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Scribblers on the Roof: “Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence” by Joseph Berger
Mon, June 12 at 8:00 pm
Join us at our popular literary program to hear emerging and established Jewish writers read from their recent work, all on our breezy and beautiful rooftop space. Snacks, beverages and books available for purchase.
This week we welcome Joseph Berger, author of Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence.
Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence
Joseph Berger was a New York Times reporter, columnist, and editor for over 30 years, writing about education, religion, and the colorful kaleidoscope that is New York City as well chronicling many of the events that have shaken Israel and the Middle East. He retired from The Times in December 2014 and his biography of Elie Wiesel will be published by Yale University Press in May 2023. Berger was born in 1945 in the Ural Mountains region of Russia, where his parents had fled to escape the Nazis. He and his parents and brother Joshua spent four years in refugee camps in Germany and immigrated to New York in 1950 when Berger was five. He lives with his wife Brenda, a psychoanalyst, in Manhattan.