Book Club Brunch: Michelle Cameron, Beyond the Ghetto Gates
Join Michelle Cameron while you brunch as she discusses her book, Beyond the Ghetto Gates, with author and journalist Michael Goldfarb.
This historical novel, set in Ancona, Italy during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796-97), tells the story of two very different cultures colliding when French troops free the Jews from their repressive ghetto. Michelle Cameron’s Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of antisemitism, and a story of hope – a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world.
Day Sponsor: Reva & Robert Rosen
Supporters: The Bookies Book Club, Temple Israel Sisterhood
About the Author:
Michelle Cameron is an author, poet, freelance writer and editor, and the director of the Writers Circle, a New Jersey-based organization that offers creative writing programs for children and adults. She lived in Israel for fourteen years and served as an officer in the Israeli army. Michelle lives in New Jersey.
About the Moderator:
Michael Goldfarb is a journalist, broadcaster, and author of Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance.