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May 2019

Book review

May 19, 2019 , 1:30 pm
Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Women’s League at Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, will discuss “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 609-896-4977.

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Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz

May 23, 2019 , 3:30 pm
Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 11:30 a.m. Study of books of Samuel and King David and his relationships. Bring a dairy lunch; beverages will be provided. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or visit tbanj.org.

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Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz

May 23, 2019 , 3:30 pm
Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 11:30 a.m. Study of books of Samuel and King David and his relationships. Bring a dairy lunch; beverages will be provided. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or visit tbanj.org.

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June 2019

Book Club Lavish Brunch

June 5, 2019 , 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Green Brook Country Club, 100 W Greenbrook Rd
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Green Brook Country Club, North Caldwell, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring best-selling authors Mark Sullivan, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”; and Dani Shapiro, “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.” Kosher meals are available upon request. Contact GBCC book club chair Marlene Leen Cohen at mmlc2926@aol.com or call 800-838-3006 for tickets.

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“Tiffany and American Synagogues”

June 27, 2019 , 11:00 pm
Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981

Illustrated talk by author/curator Pat Pongracz at annual meeting of Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey, 7 p.m. at Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany. Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation. RSVP to Linda Forgosh at 973-929-2994 or lforgosh@jfedgmw.org.

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July 2019

Beth Chaim Summer Reading

July 25, 2019 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Rd E
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
$5

Book discussion "The Devil In Jerusalem" by Naomi Ragen. Lunch provided by Greenwood House.

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Author event

July 31, 2019 , 10:30 pm
$36

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation in Heart of NJ will present “A Palm Beach Wife” with author Susan Shapiro Barash (pen name Susannah Marren) at 6:30 p.m. at a private Tinton Falls home. Couvert is $36, which includes a signed book and light refreshments; dietary laws will be observed. Shapiro Barash is a writer of 13 nonfiction women’s issue books, as well as fiction under her pen name Susannah Marren. She teaches in the Writing Department at Marymount Manhattan College,…

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August 2019

Story-Telling Workshop for Second- and Third-Generation Holocaust Survivors

August 12, 2019 , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 NJ-10
Whippany, NJ 07981

Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, Whippany, 10 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ, the featured speaker is Jack Hersch, author of “Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust.” To register, visit jfedgmw.org/generations or contact Jamie Carus at jcarus@jfedgmw.org or 973-929-3194.

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Beth Chaim Summer Reading Series

August 22, 2019 , 4:30 pm
Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Rd E
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Book discussion of Bread Givers, by Azia Yezierska, an essential historical work with enduring relevance.Open to the community. Lunch provided by Greenwood House ($5 donation suggested). Please RSVP to JFCS at (609) 987-8100.

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Summer Reading

August 22, 2019 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Rd E
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
$5

Bread Givers, by Anzia Yezierska. Set in the 1920’s, a young girl rebels against her Orthodox father’s rigidity. A kosher lunch provided.

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September 2019

Meet the author

September 12, 2019 , 11:30 pm
Congregation Torat El, 301 Monmouth Rd
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
$15 – $20

Armando Lucas Correa, author of “The Daughter’s Tale,” will kick off the third season of the “Meet The Author” series at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Torat El, Oakhurst. Correa, an award-winning journalist, editor, and author, introduced his previous book, “The German Girl,” at an event from the series in 2017. His new book is a story exploring a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children. Based on true events,…

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Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space

September 12, 2019 , 11:30 pm - September 13, 2019 , 1:00 am
Rutgers University – Douglass Student Center, 100 George St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free
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"Desert in the Promised Land," a new book by Prof. Yael Zerubavel, explores the multiple meanings of the desert as both a geographic region in Israel and a symbolic landscape in Zionist and Israeli culture. Zerubavel will discuss her book, which draws on literary, artistic, and folkloric sources to examine changing views of the desert from the early twentieth century to the present, shedding light on romantic and mythical associations, settlement and security issues, and environmental concerns. Zerubavel is professor…

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Discussion with Author Rachel Barenbaum

September 19, 2019 , 11:30 pm

Bookstore, Maplewood, 7:30 p.m. Barenbaum will discuss and sign her book “A Bend in the Stars,” a New York Times Summer Reading Selection, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and Boston Globe Bestseller. Call 973-763-9500.

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Author speaks

September 24, 2019 , 10:30 pm
$36

Women’s Philanthropy at Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ will continue its Barbara Kagan Littman Book & Author Series with a program with journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of the novel, “Fleishman Is In Trouble,” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at The Barn, East Brunswick. Brodesser-Akner will be interviewed by journalist Jennifer Altmann. Couvert is $36, which includes signed book and light kosher refreshments. Contact Lisa Adler at lisaa@jewishheartnj.org or 732-588-1800.

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Author speaks

September 24, 2019 , 10:30 pm
$36

Women’s Philanthropy at Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ will continue its Barbara Kagan Littman Book & Author Series with a program featuring journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of the novel, “Fleishman Is In Trouble,” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at The Barn, East Brunswick. Brodesser-Akner will be interviewed by journalist Jennifer Altmann. Couvert is $36, which includes signed book and light kosher refreshments. Contact Lisa Adler at lisaa@jewishheartnj.org or 732-588-1800.

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