Reading Group Online Book Klub: Liana Finck’s „A Bintel Brief“

Book Klub: Liana Finck’s „A Bintel Brief“ © Jasmin Krakenberg

Thu, 05/21/2020

19:00 - 20:00


Read. Talk. Share.

Just because we are stuck at home for another home doesn’t mean we can't discuss books. Join our May book club meeting online! Simply send an email to and receive the Zoom access code. Let's keep reading and sharing experiences with the material! ​
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The Book Club is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting.  
In May we will read a graphic novel about the Jewish immigrant experience in New York. This book is available only in English; the discussion will be held in English. No registration required.
Liana Finck, A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York (2014)
A Bintel Brief ("A Bundle of Letters") was the advice column of The Forward (Forverts), the widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun at the turn of the century in New York, popular among a diverse community of Eastern European Jewish immigrants. These letters spoke to the daily heartbreaks and comedies of their new lives, capturing the hope, isolation, and confusion of assimilation.

Drawn from these letters—selected and adapted by Liana Finck and brought to life in her illustrations—A Bintel Brief is a tour of Yiddish-speaking Lower East Side New York.