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http://www.jewishlearningworks.org/one-bay-one-book/

 

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The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

Jewish LearningWorks' 4th Annual ONE BAY ONE BOOK

A project of the Jewish Community Library  

 

One Bay One Book is:

A yearlong conversation connecting Bay Area readers through shared discussions and events centering around a single book.

On the bookshelf for 2015–2016

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

The 2015–2016 selection, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its publication, is Primo Levi’s complex and beautifully rendered book, The Periodic Table. Levi, who was a chemist by profession, uses the elements as a frame for stories of his life in the Jewish community of Turin, his work with the Partisans, and some extraordinary experiences during and after the War.  

Defying categorization, The Periodic Table is a pioneering work in its creative approach to memoir; it is the winner of the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s survey as the greatest science book ever written, and it is an invaluable record both of Levi’s life and of the experience of Jews in northern Italy. 

Primo Levi (1919–1987) was born in Turin and educated as a chemist. Captured shortly after joining the Resistance during World War II, he was eventually sent to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, Levi was one of twenty who survived the War. His book Is This a Man? (also issued as Survival in Auschwitz), published in 1947 after his return to Turin, was one of the earliest and most influential works to emerge from the Holocaust.

 

Book Groups:

If you are part of a book group, consider making The Periodic Table one of your books for discussion. To reduce barriers to participation, a limited number of book sets will be made available free of charge on a first come, first served basis by the Jewish Community Library, through our Book Club in a Box (Hyperlink to Book Club in a Box program on the website) lending program. 

Join the Conversation!

More than a thousand people in seven Bay Area counties have participated in One Bay One Book events. For information about resources, book discussions, and additional events, visit: www.onebayonebook.com or contact Allison Green at ajgreen@jewishlearningworks.org or 415.567.3327 x 703.



Be a Partner: 
If you are part of an organization or institution, we hope that you will join us as we embark on the fourth year of this celebrated program. Becoming a partner with One Bay

One Book allows your organization and its constituents to enjoy dynamic learning experiences and connect with the larger Jewish community.  Please contact Allison Green at ajgreen@jewishlearningworks.org or 415.567.3327 x 703 to learn more about the program and becoming a community partner.

 

 

The Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis Street; between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is free garage parking at the entrance on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy. For more information visit the website: www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org

FOR THE MAIN OBOB PAGE OF THE WEBSITE:

 

http://www.jewishlearningworks.org/one-bay-one-book/

 

use this as a pull quote – top of the page or below the heading? “Every chapter is full of surprises, insights, high humor, and language that often rises to poetry.” –The New Yorker 

 

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

Jewish LearningWorks' 4th Annual ONE BAY ONE BOOK

A project of the Jewish Community Library  

 

One Bay One Book is:

A yearlong conversation connecting Bay Area readers through shared discussions and events centering around a single book.

On the bookshelf for 2015–2016: 

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

The 2015–2016 selection, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its publication, is Primo Levi’s complex and beautifully rendered book, The Periodic Table. Levi, who was a chemist by profession, uses the elements as a frame for stories of his life in the Jewish community of Turin, his work with the Partisans, and some extraordinary experiences during and after the War.  

Defying categorization, The Periodic Table is a pioneering work in its creative approach to memoir; it is the winner of the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s survey as the greatest science book ever written, and it is an invaluable record both of Levi’s life and of the experience of Jews in northern Italy. 

Primo Levi (1919–1987) was born in Turin and educated as a chemist. Captured shortly after joining the Resistance during World War II, he was eventually sent to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, Levi was one of twenty who survived the War. His book Is This a Man? (also issued as Survival in Auschwitz), published in 1947 after his return to Turin, was one of the earliest and most influential works to emerge from the Holocaust.

 

Book Groups:

If you are part of a book group, consider making The Periodic Table one of your books for discussion. To reduce barriers to participation, a limited number of book sets will be made available free of charge on a first come, first served basis by the Jewish Community Library, through our Book Club in a Box (Hyperlink to Book Club in a Box program on the website) lending program. 

 

 

Join the Conversation!

More than a thousand people in seven Bay Area counties have participated in One Bay One Book events. For information about resources, book discussions, and additional events, visit: www.onebayonebook.com or contact Allison Green at ajgreen@jewishlearningworks.org or 415.567.3327 x 703.



Be a Partner: 
If you are part of an organization or institution, we hope that you will join us as we embark on the fourth year of this celebrated program. Becoming a partner with One Bay

One Book allows your organization and its constituents to enjoy dynamic learning experiences and connect with the larger Jewish community.  Please contact Allison Green at ajgreen@jewishlearningworks.org or 415.567.3327 x 703 to learn more about the program and becoming a community partner.

 

 

The Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis Street; between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is free garage parking at the entrance on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy. For more information visit the website: www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org