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Jewish Poets - Jewish Voices



March 22, 7:00 p.m.

Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library

Three outstanding local poets will be featured on Tuesday evening, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the next Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices evening in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.

Nina Garin is a San Diego native who serves as an arts journalist for the San Diego Union-Tribune and for KPBS. She studied creative writing at SDSU and was greatly influenced by fellow local writer Steve Kowit. Her work has appeared in Kowit’s poetry text book as well as in Third Coast literary magazine. She lives in La Jolla with her husband and two daughters.

Nelson Heller was born in the Bronx. He inherited his love for writing from his father, Morris, who wrote poetry and biographies of his Eastern European immigrant parents and relatives. Nelson started writing poetry in high school. In 2009 Nelson was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers’ Educational Publishing Hall of Fame. He retired in 2014. Currently, Dr. Heller is Education Advisor to the International Centre for Earth Simulation Foundation and heads its ICESedu Education Advisory Board, encouraging good planetary stewardship and improved public health, safety and well-being through student learning and engagement. Nelson and his wife, Pam live in Cardiff.

The third poet is Genine Rainbeau-Heart

Following the featured poets, there will be a half hour of open microphone period when audience members are invited to share their original poems and songs. The evening concludes with light refreshments. There is no charge and all are welcome.

This program is FREE of charge.

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

For Information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150 or susanh@lfjcc.org


May 17,2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library

Featuring local Jewish poets followed by open mic. Bring your poetry to read or sing, or just listen and enjoy.

This program is FREE of charge.

Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

For Information: Susan Hagler (858) 362-1150 or susanh@lfjcc.org