Book Launch: “Smitten by Catherine” by Dr Harry Lew

You are cordially invited to attend the launching of Harry Lew’s latest book “Smitten by Catherine”

the “first book ever written” devoted to the amazingly fascinating life of Catherine Rachel Mendes da Costa (1678/9 – 1756), the “first-ever female Jewish painter in recorded history”; the second-ever English-born female painter after Mary Beale (1633 – 1699); and the first-ever English-born Jewish painter, either male or female!

The book will be launched by Rabbi John Levi AM, PhD, DD, Emeritus Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel who is widely acknowledged as a Jewish historian of note, and Christopher Bantick, a well-known columnist and book reviewer.