15TH ANNUAL S.D. JEWISH BOOK FAIR

 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

Bookstore Hours: 6:00–9:30 p.m. • SPEAKER BOOKS ONLY

OPENING EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Harold S. Kushner

Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 @ 7:30 P.M.
North County Presentation - Temple Solel

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Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World

OPENING EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

In today’s troubling times, fear is unavoidable—fear of unemployment, aging, illness, terror, natural disaster, and more. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People) draws on both religious and secular teachings, as well as true stories of people facing their fears, to help us battle life’s difficult moments using our true inner strengths. Kushner’s warmth, wisdom and healing voice guide us in connecting with our emotions and rethinking our values in order to improve ourselves, our lives, and the world around us. (Photograph, Courtesy of Michael Lionstar)

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member; $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR,THE LEICHTAG FAMILY FOUNDATION

OPENING NIGHT COMMUNITY RECEPTION SPONSORED BY JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

David Makovsky

Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 @ 7:30 P.M.
North County Presentation - Temple Solel

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Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Why has the U.S. consistently failed to achieve its goals in the Middle East? Our guest David Makovsky (Fellow at the renowned Washington Institute for Near East Policy), and his co-author Dennis Ross say we have been working under false assumptions about the nature and motivation of Middle East leaders and their countries. The authors debunk numerous fallacies: that peace in Israel is the key to all the Middle East’s problems; that peace and democracy require regime change; and that Iran’s leadership is immune from diplomatic/economic pressure. This primer on what we should and should not do is a road map toward America’s regained respect in the world as well as long-term multi-pronged solutions to the region’s troubles. Dennis Ross is co-author.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNER WITH THE AUTHOR, SHEILA POTIKER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Ellen Frankel

For Parents: Why Jewish Kids Should Know Their Bible

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 @ 9:50–10:45 A.M.

Temple Soleil School Program – Not open to public

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For Parents: Why Jewish Kids Should Know Their Bible

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

What exactly is a children's Bible? Why is there a need for one? How is Ellen Frankel's new JPS Illustrated Children's Bible different from what's already available? Is the Bible good for Jewish children? How can parents who don't regard the Bible as divine or even “true” share these stories with their children? During this one-hour program, the author will discuss these and other challenges in creating a Bible especially designed for Jewish children, and will engage in conversation with parents about the role the Bible should play in their children's education and moral development.

9:00–9:45 A.M. & 11:30 A.M.–12:15 P.M - For Children, Grades 4–6
How the World Began and Other Hard Questions in the Bible

There will be a Q & A session asking kids about the hardest questions they can think of; questions that bothered the first Jews long ago—origins, divine justice, moral justice, the fate of the Jewish People, Israel among the nations. The author will tell a few stories—Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah's Flood, Tower of Babel, Lekh Lekha, the Akedah, Sarah and Hagar, Jacob Steals the Birthright/Rachel and Leah, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Exodus story, Moses and Striking the Rock, Jonah and the Whale, Esther, Ruth—that address these questions and will provide answers.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Bookstore Hours: 6:00–9:30 p.m. • SPEAKER BOOKS ONLY

Robert K. Tanenbaum

Capture

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 7:30 P.M.
North County Presentation - Temple Solel

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Capture

With over 23 million copies in print, author Robert K. Tanenbaum, a trial lawyer who has never lost a case, is also a legal thriller master who has never lost an audience in person or in writing. In Book 21 of the NYC DA, Butch Karp and his crime-fighter wife Marlene Ciampi series, Tanenbaum again hooks us with straight-from-the-headlines adventures. While prosecuting a Broadway producer who’s killed by an actress, Karp and Ciampi battle a terrorist group aiming to topple the U.S. government. When daughter Lucy joins the counter-terrorists, domestic drama meets domestic terrorism, and we’ll be rapt in multiple plot lines until the breathtaking conclusion.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member; $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, SELTZER CAPLAN MCMAHONVITEK,A LAW CORPORATION

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Bryan Mark Rigg

Lives of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 @ 7:30 P.M.
North County Presentation - Temple Solel

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Lives of Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich

Historical scholar, military officer, and admired professor, Bryan Rigg devoted years of research to uncovering the true history of the nearly 150,000 Wermacht soldiers of Jewish descent. Now, he returns to the Jewish Book Fair to share the personal stories of twenty-one of these men who fought for a country that stole their civil rights and exterminated their relatives. The constant tension in their lives and their crises of conscience in horrific times are shocking and disturbing, yet fascinating at the same time.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member; $17:00/Non-Member

SPONSORED BY LEICHTAG FAMILY FOUNDATION TO INTRODUCE HILLEL OF NORTH COUNTY

CO-PRESENTED BY CONGREGATION BETH-EL
CO-SPONSORED BY KPBS AND ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO
BREAKFAST GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE PLACE, MORRIS DEREY, PROPRIETOR

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Kati Marton

Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 @ 7:30 P.M.
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Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America

Investigative journalist Kati Marton has wowed SDJBF audiences with the thrilling story of The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World. Now she shares her family’s gut-wrenching personal journey from Cold War Budapest, where they were Enemies of the People, to sanctuary in the U.S.A. She describes shocking details about her secret police Nanny, her informant friends and her parents’ brutal incarceration, with raw and genuine emotion.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Bookstore Hours: 6:00–9:30 p.m.

EXCLUSIVE RECEPTION AND EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

6:00 P.M - Reception Hosted by U. S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management is proud to be the lead corporate sponsor of the San Diego Jewish Book Fair.
Dick Valentine, Market Executive will host SDJBF Board Members and benefactors for an evening with author Ambassador Martin Indyk.

To learn more about U.S. Trust, please visit their website: www.bankofamerica.com/privatewealthmanagement

6TH ANNUAL MURRAY GOODMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE

Ambassador Martin Indyk

Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 @ 7:30 P.M.

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Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East

Middle East peace is a top priority for President Obama. In this insightful history and poignant memoir, two-time U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Clinton administration advisor, Indyk, takes us inside the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Arab palaces and Israeli offices, and demonstrates how Americans fail to grasp Middle Eastern leaders’ thought processes. Indyk attributes the failure of previous peace efforts to a combination of Palestinian dysfunction, violence and terror, Israeli politics, Arab resistance to change, and American naiveté and idealism. This book is required reading for Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, the State Department and all of us working for peace.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, SHEILA POTIKER
CO-SPONSORED BY JOAN B. KROC INSTITUTE FOR PEACE & JUSTICE AND T.E.A.M.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Bookstore Hours: 6:00–9:30 p.m

 

Robert Spencer

Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islamis Subverting America without Guns or Bombs and The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 @ 7:30 P.M.

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Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islamis Subverting America without Guns or Bombs and The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE IN CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS PRAGER

Robert Spencer is director of Jihad Watch and author of eight books on Islam and Jihad.The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran is a factual but easy-to-read examination of the Koran’s tenets, values and beliefs. Stealth Jihad exposes the silent lethal movement to gradually Islamize America and to undermine our democratic values and civilization through litigation, political correctness and exploitation of the West’s crisis of confidence. Fearless, relentless and effective, Spencer issues a wake-up call to the U.S. to focus on the hidden threat at home that is more dangerous to us than bombs and guns. Spencer will engage in what promises to be a most lively conversation with respected radio talk show host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager. Tom Snyder calls Prager “one of American’s five best speakers,” and the LA Times calls him a “gifted moralist whose mission is to get people obsessed with right and wrong.”

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, ERIC & LINDA DANIELS

CO-SPONSORED BY BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY NATIONALWOMEN’S COMMITTEE, RANCHO BERNARDO AND SAN DIEGUITO CHAPTERS


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Bookstore Hours: 8:00am–9:30 p.m.

AUTHOR LECTURE AND BREAKFAST

Rabbi Hillel E. Silverman

The Time of My Life: Sixty Fulfilling Years as a Congregational Rabbi

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 9:30 A.M.

FREE ADMISSION

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The Time of My Life: Sixty Fulfilling Years as a Congregational Rabbi

AUTHOR LECTURE AND BREAKFAST

“I loved the calling of a Rabbi,” says Silverman. “It was the time of my life.” He enjoyed a lifetime of unique transcendental events as well as the normal 5700 sermons, 3150 life cycle celebrations, 9000 teaching hours—and “perhaps a half-year on the telephone.” In this slim volume, he shares some of the more unforgettable moments—from serving as a Haganah machine-gunner in 1948 to his involvement with Jack Ruby, the assassin of JFK’s assassin. Start your day with this charming and engaging spiritual leader.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission • Glatt Kosher Box Breakfast Included • Reservations required

BREAKFAST GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY THE PLACE,MORRIS DEREY, PROPRIETOR

 


LARRY KING

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 @ 12:00 P.M. (NEW EVENT!)

Book Signing Follows

Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member

 

FAMILY CONCERT with our cherished

CARA FREEDMAN

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 12:00–1:00 P.M.

Nierman Preschool

 

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Noah Alper

Business Mensch: Timeless Wisdom for Today’s Entrepreneur

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 2:00 P.M.

FREE ADMISSION

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Business Mensch: Timeless Wisdom for Today’s Entrepreneur

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

If you’ve eaten a Noah’s Bagel, you know the secret to Noah Alper’s business success. After selling his business for $100 million, he became a consultant to aspiring entrepreneurs. Now, Noah shares his 35 years of experience in this practical, as well as spiritual, guide for finding success and satisfaction while surviving our troubled economy.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission

Ernest H. Adams

From Ghetto to Ghetto: An African American Journey to Judaism

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 3:30 P.M.

FREE ADMISSION

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From Ghetto to Ghetto: An African American Journey to Judaism

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

When Ernest Adams celebrated his Bar Mitzvah January 15, 2000, he read about Hebrew slaves in Egypt, gave a speech on the Biblical case for affirmative action, and celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. This crucial life cycle event—celebrating his conversion to Judaism while embracing his Black heritage—embodies Adams’ 62-year journey from a childhood of poverty in a Harlem basement during the Jim Crow Era to an adulthood of attempting to overcome racial fear and ultimately to becoming both a practicing Jew and a proud African American. Join us as Adams shares his dramatic changes, and his faith that our new African American president promises equally dramatic changes for America.

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Jeffrey Zaslow

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 5:00 P.M.

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The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Many of us have maintained ties with a friend from school days—but with ten friends for four decades? Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow (The Last Lecture) shares the moving story of eleven women from Ames, Iowa. Their enduring friendship carried them through college, career, marriage, motherhood, divorce, a child’s illness, and the mysterious death of one member. This testament to the bonds of female friendship shows that “Men can come and go, but girlfriends are forever!”

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $10:00/Member; $12:00/Non-Member

TEEN MACCABI EXPERIENCE AUTHOR LECTURE

Noah Alper

Candy in Action: A Novel and Losers

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 5:00 P.M.

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Candy in Action: A Novel and Losers

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM 24TH ANNUAL ROBERT SIEGEL MEMORIAL LECTURE

Matthue Roth is a Hasidic Jew who embraces the modern world and has appeared on MTV and HBO as a performance poet. In Losers, Russian Immigrant Jupiter Glazer finds himself either ignored or shoved into a locker until he crashes a party and ascends in the social hierarchy. Candy, college freshman and part-time model, enjoys an around the world tour with her best friend Velma until a powerful stalker sends her on the run, dodging bullets and blown-up buildings. Teens will definitely relish Matthue’s flare for the absurd! Following Matthue’s discussion, his audience will enjoy a dinner break before joining the evening crowd for a lively presentation by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission

DINNER AND ADMISSION TO RABBI JOSEPH TELUSHKIN LECTURE UNDERWRITTEN BY TEEN MACCABI EXPERIENCE (FOR TEENS ONLY)

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SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM
24TH ANNUAL ROBERT SIEGEL MEMORIAL LECTURE

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 7:30 P.M.

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A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

One of the most popular speakers at book fairs in the U.S., Rabbi Telushkin, scholar, screenwriter and author of fifteen books, has completed the second of his three volume series distilling the ethical content of Jewish tradition and encouraging discussion on how to apply long-held teachings to daily life. Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy focuses on character development; Love your Neighbor As Yourself provides a much-needed guide for interpersonal relationships in these strife-torn times. As inspiring a speaker as he is an author, Telushkin truly delivers a book to live by for people of all faiths.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Bookstore Hours: 8:00am–9:30 p.m.

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

Rich Cohen

Israel Is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 12:00 P.M

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Israel Is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

Have you read everything that has been written about Israel? Rich Cohen—Sweet and Low, The Avengers—gives us a totally new approach to the story we only thought we knew. This talented writer paints a panoramic mural of Israel’s real history—her brief life as a “place,” destroyed and transformed into an indestructible “idea” for 2000 years, then retransformed into a “place” 60 years ago—therefore, once again vulnerable to destruction. In Cohen’s conversational narrative, we meet a multitude of fascinating personalities from Shabtai Tzvi to Ariel Sharon—a cast whose individual lives are woven together into one life—the life of our nation and our people—the place and the idea we call Israel.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $13.00/Member; $16.00/Non-Member • Glatt Kosher

Box Lunch included. Reservations required – Rush tickets $10.50 at the door • No food Served

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 2:00 P.M.

FREE ADMISSION

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When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Born to an Iranian father and a Jewish American mother, Sayrafiezadeh grew up as the perfect “little revolutionary” for his socialist parents. When he was nine months old, his father took his siblings to Iran and ran for president right before the Ayatollahs’ take-over. Sayrafiezadeh remained in Pittsburgh with his mother living in self-enforced poverty but guiltily longing for American luxuries including the neon-colored skateboards the revolution promised to the masses. This remarkable memoir portrays how an optimistic young boy created humor and joy from true suffering. Join us to learn just how he did it!

Charles London

Far From Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 3:30 P.M.

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Far From Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAM

Charles London—One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War—now explores the survival of faith and Jewish identity in the Diaspora. In this spiritual ethnography, he reports on his yearlong journey to countries where Jewish people are thriving under challenging circumstances. Their struggles with multiple identities and cultural histories—and their ability to create meaningful Jewish lives—inspired his personal spiritual development. Now he will inspire ours!

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission

Daniel Levin

The Last Ember

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 5:00 P.M.

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The Last Ember

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAM

Daniel Levin is an archaeologist turned international lawyer turned “Jewish Da Vinci Code” novelist. In his debut novel, classics-scholar-turned-lawyer Jonathan Marcus becomes involved with an antiquities theft case in Rome, where he encounters his college girlfriend and she drags him into a high-stakes treasure hunt. They race to find the legendary Tabernacle Menorah before terrorist Muslim Sheik Salah ad-Din melts down the “eight feet of solid gold” in order to change religious history and politics.

Book Signing Follows ~ FREE ADMISSION

CO-SPONSORED BY AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM


EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Daniel Gordis

Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 7:30 P.M.

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Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Danny Gordis, Senior VP of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, issues a call to arms for reinventing modern Zionism. Gordis claims that the normalcy Israel seeks is neither possible nor desirable – because the purpose of a Jewish state is to articulate Jewish values in daily and national life. Israel must embrace Jewish traditions, understanding that military force is sometimes necessary – specifically when facing implacable enemies with designs on destroying both Israel and Judaism. Delighted to be causing controversy, Gordis encourages public debate about what a Jewish state should be—and why it matters.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14.00 Member/$17.00 Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, JULIE & LOWELL POTIKER

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BYWEXNER ALUMNI OF SAN DIEGO AND THE UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Bookstore Hours: 8:00am–9:30 p.m.

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

Anita Diamant

Day After Night A Novel

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 12:00 P.M.

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Day After Night A Novel

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

Best selling novelist and author of six guides to Jewish living, Anita Diamant returns to Israel, the land of The Red Tent, to tell the story of four young Jewish women who survived the Holocaust and escaped to Palestine. They find friendship, love and salvation, courage and hope while waiting for their future to unfold in the barbed wire British internment camp at Atlit in the days before the founding of the state of Israel. Diamant’s Jewish knowledge, strong compassion and creative insight made her books a sell-out in past years.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $13.00/Member; $16.00/Non-Member • Glatt Kosher Box Lunch included.

Reservations required – Rush tickets $10.50 at the door • No food served

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, PRICE-GALINSON COLLABORATIVE FUND AT PRICE CHARITIES

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Ian Pear

The Accidental Zionist: What a Priest, a Pornographer and a Wrestler named Chainsaw taught Me about Being Jewish, Saving the World and Why Israel Matters to Both

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 2:00 P.M.

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The Accidental Zionist: What a Priest, a Pornographer and a Wrestler named Chainsaw taught Me about Being Jewish, Saving the World and Why Israel Matters to Both

TUCKER AND EIKENBERRY IN CONVERSATION

A released convict, a man on an ice-cream diet, a Chasidic Rabbi and Paul Revere—odd bedfellows, but all part of a powerful message for modern Jews. Rabbi Ian Pear issues a call to us all—review, renew and revitalize the way we view Israel and Judaism and their role in our lives. With an ample supply of hilarious stories and fascinating characters to keep us entertained, this extraordinary storyteller explores the theology, politics, faith and philosophy that will deepen our understanding of Judaism. He shows us why Israel really matters- to us personally, to the Jewish people, and to the world.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission

TUCKER AND EIKENBERRY IN CONVERSATION

Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry

Family Meals: Coming Togetherb To Care For An Aging Parent

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 5:00 P.M.

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Family Meals: Coming Togetherb To Care For An Aging Parent

TUCKER AND EIKENBERRY IN CONVERSATION

Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry, former co-stars of NBC-TV’s LA Law, have been together in real life for 35 years. Their easy-going early retirement came to a halt when Jill’s mother Lora was widowed and sank into dementia. Tucker found himself hearkening back to his growing-up years in a huge extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Lora and her caregivers moved into an apartment across the hall from Jill and Michael—and their children moved nearby so daughter Alison could be her grandmother’s personal chef. In this heartwarming memoir, the family’s loose network of individual strands transforms into a lovingly cohesive family—so Italian, so Jewish! Join Michael and Jill as these two well-known celebrities share what matters most in all of our lives—our relationships with those we love.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $10.00 Member/$12.00 Non-Member

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY OHR AMI - THE JEWISH HOSPICE PROGRAM, OFFERED BY LIGHTBRIDGE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Bruce Feiler

America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 7:30 P.M.

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America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Award winning author and journalist (Walking the Bible), Bruce Feiler, guides us through American history and explores the integral role of Moses in such seminal touchstones of our past as Plymouth Rock, the Underground Railroad, the Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech. Feiler proposes that Moses, embraced by all political parties and every generation, offers America a path to reclaiming its unifying vision as a beacon of freedom and the new Promised Land. Feiler presents in person as he does in his writing—down to earth and honest, but thrilled to be sharing his discoveries with his audience.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14.00 Member/$17.00 Non-Member

CO-SPONSORED BY THE SAN DIEGO JEWISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Bookstore Hours: 8:00am–9:30 p.m.

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

Abigail Pogrebin

One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 @ 12:00 P.M.

“Cancelled due to Family Illness”

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One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular

AUTHOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

TV producer Abigail Pogrebin (Stars of David—Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish) returns to San Diego to share her tapestry of twin-ship. Weaving scientific research on DNA and identity, her own experiences as a twin, and other twins’ personal stories, Pogrebin examines the struggle to balance intimacy and individuality while living with your mirror image. Pogrebin’s stirring account will fascinate twins, those curious about twins, and all of us striving for a singularity that defines us.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $13.00/Member; $16.00/Non-Member • Glatt Kosher Lunch Included.
Reservations required – Rush tickets $10.50 at the door • No food Served

CO-SPONSORED BYWOMEN’S DIVISION OF THE UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO

Gayle Slate

Dana’s Legacy: From Heartbreak to Healing

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 @ 2:00 P.M.

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Dana’s Legacy: From Heartbreak to Healing

AAUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

“Being told I’d given birth to a daughter with cerebral palsy was the worst moment of my life–but also the moment my real life’s work began.” San Diegan Gayle Slate faced head-on the challenge of her first child, Dana—who had cerebral palsy and died at age 14½. After Dana’s death, Slate became a family therapist and the founder of Kids Included Together (KIT). Her inspirational story provides hope to families in pain and provides practical advice for transforming tragedy into opportunity and triumph.

Book Signing Follows ~ FREE ADMISSION

CO-SPONSORED BY LAWRENCE FAMILY JCC INCLUSION DEPARTMENT

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Daniel Asa Rose

Larry’s Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant—and Save His Life

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 @ 3:30 P.M.

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Larry’s Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant—and Save His Life

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

You need not read beyond the subtitle to know that the latest book by Daniel Asa Rose, Larry’s Kidney, will be the funniest, most heartwarming and most outrageous nonfiction book you’ve ever read. This comic romp features estranged cousins on a quixotic misadventure in a land neither knows. Part travelogue, part family narrative, part unrelenting humor, this stranger-than-fiction memoir also examines the plight of American patients hoping to live long enough to receive the organ transplants they await for years.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission

YITZHAK RABIN COMMEMORATION

COMMUNITY WIDE EVENT

“I, military I.D. number three-zero-seven-four-three, retired general in the Israeli Defense Forces in the past, consider myself to be a soldier in the army of peace today... Today we are embarking on a battle which has no dead and no wounded, no blood and no anguish. This is the only battle which is a pleasure to wage: the battle for peace.” —Yitzhak Rabin

Dan Senor

Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 @ 5:00 P.M.

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Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Israel has a population of only 7.1 million people, a history of only 60 years, no natural resources, and a hostile environment in which its neighboring enemies have kept it in a constant state of war. So, how has it produced more start-up companies than Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? Our speaker, Middle-East expert Dan Senor, along with co-author Saul Singer, offers a fascinating look at Israel’s meteoric rise in the global economy. Israel’s adversity-driven culture and its focus on innovation provide timely entrepreneurial lessons for a world reeling from financial crisis. Dan Senor is a Fox News and WSJ analyst, former Chief Spokesman and Senior to the U.S. military command in Iraq. Saul Singer is co-author.

Free Admission

CO-SPONSORED BY THE ISRAEL CENTER, UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO, HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND THE AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

 

 

PROSE AND SMITH IN CONVERSATION

Francine Prose

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The After Life with

Dr. Stephen D. Smith

Making Memory: Creating Britain’s First Holocaust Centre

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 @ 7:30 P.M.

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Francine Prose, Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The After Life with Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Making Memory: Creating Britain’s First Holocaust Centre

PROSE AND SMITH IN CONVERSATION

Francine Prose has authored fifteen acclaimed novels, most recently Goldengrove, a poignant coming-of-age story capturing the mood and storms of an adolescent girl who gets involved with her beloved sister’s much older boyfriend. Prose’s new book focuses on another young girl’s coming of age tale, The Diary of Anne Frank. Prose looks at the book as both an extraordinary historical record that became a force in the world, and as a deliberate work of art to which Frank devoted her last days. Prose appears with Christian theologian Dr. Stephen Smith, new director of The USC Shoah Foundation, who shares his spellbinding journey of creating Beth Shalom, the first UK Holocaust Centre. In his family travels to Israel, he realized that, despite Christianity’s Jewish origins, anti-Semitism is as Christian as it is evil. He resolved to create a memorial that would give meaning to the victims’ wasted lives by teaching not only what happened but also what we must learn from the Holocaust. Join us for this moving presentation during what would have been the 80TH birthday year of Anne Frank.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14.00/Member;$17.00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR,DR.ANDREW AND ERNAVITERBI

CO-SPONSORED BY USC SHOAH FOUNDATION INSTITUTE

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Bookstore Hours: 8:00am–9:30 p.m.

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAM

Scott Silverman

Tell Me No. I Dare You!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 @ 12:00 P.M. Note: This is a Time & Date Change

FREE ADMISSION

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Tell Me No. I Dare You!

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAM

Well-respected San Diegan and a dynamic speaker, Scott Silverman turned his destructive younger life of addiction, daredevil risks and attempted suicide into a mature life of creation and contribution. After repairing his own life using his self-discovered Keys of Success—Silverman recently named CNN’s Hero of the Week—became a leader in the field of workforce development. As director and founder of Second Chance, an agency devoted to breaking the cycle of unemployment, poverty and homelessness, he has assisted more than 24,000 disadvantaged and homeless persons in San Diego leave poverty, gang affiliation and crime to become gainfully employed.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission

Peter Yarrow

Day is Done and The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Let’s Sing Together!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 @ 5:00 P.M. Note: This is a Time Change

FREE ADMISSION

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Day is Done and The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Let’s Sing Together!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 12:00 P.M.

AUTHOR LECTURE, LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Peter Yarrow—of the iconic 60’s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary—has devoted more than four decades to a wide range of social issues: civil rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education. Now, in his most meaningful undertaking to date, Operation Respect: Don’t Laugh at Me—he demonstrates his passionate belief that music has the power to build community, catalyze change, and inspire youth to create safer and more respectful school and recreational environments. Join us for a fun-for-all-ages sing-along with one of America’s best-loved musicians. Afterwards, he will lead families with young children to our fantabulous 2009 Family Day.

Book Signing Follows • Free Admission • Reservations Required

GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY ELIZABETH & CHUCK SILVERMAN

CLOSING EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE


Amos Oz

Rhyming Life & Death: A Novel and The Amos Oz Reader

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 @ 7:30 P.M.

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Rhyming Life & Death: A Novel and The Amos Oz Reader

CLOSING EVENING AUTHOR LECTURE

Lifelong Zionist and world-renowned Israeli author Amos Oz returns to San Diego with two new books. If you’ve never read Oz, or if you want to sample the range of his talent, The Amos Oz Reader is a great introduction with excerpts from his novels and his nonfiction centering around four themes: kibbutz, Jerusalem, the promised land, and autobiography. And if you’re an Oz fan, you’ll really enjoy his latest novel in which a prominent Israeli writer (The Author) mocks his own celebrity status while inventing erotic and hilarious lives for the people around him. This deceptively mischievous adventure involves us in the creative process and shares profound insights on literature and language, life and death.

Book Signing Follows • Admission: $14:00/Member: $17:00/Non-Member

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNERWITH THE AUTHOR, GLORIA & RODNEY STONE AND SANDRA SILVERSTEIN

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO

CO-SPONSORED BY SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM

TEEN ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM WITH J.J. SURBECK

J.J. SURBECK

An Invitation of the SDJBF to the San Diego Teen Community

Monday, November 16 at Congregation Beth Israel, 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, November 17 at Temple Emanu-El, 7:00 P.M.

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An Invitation of the SDJBF to the San Diego Teen Community

TEEN ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM WITH J.J. SURBECK

A Conversation with J.J. Surbeck, Co-Founder of T.E.A.M. (Training and Education About the Middle East) on Israel advocacy issues: Ten issues that every college bound student must know about Israel. Using Michael Bard’s book, On One Foot, as a resource, the students will engage in a dialogue regarding how to respond to critics of Israel in a fair and objective fashion.

A PROGRAM OF THE AGENCY FOR JEWISH EDUCATION’S DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY TEEN ENGAGEMENT
CO-SPONSORED BY T.E.A.M. (TRAINING AND EDUCATION ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST)

•Monday, November 16 at Congregation Beth Israel, 7:00 P.M.
•Tuesday, November 17 at Temple Emanu-El, 7:00 P.M.

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