Lunch & Learn Series: Torah for Tomorrow
Concealed – Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America
Wed / Feb 24 / 12:00 pm
Rabbi Savenor and Esther Amini
In her fascinating, evocative memoir, Esther Amini opens our eyes to both the old world and the new. She writes of her Persian-Jewish family moving to America and settling in Queens and of the cultural clash between first-generation Americans and their parents. Prior to Purim, learn about a modern-day Esther whose courage and determination help her navigate both traditional and modern worlds, and whose experiences will change our understanding of what it means to be an American and a Jew.
Esther Amini is a writer, painter, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Her short stories have appeared in Elle, Lilith, Tablet, The Jewish Week, and Barnard Magazine. She was named one of Aspen Words’ two best emerging memoirists and awarded its Emerging Writer Fellowship in 2016 based on her memoir. Her pieces have been performed by Jewish Women’s Theatre in Los Angeles and in Manhattan, and she was chosen by JWT as their Artist-in-Residence in 2019. Kirkus Reviews named Concealed one of the best books of 2020, and ChaiFlicks (Jewish Netflix) is presently streaming an excerpt from Concealed called AM-REE-KAH. Esther lives in New York City with her husband. Concealed is her debut memoir.
You can purchase Concealed online.