Sun, Jun 02


Congregation Beth Israel SC


Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Registration is Closed
See other events

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel SC , 425 Summit Drive, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

About the Event

As a girl, Elizabeth Ehrlich loved to visit her grandmother's kitchens. These were busy, onion-scented, Yiddish-accented places. Within their steamy plaster walls, the grandmothers, remarkable women of insight, strength, and grace, preserved and handed on history, tradition, community connection, humor, and wry lessons of life. As an adult, Ehrlich followed the path of her assimilating clan, forgetting the kitchen lessons. Her memory was awakened by her mother-in-law, Miriam, a Holocaust survivor who had suffered unspeakable losses.

Miriam's Kitchen is Elizabeth Ehrlich's preservation of recipes, immigrant stories, childhood memories, droll musings over ritual, and sincere habits of the heart. It is a wise exploration of the need to connect with the past and with tradition, and of our hunger for meaning in a chaotic world.

Share This Event