Glimpses of Southern Jewish Roots
by Juliene Berk|
Book Website: http://www.glimpses.com
128 Pages, Paperback, 5.25 x 8.25
A collection of true stories and vignettes about real people and events in early Southern Jewish History
About The Author
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Juliene Berk is a playwright and author who resides in New York City. She attended The Juilliard School and received a B S degree from Columbia University. She has taken extensive interviews from descendents of the early pioneers she writes about and recorded their stories. Research, travel back to Romania and family archives have all contributed to the two books based on the actual lives and stories of extended family ands friends.
An earlier book was published by St. Martins Press.
"... a delightful collection of vignettes..."
American Jewish Historical Society
"...collection of 22 charming stories..."
"... true stories about how it was in America when Eastern European Jews were fleeing pogroms and poverty...
Hardships are combined with humor as the extended Bercovici-Berkovitz-Berk family adapted to their new country..
Yankel comments on what he sees, thinks and feels in the manner of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye..."
The Las Vegas Israelite
"...GLIMPSES OF SOUTHERN JEWISH ROOTS is a collection of short stories about real people and events involving Jews who arrived in the South 100 years ago.
Also included in the books is "Yankel in Amerikeh," a group of vignettes told in voice and one of the immprants speaking his new language in a distinctive way..."
"... a 125 pageer worthy of mention... well-written and intersting..."
The Jewish World
Northeastern New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts