Author Series – Joanna Landau

"This book offers a paradigm-shifting, creative approach to addressing some of the most acutely pressing questions facing the Jewish people today. It deserves to be widely read and meticulously applied." - ISAAC HERZOG, PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

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28 September 2023 10:30 am

Author Series – Stephen Mills

"An unparalleled achievement, a work of shattering, almost unbearable radiance. did not stop crying throughout. For Mills. For my young self. For all of us who have lived and continue to live in that pitiless abyss of childhood abuse. To read this courageous book is to be transformed utterly by Mills's empathy, resilience, and grace. Mark my words: Chosen is destined to be a classic because this is a book that will save lives." -Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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12 October 2023 2:00 pm

Author Series – Benj Lovitt

Why do Israelis go bike riding on Yom Kippur? How did Jerusalem's stray cat problem spur religious debate? And why are Israelis so blunt, even when the truth hurts? From shomer Shabbos car insurance policies and ancient marriage laws to Arab Israeli stand-up comedy and LGBTQ activism in the IDF, Israel 201 goes beyond an introductory
"101" course to show you the magic, mystery, and, yes, chaos, of one of the most fascinating and least understood countries on earth.

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20 November 2023 2:00 pm

Author Series – Elizabeth Graver

A kaleidoscopic portrait of one family’s displacement across four countries, Kantika―“song” in Ladino―follows the joys and losses of Rebecca Cohen, feisty daughter of the Sephardic elite of early 20th-century Istanbul.

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12 December 2023 2:00 pm

Author Series – Eric Rozenberg

Our beloved congregant, Eric Rozenberg, grew up in Belgium, surrounded by rising anti-Semitism. In 2013, fearing for the safety of their children, he and his wife, Elsa, chose to leave everything behind and emigrate to the United States.
Before It's Too Late is Eric's love letter to his daughters. It details European events since the 1980s, the rise of anti-Semitism, the Rozenberg family's history, and how all of this led them to decide to leave Belgium for the future of their girls.
It is also a love letter to America. Well researched, compelling, intimate, and moving, this legacy book shares why Eric and his family consider their adopted home the greatest country on Earth-and why they are concerned about what they are witnessing in the United States today.

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29 January 2024 7:00 pm

Author Series – Emily Flitter

A deeply reported, "important, and infuriating" (The Guardian) look at the systemic racism inside the American financial services industry, from acclaimed
New York Times finance reporter Emily Flitter.

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01 February 2024 7:00 pm

Author Series – Rachel Shteir

A new portrait of Betty Friedan, the author and activist acclaimed as the mother of second -wave feminism "A lucid portrait of Friedan as a bold yet flawed advocate for women's equality." -Publishers Weekly

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07 March 2024 2:00 pm

Author Series – Rabbi Steinhardt

Experience the breathtaking history of the United States like never before with Robert Watson's critically acclaimed works, 'America's First Plaque' and 'When Washington Burned.' Journey through the epic narrative of America's founding conflict in 'America's First Plaque', witnessing the nation's resilience against the backdrop of disease, despair, and deliverance.
Then, feel the heat of the flames in 'When Washington Burned' as Watson vividly brings to life the tumultuous events of the War of 1812.
Be prepared to embark on an exhilarating journey through time, guided by one of today's most insightful historians.

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04 April 2024 3:00 pm

Author events are in person unless otherwise noted. In-person events will involve book sales and signing after the event.

*In partnership with the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC