Adina Hoffman

Monday, October 9 / 5:30 pm / Colby: Robins Room (Roberts Hall)

Tuesday, October 10 / 7:00 pm / Portland: Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress St ($10/JCA members, $12/General Admission)

Please join us for a talk by award-winning essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman about her book. Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the lives of three very different architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.  A powerfully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, the book uncovers multiple layers of one great city’s buried history as it asks what it means, in Jerusalem and everywhere, to be foreign and to belong. The Los Angeles Times called the book “brave and often beautiful,” and Haaretz described it as “a passionate, lyrical defense of a Jerusalem that could still be.” All are welcome and dinner will be served: please RSVP by Oct. 4 to Sherry Berard, saberard@colby.edu. Co-sponsored by the Jewish studies program, religious studies department, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine.