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The Liar with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94703 (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets.

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Seventeen-year-old Nofar has spent an uneventful summer serving ice cream to indifferent customers. After ex-reality TV star Avishai Milner insults and humiliates her, Nofar rushes out of the shop, and Avishai chases after her. Her screams quickly draw a crowd to the scene, and for the first time in her life, Nofar finds herself the center of attention. She is lavished with support from the community and the media, who rally around her as the victim of a supposed attempted assault. Nofar, giddy with newfound power and acceptance, finds that lies slip easily from her tongue, trapping her in a moral dilemma with devastating consequences.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s first novel, One Night, Markovitch, won the Israeli Sapir Prize and the Italian Adei-Wizo Literary Prize. Her second novel, Waking Lions, won the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize and French Wizo Prize and was a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award. Gundar-Goshen is a clinical psychologist, has participated in the Israeli civil rights movement, and is an award-winning screenwriter.

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Israel.

Earlier Event: December 8
Genealogy Clinic
Later Event: December 12
#MeToo in the Bible and Talmud