures will be held at Siegal Lifelong Learning, Landmark Centre Building, 25700 Science Park Dr, Beachwood.
Conversations On Judaism and the Arts: The Talmud as Inspiration for Contemporary Literature with Author Ruby Namdar
Thursday, November 15 | 7 p.m.
Winner of Israel’s 2014 Sapir Prize, The Ruined House interweaves imaginative Talmudic texts and graphics with depictions of contemporary Jewish life. Join Alanna Cooper in conversation with award-winning author Ruby Namdar for a discussion on how the Talmud has inspired Namdar’s life as a modern Jewish writer, and an exploration of art as creative spiritual practice. This lecture, co-sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, will be held at Siegal Lifelong Learning, Landmark Centre Building, 25700 Science Park Dr, Beachwood.  Members of Lifelong Learning or the Maltz Museum $5, nonmembers $10.
Living in English, Writing in Hebrew: With Author Ruby Namdar
Friday, November 16 | 10:00 a.m.
Eighteen years ago, Israeli author Ruby Namdar arrived in New York, not knowing that he had just taken the first step of an incredible literary, cultural and personal journey. Namdar’s award-winning novel, The Ruined House, was his artistic response to that journey. In this talk, Ruby Namdar will discuss what it means today to be an “Israeli author,” and how his work redefines this term. He will also address his newfound relationship with the great Jewish-American authors of the previous generation, and the rewards—as well as the setbacks—of living in one language while writing in another. This lecture, co-sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, will be held at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood.  Members of Lifelong Learning or the Maltz Museum $5, nonmembers $10.

About the author

Marie Elium spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Virginia and Ohio before switching to freelance writing when her two children were young. The kids are now Millennials, but writing continues to be one of her favorite endeavors. Marie was named editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine in November 2015 and is a graduate of Miami University. Marie can be reached at [email protected]

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