‘Gesher With a TWIST’: School Kicks Off Third Annual Speaker Series

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On Sunday evening, Jan. 21, Gesher Jewish Day School (JDS) in Fairfax, Virginia, kicked off their third annual “Gesher with a TWIST” event series.

The featured speaker was Miriam Mörsel Nathan,  a visual artist and poet. Born in the Dominican Republic, she was raised in Richmond, Virginia, and currently resides in Washington, D.C. Her lecture, “I First Saw the World Through a Mosquito Net,” focused on the post-World War II Jewish experience in the Dominican Republic and explored the topic of inherited memory and how it shapes our identity. The meaningful presentation sparked an open conversation with the audience and inspired others in the room to share their own inherited memories.

The next TWIST event, “Virginia is for Israeli Tech Lovers: Innovations and our interconnected future,” will be held on Thursday evening, March 15, and will feature Sheryl Schwartz, chief operations officer of CareTek, LLC.

 

To learn more about the TWIST2018 series and to RSVP, visit www.gesher-jds.org/TWIST2018 or call 703-962-9209.