Evening with Michael Wex

Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
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The Berman - Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248.661.1900

Please join us for a very special evening with Michael Wex, featuring a conversation about his latest book, "Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can't Stop Eating It." A book sale and signing will follow the author’s talk.

In this book, Wex traces the history of the cuisine that Yiddish-speaking immigrants brought to the U.S. and how those foods impact modern culture, from Diane Keaton's pastrami sandwich in “Annie Hall” to Larry David's Passover seder on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

A native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Wex has been called "a Yiddish national treasure." He has worked in virtually every area of contemporary Yiddish, and his Yiddish-to-English translations range from Sholem Aleichem’s stories to material for war crimes trials. Wex's English-to-Yiddish projects include the only such translation of “The Threepenny Opera” and songs by Holly Near, Irving Berlin and Bob Dylan. Wex is also the author of "Born to Kvetch", a New York Times bestseller that was hailed by the paper as "wise, witty and altogether wonderful."

Tickets to the event, which will be held at The Berman, are $10 each and may be purchased by calling 248.661.1900 or by clicking below:

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Become a Library Patron and join us for a private reception and meet-and-greet with the author! For more information about this opportunity please call 248.432.5418 or email [email protected]

This event is presented by the Meyers Library Special Speakers Fund and has been generously underwritten by Delia Jampel and John Frank.


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