Hagigah Ivrit with Author Ruby Namdar


Hebrew and art

Monday, March 16th, 8PM

345 East 80th Street, Apt. 26B, New York, NY 10075

The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America is delighted to invite you to join us for a special conversation with the Israeli-American author Ruby Namdar, for a discussion about Hebrew literature.

The event is a part of Hagigah Ivrit (חגיגה עברית), “a festival of Hebrew”, aim to raise the profile of Hebrew in North America by creating and supporting local events and activities that celebrate the language and its culture.

Through comprehensive programming, Hagigah Ivrit aims to strengthen the importance of
Hebrew for enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the language.

Hagigah Ivrit will take place in North America from March 15th through April 1st, 2020.

Registration is needed as space is limited!

About the Author –

Ruby Namdar is an Israeli-American author born and raised in Jerusalem to a family of Iranian-Jewish heritage. His latest novel The Ruined House (2013) won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award. The English edition of The Ruined House (translated by Hillel Halkin) was published in the US by Harper Collins in November 2017 and was named “A masterpiece of modern religious literature” by the New York Times. The French edition of the novel (translated by Sarah Tardy) was published in September 2018 by Belfond, and was nominated for. He currently lives in NYC with his wife and two daughters, and teaches Jewish literature, focusing on Biblical and Talmudic narrative.

For more information please contact Kobi Cohen, the Council’s coordinator at hlc@hebrewlanguagecouncil.org.

Please also view other Hagigah Ivrit programming on our events calendar.