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JCC Speaker Luncheon - April

  • Raleigh-Cary JCC 12804 Norwood Road Raleigh, NC, 27613 United States (map)

"Yiddish Writer Jacob Dinneson - 100th Yahrzeit Anniversary presented by Scott Davis, author, publisher, retired PBS executive producer and winner of 7 Emmys. 

Scott's 15-year journey to bring recognition to the forgotten 19th-century Yiddish author Jacob Dinezon culminates with the 2019 release of Dinezon's acclaimed novel, The Dark Young Man, and coincides with Jacob Dinezon's 100th yahrzeit.  Dinezon's astonishing career includes writing the first Yiddish bestseller.

Scott Hilton Davis is a lifelong storyteller, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and collector of Jewish short stories from 19th century Eastern Europe. He is the author of Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories and the editor of the first English translation of Jacob Dinezon’s Yiddish story collection, Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood, Writers. His latest publication is the English translation of Dinezon's the Dark Young Man, a run- away best seller in its day.

Passover Style Buffet Luncheon Catered by Bruce Kaplan guaranteed for those who RSVP by 4/15. 

This program is funded in part with a grant from the BJH Foundation.


JCC Members: $5.00      General Community:  $10.00

JCC Member Lunch Bunch Card: $20.00 (Buy 4, Get 1 Free. 2019 JCC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Card is good for one member and non-transferable.)

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