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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 12:30 PM

David Grossman
More Than I Love My Life

The internationally acclaimed Israeli novelist tells the story of three generations of women on an unlikely journey to a Croatian island and a secret that needs to be told.
Partner: Jewish Book Council

Sunday, Jan. 9, 3 PM

David Page
Food Americana:

The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America's Favorite Dishes

From the executive producer of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, an entertaining mix of food culture, pop culture, nostalgia, and everything new on the American plate.
Partner: Congregation Shir Shalom

Wednesday, June 1, 8 PM

Ben Freeman
Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People

Kick off Pride Month with a fascinating discussion on what it means to be a proud Jew, embracing our own identities and combatting anti-semitism and hate.

Partner: Home in the Valley, Afula, Israel

Monday, Nov. 8, 12 noon

Uri Adoni
The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel's Secret Rules of Chutzpah

The high-tech venture capitalist and former CEO of Microsoft Networks Israel explores the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one.
In conversation with Cliff Sirlin

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 PM

Harold Koplewicz 
The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety

World-renowned child psychiatrist draws from personal experiences to guide parents on a path to encourage children to risk failure in order to grow.
Partner: Schoke Jewish Family Service


Monday, June 13, 7:30 PM

Joanne Goldblum

Broke in America:

Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty
Stand up to poverty by learning how Jewish organizations can address the basic needs of close to 40% of Americans who have
difficulty securing such resources as water, food and housing.
Partner: Schoke Jewish Family Service


Sunday, Nov. 14, 3 PM

Shari Wallack
From Hell to Challah: Rising from Fragile to Fearless One Grain at a Time

A glimpse into pandemic travel, friendships, food, mental health, and self-growth – all during the author’s cross-country journey,
couch-surfing and baking challah and Jewish food with friends, new and old.
Partner: Congregation Shir Shalom

Monday, March 7, 7 PM

The Westport Library

Jai Chakrabarti

A Play for the End of the World


A dazzling debut novel—set in early 1970s New York and rural India—the story of
a turbulent, unlikely romance, a harrowing account of the lasting horrors of the
Second World War, and a searing examination of one man's search for forgiveness and acceptance.


In person and livestreamed
Partner: The Westport Library

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