A celebration of books, authors and ideas in partnership with:
Join us as influential authors from around the country visit the Katz JCC to share excerpts from their books and answer your questions. Featured books available for sale and signing at the dessert reception directly following each presentation.
Funding has been made possible in part by The Harry L. Katz Memorial Trust Fund
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia:
From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything In Between
Join authors Stephanie Butnick, a deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and writer for the New York Times along with Liel Leibovitz, host of “Unorthodox” the most popular Jewish podcast on iTunes, as they discuss their new book,
an entertaining and thoroughly modern yet unorthodox introduction to Judaism. Their book is an alphabetical array of short funny entries which feature a panoply of divergent, yet amusing voices, much like contemporary
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm
For Small Creatures Such As We: Finding Wonder and Meaning In Our Unlikely World
Daughter of famous astronomer Carl Sagan, Sasha’s newest book celebrates all the marvels of life on Earth that require absolutely no faith in order to be believed. Drawing on both Jewish and Christian backgrounds she has worked to create secular rituals to instill wonder and joy in the world. She will share some of these customs and help inspire others to create their own.
Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm
Blood, Sweat and My Rock ‘n Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?
Special acoustic concert following Steve’s talk
Steve Katz is the founding member of the 1960’s band Blood, Sweat and Tears and has recently written his memoir about growing up Jewish in the world of 1960’s rock n roll. Steve has had quite the amazing life, playing at Woodstock, partying with Jim Morrison, Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx, conversed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Andy Warhol, and jammed with Jimi Hendrix.
NOW – November 1:
$9 Members / $12 Guests
After November 2:
$12 Members / $15 Guests
Special Series SAVINGS! Purchase all three events by November 1, for ONLY $22 Members / $30 Guests.
For more information visit the JCC Welcome Center or call 609.822.1167