7 2018

Angela Himsel-A River Could be a Tree

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Flemington JCC 5 Seargentsville Road
Flemington, NJ 08822

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$ Cost $ 10.00

Angela Himsel was raised in a German-American family, one of eleven children who shared a single bathroom in their rented ramshackle farmhouse in Indiana. The Himsel's followed an evangelical branch of Christianity - the Worldwide Church of God - which espoused a doomsday philosophy. Only faith in Jesus, the Bible, significant tithing, and the church's leader could save them from the evils of American culture - divorce, television, makeup, and even medicine and her own form of salvation - as a practicing Jewish woman.
Himsel's seemingly impossible road from childhood cult to a committed Jewish life is traced in and around the major events of the 1970's and 1980's with warmth, humor, and a multitude of religious and philosophical insights. A River Could Be a Tree: A Memoir is a fascinating story of struggle, doubt, and finally, personal fulfillment.