The Bittersweet Search for my Bubbe's Ukrainian Shtetl

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Andy MuchinPhone: 510-848-0237 x118Email:

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Award-winning travel journalist Judith Fein discusses her acclaimed autobiographical book of discovery, ‘The Spoon from Minkowitz." Fein has the burning passion and unquenchable curiosity to dive beneath the surface and push past all obstacles to find the truth. In this case, the truth is the shrouded story about where she came from, what the Old World was like, and what remains of the places so many of our ancestors left behind when they came to America.

Read an interview with Judith Fein in the J Weekly here.

“Deeply, idiosyncratically personal, driven by the author’s almost mystical quest to recover the past. Her curiosity, openness and passion take us along on a journey that turns out to be ours as well.”

     -Zelda Shluker, editor of Hadassah magazine

 “Judith Fein is a travel writer of the soul. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready to discover unexplored territory for her and you."

     -Rabbi Malka Drucker, author of White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America