Meet Angela Himsel, author of A River Could Be a Tree
How does a woman who grew up in rural Indiana as a fundamentalist Christian end up a practicing Jew in New York? Angela Himsel is the seventh of eleven children from a family that belonged to an evangelical branch of Christianity. She grew up believing that only strict adherence to the church’s tenets was the way to enter God’s kingdom. At nineteen, she decided to study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. That experience, instead of strengthening her faith, introduced her to a thrilling new world, and a realization that what she had been taught was wrong. Her journey of faith, family, and friendship led her to an unexpected place: a mikvah on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With a forward by Shulem Deen, the author of All Who Go Do Not Return, this book is filled with warmth, humor, and religious and philosophical insights.
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Books are available at the temple office for $18
A light brunch will be served.
Sponsor: B'nai Sholom/Beth El Foundation and Congregation Torat El