LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER

Date:

Thursday May 6, 2010
7:30 PM

Venue:

Temple Israel
477 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02215

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER

Just in time for Mother’s Day, award-winning radio documentarian and oral storyteller Dave Isay visits Boston to pay tribute to the most influential, fascinating, and indomitable figure in Jewish history–your Mom!  Isay is the editor of the new book MOM: A Celebration of Mothers, a collection of oral histories of mothers and motherhood in America. He will talk about the women in the book and the importance of listening to the stories of ordinary people. He will also play recordings of mothers telling their own life stories and will be joined live by several special guests–some of Boston’s best-known and dynamic Jewish mothers. Founder of StoryCorps, Dave Isay also created the Yiddish Radio Project for NPR, among other radio documentaries, and has received five Peabody Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur “genius” grant. Since 2003, more than 50,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps.

Treat the mother in your life to a special night!
With the purchase of Patron Tickets,
you will be invited to enjoy
a Mother’s Day cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception
prior to the event at 6:15 PM.