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      Marra B. Gad and Angela Himsel in Sarasota

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      December 5, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      582 McIntosh Road
      Sarasota, Florida

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      Marra B. Gad and Angela Himsel

      • Marra B. Gad and Angela Himsel each present a story about their journey of Jewish identity based upon their memoirs each related to family, love, and faith. Gad, author of The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl, is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an advanced degree in modern Jewish history from Baltimore Hebrew University.  Her book is an unforgettable debut memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes. Himsel grew up in southern Indiana in an apocalyptic, doomsday Christian faith.  She visited Israel in college in an attempt to understand her church’s strict tenets and instead questioned Christianity itself, ultimately leading her to convert to Judaism.  Her memoir, A River Could Be a Tree, is an odyssey of love and faith, told in a voice mixed with pathos and humor. 

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