Barbra Streisand; Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

Dear Fellow Congregant,

It is now time to register your participation with the Jewish Lives project, i.e., this Fall’s reading and discussion of Barbra Streisand; Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power, published by Yale University Press. Through the life of Barbra, we will seek to explore the many facets of her Jewish identity, and its impact upon her art, creativity, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life.

A limited number of hardcover copies of the book are available at the Synagogue Office, at no charge! Compliments of the Leon Black Foundation. When picking up a book, please sign in to the Session that you plan to attend, as follows:

Thursday; 1:30 – 2:45 pm          Sunday; 9:00 – 10:15 am

      October 25                     October 28

      November 1                   November 4

      November 8                   November 11

Books are also available on Kindle, Amazon, or from Yale Press, at the individuals’ personal cost. Contact me or Rav Julius for more guidance this case.

The initial discussion will take us through the first four chapters, i.e. 102 pages.

The story of Streisand’s early life is surprising and compelling. Her life in this period forms the basis of her strong personality and philosophy for the rest of her life. I was very surprised to learn of her early childhood, high school years, home life, and subsequent development. Not what I expected! Join us for this interesting and emotional journey to her success and stardom.

We look forward to an interested and interesting group to participate.

Martin Shapiro,

Chair of Education


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