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Esther Birney lecture: Gloria Levi – The Hotelkeeper’s Daughter

This creative memoir tells the gripping story of the Hamerov family from 1938-1948. They lived

in a religious Eastern European Jewish immi­grant community in Brooklyn, New York. To break the cycle of poverty, the parents decide to become hotelkeepers. Leo, the father, a Tal­mudic scholar, has serious health problems. Ida, the mother, is a resilient, driven woman, deter­mined to succeed financially. All four children struggle with the expectations and demands made upon them.

Gloria Levi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. A gerontologist of more than

thirty years, she worked as a recreation thera­pist, social worker, trainer/consultant, and

coordinator of volunteers. She is the mother of four, an ardent grandmother of eleven and great-

grandmother of eight.  

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 10:30 AM until 11:45 AM
Halpern Room

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Esther Birney Lecture Series
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