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Jennifer Rosner at Westport LibraryMarch 24th at 7:00PM 

 Join the Westport Library in welcoming author Jennifer Rosner on Tuesday, March 24th . She will be discussing her debut novel, The Yellow Bird Sings, which follows a mother and her young daughter hiding from Nazi soldiers.

In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.

As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róża and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses through her and the farmyard outside beckons. To soothe her daughter and pass the time, Róża tells her a story about a girl in an enchanted garden:

The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom.

In this make-believe world, Róża can shield Shira from the horrors that surround them. But the day comes when their haven is no longer safe, and Róża must make an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart.

Inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during World War II, Jennifer Rosner’s debut is a breathtaking novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter. Beautiful and riveting, The Yellow Bird Sings is a testament to the triumph of hope—a whispered story, a bird’s song—in even the darkest of times.

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Kosher Home Delivered Meals

The Pamela and Michael Hirsch Kosher Home Delivered Meal program at Schoke JFS provides meals delivered weekly to those in our communities who might have difficulty shopping and preparing their own food.

Once a week, volunteers deliver five kosher microwave ready catered meals provided by Jewish Senior Services. They also spend a little time visiting with the recipients.

Each meal includes a main course, vegetable, starch, soup, fruit, bread and dessert.

This is a subscription service with frequency flexibility. The cost is $7.50/meal or $37.50/week. Reduced rates are available for families who qualify.

For more information about the program or to volunteer to assist, please contact

Jill Knopoff at 203-921-4161 or JKnopoff@ctjfs.org

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Sun, February 16 2020 21 Shevat 5780