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Join us for an exploration of, moderated by professional book-discussion leader, Kelle Ruden:

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 PM

Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave., Bridgeport

Monday, Feb. 24, 5 PM

Fairfield University, Canisius Hall, Room 200, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield

Special guest: Prof. Ellen Umansky


Sunday, Mar. 1, 3 PM

The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport


Nathan Englander delivers the Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature
"Guilt, Memory, and the Beta-God: Nathan Englander on

Thursday, Mar. 5, 7:30 PM

Fairfield University, Barone Campus Center, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield

INFO / 203-254-4000, ext. 2066

The celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank delivers his best work yet, a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father.

Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews.  When his father dies, it’s his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for 11 months. To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses—imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called to recite the prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

Sharp, irreverent, hilarious, and wholly irresistible, Englander’s tale of a son who makes a diabolical compromise ingeniously captures the tensions between tradition and modernity—a book to be devoured in a single sitting whose pleasures and provocations will be savored long after.


Beit Chaverim Synagogue

Beth Israel of Westport/Norwalk

Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, Fairfield University Congregation Beth El Fairfield

Congregation Beth El-Norwalk

Congregation B’nai Israel

Congregation B’nai Torah

Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Congregation Shir Shalom



Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County

Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County

Jewish Senior Services

Merkaz Community High School

Sacred Heart University

Schoke Jewish Family Service


Temple B’nai Chaim

Temple Israel

Temple Shalom

The Westport Library

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