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Young Friends Book Club

Books

Join the 20s & 30s of the Museum of Jewish Heritage's Young Friends at the Oasis Lounge to discuss "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn. 

"The Last Laugh"

Books

Comedy

Dating

Film & Television

Music

Nightlife

Singles

Talks

Television

Theater & Dance

Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust? Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and other comedy legends as well as Holocaust survivors respond. Post-screening discussion with the filmmakers. Click for trailer.

The Borscht Belt: An Illustrated Talk by Marisa Scheinfeld

Books

Museums & Exhibitions

Talks

The talk is related to her book, "The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland," featuring images of abandoned sites in the once booming Catskill region of upstate New York.

Raid the Shelves

Books

The Jewish Book Council will open its doors and offer all of its leftover books to those quick enough to grab them. For $25 at the door, help yourself to an armload (or two) of the best Jewish literature in town!

Person Place Thing: Gail Simmons

Books

Talks

In "Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating," the culinary expert shares the best recipes and food experiences from her travels. With music by Pete Rushefsky and Jake Shulman-Ment.

"Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Our Political Differences Endangers Democracy" — Alan Dershowitz with Chris Cuomo

Books

Talks

The famous — sometimes infamous — lawyer, scholar and defender of Israel talks about his new book on how criminalization of our political differences endangers democracy.

Naomi Alderman + Margaret Atwood: The Strand @The New School

Books

Talks

Alderman's feminist dystopian novel has taken the UK by storm, with rave reviews and the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. It asks what would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power.

Daniel Mendelsohn with Rebecca Mead: "Fathers, Heroes, Sons"

Books

Oy Gay!

Talks

Mendelsohn’s memoir "An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic" tells the tale of his father, Jay, enrolling in his undergraduate "Odyssey" seminar at Bard. At times it was as treacherous as the straits of Scilla.

BOOK LAUNCH: "The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah" by Adam Valen Levinson — in conversation w/ Seth Kugel

Books

In 534 days, the author has a bar mitzvah — 8 years late — and visits the 13 countries that scare him most, pushing against “the hypothesis that had been worded for [him] on September 11: you can’t go there.” 

"If All the Seas Were Ink": Ilana Kurshan

Books

Talks

An exploration of the surprising and poignant intersections between the pages of Talmud that the author learned each day and her own journey through divorce, Aliyah, dating, marriage, and motherhood. 

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