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October 2020

JBM: Raffi Berg

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom
2020 Virtual Jewish Book Month Speaker Series

​Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving ResortIn the early 1980s, on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury resort opened for business. Little did the guests know that the staff members were undercover spies, working for the Mossad - the Israeli Secret Service. Written by longtime BBC Middle East correspondent, Raffi Berg, Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort tells the true story that inspired the recent Netflix drama…

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JBM: Mimi Lemay

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
2020 Virtual Jewish Book Month Speaker Series

​What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of TransformationRaised in an ultra-orthodox Jewish family with every aspect of her life dictated by ancient rules, Mimi Lemay’s role as a woman seemed preordained from cradle to grave. What We Will Become is Lemay’s heartfelt memoir of her transgender child's odyssey, and her own journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her life. Dual narratives of faith and motherhood weave together to form a…

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November 2020

JBM: Rachel Levin

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
2020 Virtual Jewish Book Month Speaker Series

​Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like JewsWritten by Rachel Levin, a journalist, and Evan Bloom, accomplished chef, entrepreneur, and founder of Wise Sons Deli in San Francisco, Eat Something is part comedy, part nostalgia, and part cookbook. In scrapbook-style, this book layers food photography illustrations by artist George McCalman, with Jewish cultural memorabilia sourced from Wise Sons customers and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Stemming from the thesis that Jews eat…

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Bar Mitzvah Boy

November 5 - November 25
Bar Mitzvah Boy

Jewish Repertory Theatre presents Bar Mitzvah Boy by Mark Leiren Young November 5-25, 2020 A non-observant Jewish grandfather/successful divorce attorney decides he needs to have a Bar Mitzvah ASAP and finds his faith during study with a Rabbi who seems to be losing hers. A heartfelt comedy/drama that explores faith, religion, and what it means to be part of a community. Click here to purchase tickets-Please enter "Marblehead" as Home JCC when purchasing tickets

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JBM: Anna Solomon

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
2020 Virtual Jewish Book Month Speaker Series

​The Book of V.Anna Solomon is the two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize and author of Leaving Lucy Pear and The Little Bride. Her latest novel, a Good Morning America Book Club pick titled The Book of V., intertwines the lives of a Brooklyn mother in 2016, a senator's wife in 1970s Washington, D.C., and the Bible's Queen Esther, whose stories of sex, power and desire overlap and ultimately converge - revealing how women's roles have, and have not, changed…

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JBM: Jonathan Kaufman

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
2020 Virtual Jewish Book Month Speaker Series

​The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern ChinaPulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, Jonathan Kaufman has written and reported on China for thirty years news outlets including The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Kaufman writes about the Sassoons who, by the 1930s, had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by…

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The Symposium on Positive Aging

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHAT:  The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s 5th Annual Symposium on Positive Aging, the inaugural event of the JCC's new Wechsler Center for Modern Aging. The theme of the event is "Resilience, Hope, and Optimism. WHO:  The symposium will feature a talk between Paul Irving (chairman, the Milken Institute's Center for Future of Aging) and Rabbi Laura Geller, author of Getting Good at Getting Older.  In addition, the event will feature an array of exciting workshops and a movement session. Event…

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Women’s Book Club led by Bea Paul

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom

Bea will be discussing the following book: The Vanishing Half, by Britt Bennett: A multi-generational family saga that tackles issues of racial identity and bigotry. RSVP to Sara Ewing at sewing@jccns.com for Zoom link.

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JBM: Alan Zweibel

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
2020 Virtual Jewish Book Month Speaker Series

​Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be FunnierAlan Zweibel, an original writer for Saturday Night Live who has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television, started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt stand ups. As one of the first writers at SNL, he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players."…

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Oldies with Marcy

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom

Music of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Click here for Zoom link Meeting ID: 823 6687 6939 Passcode: 160180

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