Literary Scholar-in-Residence with Meir Shalev

January 27-30, 2019

Meir ShalevMeir Shalev is one of Israel’s most celebrated writers and has been the recipient of numerous distinguished book awards in Israel and abroad. He will be in Houston from January 27-30 as our visiting Literary Scholar-in-Residence

Chapter & Verse
My Wild Garden: An Exclusive Preview

Sunday, Jan 27 | 10:30 AM | Merfish Teen Center

In his most recent work, renowned Israeli author Meir Shalev writes about his Jezreel Valley garden with humor and affection. Here, where the politics of the Middle East is one of planters, ants and flowers, Shalev tells of the colors, fragrances and sounds that rise up from his garden and ruminates on the relationship between land and humanity.

He also teaches a little literature, history, mythology and practical horticultural tips along the way. An exclusive opportunity to hear about this best-selling nonfiction book, currently only available in Hebrew, before it is published in English next year. 

$20 Member I $30 Public (includes brunch and lecture)

First Loves in the Bible: Part 1

Monday, Jan 28 | 7:30 PM | Kaplan Theatre at the J

$12 Member | $18 Public

The Book of Ruth

Tuesday, Jan 29 | 12:00 PM | at Rice University


Hebrew Speaking Program with the Israel American Council

Tuesday, Jan 29 | 7:30 PM | Location TBD

Tickets available soon through IAC

First Loves in the Bible: Part 2 

Wednesday, Jan 30 | 7:30 PM | Kaplan Theatre at the J
$12 Member I $18 Public


Online registration coming soon!

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For more information, please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at or 713.595.8163.