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Erika Dreifus Book Event: Sunday Poetry Party Launching Her New Book, Birthright: Poems

Sunday, November 3, 2019 5 Cheshvan 5780

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSteiner


10:30 light brunch

11:00am Reading & Discussion

12:00pm Book signing


TBJ is delighted to host this celebration of the launch of Erika Dreifus's new book, Birthright: Poems. In conversation with our clergy, Erika will discuss the mix of midrashic, historical, political, and personal elements that combine in this very Jewish book, which has already been described as "a welcome addition to the modern American poetry canon—narrative, Jewish, feminist, or otherwise." Please join us as Erika—an alumna of our religious school, former Temple Youth Group president, and past speaker—returns to TBJ for a very special event. Refreshments will be served.


Bio: Erika Dreifus was born in Brooklyn and raised there and in suburban New Jersey. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, where she taught history, literature, and writing for several years. Currently, she lives in New York City, where is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College of The City University of New York; her online home is

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