Israeli poet Rachel Back will be at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Saturday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. to speak about "A Meeting of the Dispossessed & Possessors: A Galilean Tale."

In her talk, Back will discuss a single tale of mutual recognition and reconciliation between a small group of Galilean Jews and Arabs, and what might be learned from it.

Rachel Tzvia Back is a poet, translator, professor of literature and peace activist. She resides in the Galilee, where her great-great-great-grandfather settled in the 1830s. Her residency in Maine is cosponsored by the Colby College Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, and synagogues across the state.

The Rockland evening begins with a short Havdalah service marking the end of Sabbath, followed by the talk, and then a community dinner. The dinner is by donation only, but RSVPs are necessary for the meal.

To RSVP and for more information, contact the synagogue at; or 594-4523.