Tu B’Av, an ancient Jewish holiday of love will be enhanced with a modern, true love story. During World War II, Elaine Black Yoneda, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, spent eight months in a concentration camp—not in Europe, but in California with her husband and son when they were incarcerated at the Manzanar Relocation Center. Elaine Black Yoneda: Jewish Immigration, Labor Activism, and Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration is Dr. Rachel Schreiber’s book about this story and she will be our guest this evening. Dr. Schreiber will speak about the formation of her Jewish identity, which has informed her writing and artwork and led her to the topic of Elaine Black Yoneda.
Join us in person at the Schaefer Family Campus or watch online.