Jewish American Heritage Month
May is Jewish American Heritage Month
Author Event with J. Wandres The Ablest Navigator
Sunday, May 15, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
J. Wandres documents the life of 1944 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Lt. Paul Shulman who was one of only fifty Jewish midshipmen commissioned in his class during World War II. After leaving the U.S. Navy and returning to civilian life, Shulman volunteered to help the Haganah, the paramilitary force of the Jewish Agency for Palestine headed by David Ben-Gurion. Wandres’ book fully details Shulman’s role in helping to launch the navy of new Israeli nation and is based on interviews and correspondence with former U.S. Navy shipmates and Machal volunteers, Israeli and American archives, and declassified Secret U.S. Department of State documents. This program will be held at the Edward Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, 410-358-6856. Program is being co-sponsored by the Baltimore Zionist District and Edward Myerberg Senior Center.