After Abel and Other Stories: Author Reading and Discussion


Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm


  • Dr. Michal Lemberger


Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

Program Series: 

  • Jewish Enrichment

From the Jewish Book Council’s website:  In “After Abel” she (Lemberger) recreates the lives of nine Biblical women.  She enriches the voices of well-known women like Miriam, and brings out from silence those less honored. She tries to portray their lives in such a way as to give them the opportunity to explain why they took the actions that they are noted for in the Bible. It is refreshing that her stories include a wide-range of biblical women — not only familiar Jewish heroines such as Miriam and Hannah, but also Hagar, Yael the Kenite, and Zeresh from the book of Esther.

Join us for author Michal Lemberger's reading of After Abel and other stories. There will also be a discussion with the author.

Author Michal Lemberger’s nonfiction and journalism have appeared in SlateSalonTablet, and other publications, and her poetry has been published in a number of print and online journals, including The Bellevue Literary Review and The Rattling Wall. “Lot’s Wife,” from After Abel and Other Stories, was featured in Lilith Magazine, and “”City of Refuge” appeared in LitroNY. Lemberger holds an MA and PhD in English from UCLA and a BA in English and Religion from Barnard College. She has taught the Hebrew Bible as Literature at UCLA and the American Jewish University. She was born and raised in New York and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.


This program will be held at and co-sponsored by Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation.


Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817