The Edelweiss Pirates and Youth Resistance

October 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

In Cologne and the surrounding Rhine Valley of Germany, a group of working-class kids got together to fight the Nazis during the Third Reich. They called themselves the Edelweiss Pirates, and they moved from passive resistance to distributing anti-Nazi flyers, beating up Hitler Youth, painting graffiti on Nazi buildings, and more.

Learn more about these little known resistance fighters and the upcoming book “Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, the Teenage Rebels who Fought the Nazis” by Kristina Gaddy.

In this free event, Kristina Gaddy will give a presentation about her book, including music and pictures.

Co-sponsored by:
-Community Midrasha
-The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina
-Judea Reform Congregation


Bone Soup and Flipped Bread: Food Demo and Book Signing

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

$40 registration includes a copy of the book! Reserve your spot here.

When Sue Spertus Larkey was growing up in a suburb of Chicago, she had no idea that her fascination with the fledgling State of Israel would lead to an even more fascinating life in Jerusalem. While raising four kids and grand- parenting twelve, Sue found time to volunteer in the ethnology department of the Israel Museum, run her own catering company, and become a respected food writer.

In her upcoming book-talk on October 15th at the Levin JCC, Sue will talk about her ten-year study of the culture and cuisine of the Jews of Yemen. The book-talk will be followed by a cooking demo and tasting of Yeminite rolls, two different dips, tea, and Turkish coffee with Yemenite spices as well as a book signing.