Author, David Laskin
Tuesday, 7:30 PM ~ 9:00
Posnack JCC, 5850 South Pine Island Road, Davie, FL
JGSBC and the Martin Shames Speaker's Program will participate in the 27th Jewish Book Festival by partnering with the Posnack JCC to present David Laskin, speaking on his book, "The Family, A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century." Laskin was the keynote speaker at the 2014 IAJGS Conference.
The Family unfolds as a sweeping, moving epic that traces David Laskin’s family roots and spans the history of the three greatest upheavals that affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigration, two world wars, and the founding of Israel. At the book’s heart is the story of three extraordinary women: Sonia, the pioneer farmer in the Promised Land; Ida, the New York tycoon and founder of the iconic American brand Maidenform®; and Doba, the mother who remained in Lithuania and endured the Holocaust. Although the story is of one family, this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction is also a universally appealing account of the enduring love between parents and children, of faith and wartime and of innovation and astounding resilience.