TIPS to bring Israeli children’s book expert

Adina Bar-El, Ph.D.

The TIPS (Tucson, Israel, Seattle, Phoenix) Partnership 2Gether program (previously known as Partnership 2000) and the Weintraub Israel Center will host Adina Bar-El, Ph.D., author and expert on Hebrew and Yiddish children’s literature, in Tucson Nov. 5 through Nov. 9.

Bar-El is the author of 19 books for children and youth, serves as head of the Somalion Association of authors of books for children and youth, and is a member of the Hebrew Authors Association. She lives in Moshav Nir-Israel in Hof Ashkelon, our Partnership 2Gether region. She is coming to Tucson as part of an ongoing program to foster people-to-people connections and cultural exchange between Tucson and Israel.

Bar-El will give several talks around Tucson, including two that are open to the public: “Jewish Children’s Periodicals in Poland, 1918-1939” at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., cosponsored by the University of Arizona Center for Judaic Studies; and “Israel — The Power of a Story,” a Heartbeat of Israel breakfast talk on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 a.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center ($8 donation requested). She will also lead the Israel Center Hebrew book club, Medabrim Sifrut, on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.; lead storytelling sessions for children and parents at the Tucson Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education program on Nov. 6, 9:30-11 a.m.; and lecture at Tucson Hebrew High that evening.

For more information, contact the Weintraub Israel Center at 577-9393, ext. 133 or israelcenter@jfsa.org.