Jewish Book Month Virtual Speaker Series "Extra Chapter"
In celebration of Women’s History Month join the JCCNS for a panel discussion featuring authors Janice Kaplan, The Genius of Women, Marlene Trestman, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, and Jill Wine-Banks, The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President.
Moderated by Shelley Sackett, attorney, freelance journalist, and former editor of the Jewish Journal.
FREE and open to the community
Cosponsored by Congregation Shirat Hayam, Hadassah Northeast, Jewish Women’s Archive, Worcester JCC, and Vilna Shul
Janice Kaplan is a journalist, TV producer, and the author of fifteen popular books including the New York Times bestseller The Gratitude Diaries and her newest book, The Genius of Women. Janice was the editor-in-chief of Parade magazine and the executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group, where she created and produced more than 30 primetime network television specials. She has written for dozens of national magazines and websites and appears frequently on TV shows including Today and Good Morning America. She now hosts the daily podcast The Gratitude Diaries on iHeartMedia. Janice graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and won Yale’s Murray Fellowship for her writing.
Jill Wine-Banks is the author of a memoir, The Watergate Girl, and an MSNBC Legal Analyst. She also appears on PBS, Canadian and Australian networks, Sirius XM, NPR and other radio shows, and podcasts. She co-hosts Intergenerational Politics Podcast. A sought-after speaker, Jill appears before professional, political, women’s and business groups, universities and law schools. In addition, Jill has written OpEds for NBC.com, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Politico, and Huffington Post. She has been featured in several documentaries and films, including Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson’s Watergate, or How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President, Robert Redford’s All The President’s Men Revisited, ABC 20/20, and Michael Moore’s Farenheit 11/8. She has over 450,000 Twitter followers and more on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Her memoir, The Watergate Girl, has been well reviewed.
Marlene Trestman is former special assistant to the Maryland attorney general and a former law instrcutor at Loyola University of Maryland's Sellinger School of Business Management. Ms. Trestman is a lawyer and the Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. She is currently working on a second book, Most Fortune Unfortunates: New Orlean's Jewish Orphans' Home, 1856-1946.