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The past years have seen an increase in revelations that have had a dramatic impact on people’s identities. As an example, Dani Shapiro’s most recent memoir, Inheritance, chronicles her discovery—via a DNA test—of the fact that the man who raised her wasn’t her biological father, sparking a profound reevaluation of her Jewish identity. Join this lively community conversation about the importance of knowing where we came from, who we are, and the meaning of family, in various configurations and contexts.

Nancy K. Fishman is a writer of fiction and short plays who, after many years of working as a film publicist and film festival curator, is pursuing an MFA in fiction at San Francisco State University.
Brian Freeman is a playwright, director and performer.
Stacey Shuster, Ph.D. is a psychologist-mediator in private practice in San Francisco. She has taught family therapy at a number of local graduate programs, including the Department of Psychiatry
at California Pacific Medical Center.
Jim Van Buskirk works as a book group facilitator, editor, public speaker, exhibit curator, and collections manager. He has contributed writing to various books, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and radio broadcasts.

Co-presented by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.