On March 6 at 3:00 p.m., The Friends of Israel SLJC and EVJCC will present Yamit Armbrister, the author of One Moroccan Woman, and Between Egypt to Canaan. One Moroccan Woman was recently selected by the Israeli Department of Education to the list of most recommended books for all high school students.
Yamit graduated with a BA in Social Sciences from Bar Ilan University in Israel and holds an MBA from Walden University in Maryland.
One Moroccan Woman is a historical fiction inspired by actual events in 1951 and is partially set in Morocco and Israel. It is the story of Tamar Ben Zaken, a young Jewish woman, who is forced to emigrate to the toddling state of Israel under challenging circumstances. It is a story about the human spirit.
One reviewer notes, “This is an intimate story about a young girl and about the decisions she had to make through the turmoil of her life. You, the reader, go along with her step by step, feeling close and affectionate towards her. This is enjoyable and an important read.”
Yamit will review the Jewish Moroccan life from which Tamar fled from and describe the challenges she and her family faced upon arriving to young Israel in the early 1950s. She will also compare Tamar’s experiences to those of Jews from other Arab lands and to those who make Aliyah in more recent years. She will share stories that have been passed down within the family that are beyond the scope of the book.
Please join us to hear Yamit Armbrister, on March 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel Center at 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd., 85248. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. There will be no solicitations.