2012-05-04 / Community

Book Brunch With Abramson

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lorraine Abramson was a champion runner in the 1961 Maccabi Games in Israel, representing her homeland. And in 1964, she had the opportunity to participate in the Olympics, but South Africa was banned from the Olympics because of their policy of apartheid.

Abramson wrote a book about her experiences being Jewish during apartheid in “My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa.” The autobiography was well received in 2010, when it was nominated for the Jewish Book of the Year Award.

Sisterhood Temple Beth-El is hosting a book brunch and discussion of the book on Sunday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to reserve a seat at $18 in advance or donate $20 at the door. The brunch will take place at 201 Beach 121 Street in Rockaway Park.

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