Jenna Blum, Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog

In person at the JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us pays tribute to her beloved black Lab, Woodrow, in this heartfelt memoir that recalls the last six months of his life and the ways in which he taught her to live. In this inspiring story of friendship and love, Woodrow‚ who had been by Blum’s side for 15 years through many life tran­si­tions, begins to suffer from failing health. Aided by an amazing group of friends and buoyed by the support of strangers, Jenna and Woodrow navigate their precious final days together with kindness, humor, and grace. This unforgettable love story will reaffirm your belief in kindness and may break your heart but will ultimately leave your spirit soaring.

Monday, November 1, 7:00PM in person at the JCCNS
Price - $18, includes reception and book signing

Senior Jazz Hour and Lunch

4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

All seniors are welcome to enjoy a live performance by the Insight Band and share a delicious complimentary lunch at the JCCNS.RSVP to Sara Ewing at or (781)476-9913.OR click […]

Ruth R. Wisse, Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation

Temple Emanu-El 393 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, MA

Ruth R. Wisse, Professor Emerita of Yiddish literature at Harvard University and widely published columnist grew up in the shadow of genocide, but in tandem with the birth of Israel, which remained her lodestar. In her new memoir she chronicles her life that began on the run with her family’s escape from the Nazis at the age of four, and the transformation of their new home in Montreal into a literary and intellectual haven for Jewish poets, novelists, and thinkers. Wisse takes us with her on the path of a trail-blazing, female political refugee who fought to gain equality for Jewish literature and Jewish women in the academy.

In conversation with Andrea Levin, Executive Director and President of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis)

Sunday, November 7, 3:00PM in person at Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead
Price - $25, includes reception and book signing

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