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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Jewish Multicultural LibGuide

Librarian Ana Kurland has created a LibGuide to help readers find multicultural Jewish books for children and adults, and she credits The Book of Life's Diversity episode as the resource that made it possible!

Ana says:
What is a Multicultural Jewish Family?
It can be anything.
It can be a family with parents of different backgrounds.  One could be Ashkenazi, one Sephardic.  One could have been raised in the USA, and the other in Israel or Argentina.
They can all be Jewish, or be interfaith.
They can be of different races, ethnic groups, or native languages.
It can have children of different backgrounds.
She invites your suggestions of titles to add to the list. Check out her LibGuide here, and email Ana if you have additional titles to share.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Welcome to Kutsher's

We start this episode by introducing Patreon, where you can show your love for The Book of Life as we enter our 10th year of podcasting! Then, it's on with the show....

Filmmaker Ian Rosenberg has created a loving tribute to the last Catskills resort in his film, Welcome to Kutsher's. I spoke with him at the film's opening in Delray Beach, Florida. The film will be available on DVD and Video-on-Demand starting June 23, 2015. Details and pre-orders at www.kutshersdoc.com.

Distributor Menemsha Films says "Kutsher's Country Club was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills.  One of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels during its heyday, Kutsher's was family-owned and operated for over 100 years.  Exploring the full Dirty Dancing-era Catskills experience— and how it changed American pop culture in the comedy, sports and vacation industries— this award-winning documentary captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes."
Ian Rosenberg's Q&A at the opening of Welcome to Kutsher's




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