Author Robert Alter at Beth Shalom, June 11 & 12

imagesAward-winning author and biblical scholar Robert Alter will visit the Congregation Beth Shalom (14601 West Lincoln Road, Oak Park, MI 48237-13911) on Wednesday, June 11 & Thursday, June 12 as part of the 5th Annual Rabbi David & Alicia Nelson Legacy Event. The keynote address will take place on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, and is entitled Reading Biblical Narrative. A desert reception will immediately follow. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. On Thursday, June 12 at 12:30pm will be the Lunch & Learn program at Congregation Beth Shalom on The Challenges of Translating the Bible. Tickets are $15 including lunch. Dietary laws will be observed. Reservations are required. Please contact or call (248) 547-7970.


Robert Alter was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. He is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature.

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