Daughters of Israel is Thrilled to Present Eleanor Reissa
Tony-nominated director; Broadway, film and television actress; a prize-winning playwright and international singing artist as our guest to discuss her book, “THE LETTERS PROJECT”.
In 1986, when her mother died at the age of sixty-four, Eleanor Reissa went through all of her belongings. In the back of her mother’s lingerie drawer, she found an old leather purse. Inside that purse was a wad of dried-up papers in a brittle baggie: fifty-six letters handwritten in German by her father, in 1949 – only four years after Auschwitz – to her mother, also a refugee, already living in the United States. Forty years later, Eleanor finally had the letters translated.
With her father’s letters as her silent guide, Eleanor goes on a journey down the River of Time, unearthing the unknowable about her family’s past and her own present.
Eleanor Reissa is a Former artistic director of the Folkbiene Yiddish Theater, a storyteller in English and Yiddish, she has sung in every major musical venue in New York and in festivals around the world.
Books available for Sale & Signing; Light Refreshments will be served
Cover: $25/per person (open to all adults)
Zoom link available
Sponsorships: any $$ welcome
$100 includes 1 free ticket
$200 includes 3 free tickets
Checks made out to “Daughters of Israel” and Mail to:
Congregation B’nai Israel
PO Box 369
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Please RSVP by April 24 at 732-446-3000