Eleanor Reissa, author of The Letters Project, is coming to CBI!


April 27, 2023    
7:00 pm

Event Type

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

See flyer here