Community read of the book The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos by Judy Batalion


Join us for a community read of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos by Judy BatalionHosted by the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, in partnership with Abbot Public Library, Swampscott Public Library, and the Center for Holocaust Studies at Salem State University.One of the most […]

Joshua Henkin, Morningside Heights: A Novel

on Zoom

When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the Big Apple by storm.  She quickly falls in love with and marries Spence Robin, her hotshot Shakespeare professor, but after 30 years of marriage she recognizes that something is very wrong with her beloved husband.  With their daughter away at medical school Pru struggles on her own to care for Spence and meets a new man, and the possibility of new romance blooms. Morningside Heights is a sweeping and compassionate novel about a marriage surviving immeasurable hardship. It’s about religion, faith, love, parenting and what endures when life turns out differently than we imagined.

Tuesday, November 9, 7:00PM in person at the JCCNS
Price - $18, includes reception and book signing

Schmooze and News

4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

​*New time for this week only* ​ ​ Meeting ID: 875 5005 6960

Uri Adoni, The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel’s Secret Rules of Chutzpah

on Zoom

In his first book, vet­er­an ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist Uri Adoni shares the secrets to Israel’s incred­i­ble track record of suc­cess with startup ventures. More than half of all star­tups fail‚ often dur­ing the cru­cial ear­ly stages of devel­op­ment when they need to prove their via­bil­i­ty on a lim­it­ed bud­get. But when it comes to start­up suc­cess, one coun­try stands out among the rest: Israel. Even with a rel­a­tive­ly small pop­u­la­tion of just over nine mil­lion inhab­i­tants, Israel has one of the high­est con­cen­tra­tions of star­tups in the world, has the high­est ven­ture cap­i­tal per capi­ta, is one of the top coun­tries in terms of the num­ber of com­pa­nies list­ed on NAS­DAQ, and is well rec­og­nized as a glob­al leader in research and devel­op­ment. In The Unstop­pable Start­up, Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the prin­ci­ples and prac­tices that can make any start­up, any­where in the world, become “unstop­pable.”

In conversation with Arnon Vered, JCCNS Board Member and entrepreneur

Sunday, November 14, 11:00AM on Zoom
Price - $12

Judy Batalion, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos

on Zoom

One of the most important untold stories of World War II, optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture, is a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis.

Powerful and inspiring The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.  

COMMUNITY READ featuring pre-event book discussion with Izzi Abrams, Wednesday, November 3, 7:00PM at the JCCNS

Sunday, November 14, 8:00PM on Zoom
Price - $12, $20 includes copy of the book (limited availability)

Nhi Aronheim, Soles of a Survivor

on Zoom

The soles of Nhi Aronheim's feet still bear the scars of her escape from Vietnam—trudging through the jungles of Cambodia as a child with a group of strangers seeking the land of opportunity: America. Her quest for survival through the jungle eventually led her to a boat that took her to Thailand and an orphanage where Nhi lived for two years until she qualified for refugee status in the U.S. Soles of a Survivor is more than just an inspirational survival story, it’s about the lessons Nhi learned about humanity, diversity, and unconditional love since arriving in the United States. After she married a Jewish man she eventually converted to Judaism, though the process was challenging for an Asian woman adopted into a Christian household. Now she relishes being a Vietnamese Jew and has a deeper appreciation for the parallels between the Jewish and Vietnamese cultures, and others.

In conversation with Ina Resnikoff, attorney, writer, educator, and activist.

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00PM on Zoom
Price - $12

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