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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 PM

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

World-renowned child psychiatrist and founding president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute discussed the single most effective way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things, grow from mistakes, and develop character and strength.
Partner: Schoke Jewish Family Service

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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

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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

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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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