Jewish Mothers

Michele Hanson, Sally Berkovic, Kate Figes, Allison Pearson

06/03/2005 12:30 pm
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To celebrate the launch of the anthology, For Generations: Jewish Motherhood, we went beyond the stereotypes and looked at the contemporary experience of being a Jewish mother with some of the best writers on the subject: Sally Berkovic, who writes about being both orthodox and feminist; Kate Figes, whose books on the realities of parenting are required reading; and Michele Hanson, whose Guardian columns have brought humour to the trials of daily motherhood.

Michele Hanson

Michele Hanson is the author of a memoir What the Grown Ups Were Doing. Age of Dissent, Treasure and What Treasure Did Next were all originally published as a column in The Guardian. She has also written the poignant, often very funny, book of recollections: Living With Mother.

Sally Berkovic


Sally Berkovic was born in Australia and is the daughter of Slovakian Holocaust survivors. She studied at Melbourne University and worked as a social worker and academic for ten years. Sally lived in Jerusalem and New York before an epistolary romance brought her to London in 1993 where she established a freelance writing career while her children were young. Since 2009, she has been the CEO of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, supporting Jewish heritage and culture across Europe

Kate Figes

Allison Pearson