The stories of Sholem Aleichem are touching tales about family, love, life and hope. The Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof is based on a Sholem Aleichem story. His granddaughter, Bel Kaufman, is giving a free lecture on the world famous Yiddish writer at Hunter College on Tuesday, November 1st. It’s part of Hunter’s The Writing Center free fall events focusing on writing and writers. Kaufman is a Hunter graduate, and author of Up The Down Staircase, a humorous look at her time as a NYC school teacher. Humor runs in the family. The event is free, but please RSVP to ensure space — 212.772.4292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The lecture is at 7 p.m., at the Hunter College Writing Center, Park Avenue at 68th St.