Janet R. Kirchheimer, a Teaching Fellow at Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, will speak at BEKI’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm. The author of How to Spot One of Us, poems about her family, being the daughter of survivors, and the nature of memory, Kirchheimer currently is producing “AFTER: Bringing the Dead Back to Life,” in which contemporary poets perform and discuss the responsibility of art to respond to the Shoah. She will talk about her family, read from her book, and show an excerpt of AFTER.
How To Spot One Of Us received endorsements from both Elie Wiesel and Sir Martin Gilbert. Her forthcoming poetry book, Seduction: Out of Eden, co-authored with Jaclyn Piudik, will be published by Kelsay Books in July 2022. Her chapter “At the Water’s Edge: Poetry and the Holocaust” appeared in The Handbook of Psychoanalytic Holocaust Studies (Routledge, 2019). A Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning poet, Kirchheimer is a creative writing teacher and coach, as well as a gold-star licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide who gives virtual tours about the first Jewish community in North America founded in 1654. Her website is www.janetkworks.com
This Zoom program, sponsored by BEKI Sisterhood, will start with lighting yellow memorial candles. To receive the Zoom link, email office@BEKI.org.