Event: Ruth Behar: An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba

Monday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
BJE Jewish Community Library at 1835 Ellis Street in San Francisco

Anthropologist Ruth Behar was born in Havana and left as a child, part of the exodus of Jews who emigrated en masse after the 1959 Revolution. In her memoir chronicling the obsessively recurring trips she made back as an adult, Behar describes her encounter with the Jews who stayed and the life that might have been hers had her family remained in Cuba.

Presented by Be’chol Lashon and the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Community Library