“From Bombay Brothel Owner to Yiddish Star: The Remarkable Life of Fanny Epstein.”

Fanny Epstein lived life like a series of adventures from a Jewish version of the Arabian Nights. Exotic, charismatic, and resolutely independent, she fascinated contemporaries and baffled chroniclers who struggled to separate fact from legend. In her short life, she blazed a trail from Warsaw to Bombay and Buenos Aires–and then vanished from the historical record.

Now, writer and Yiddish theatre historian David Mazower reconstructs the life of one of the most remarkable Jewish women of modern times.

Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m., Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun (2020 W. Brown Deer Rd.)