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San Diego jewish book fair presents jennifer weiner

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Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner


Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 pm

Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Fearless, funny, feisty, and endlessly free-spirited, #1 New York Times bestselling author (Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, Who Do You Love) and de facto Ruler of the Twitterverse Jennifer Weiner kicks off this year’s book fair by reminding us that in spite of the doom and gloom we sometimes hear from all corners, life is energizing, uplifting, and joyful. She bares her soul with bravado and beauty in a new collection of essays (her first foray into non-fiction). Love, sex, death—no topic is left untouched.

Meet the author the Boston Herald calls “One of her generation's best literary voices” and who the New York Times Book Review labels “compulsively readable” as she reads from and discusses Hungry Heart. The event has a separate charge of $32/$27, which includes a copy Hungry Heart hot off the presses!


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Thursday, October 20

Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Jennifer Weiner Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Jennifer WeinerHungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Fearless, funny, feisty, and endlessly free-spirited, #1 New York Times bestselling author (Good in Bed, In Her ShoesWho Do You Love) and de facto Ruler of the Twitterverse Jennifer Weiner kicks off this year’s book fair by reminding us that in spite of the doom and gloom we sometimes hear from all corners, life is energizing, uplifting, and joyful. She bares her soul with bravado and beauty in a new collection of essays (her first foray into non-fiction). Love, sex, death—no topic is left untouched.

Meet the author the Boston Herald calls “One of her generation's best literary voices” and who the New York Times Book Review labels “compulsively readable” as she reads from and discusses Hungry Heart. The event has a separate charge of $32/$27, which includes a copy Hungry Heart hot off the presses!

Saturday, October 29

Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Rich Cohen The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Rich Cohen The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones
This book is the journey of the Rolling Stones from a guy who was along for the ride. In addition to being a co-creator (along with Mick Jagger) of the HBO drama Vinyl, Rich Cohen was a traveling journalist with the Rolling Stones in the 1990s, where he got an inside view of the now five-decade long bromance between Mick and Keith that fueled some of rock’s most unforgettable songs. Meet the celebrated journalist for Vanity Fair and author of a bio of the Stones Men’s Journal says “might be the best music book of 2016.”
Evening Talk
8:00 PM ........ Ultimate Stones Ultimate Stones Concert
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Ultimate Stones Concert
Follow an event about the Rolling Stones with an event WITH the “Rolling Stones…” (Those quotation marks are as meant: due to cutbacks, we can’t get the actual Rolling Stones to play the 2016 JCC Book Fair. Instead, we’ll be hosting acclaimed Rolling Stones tribute act, The Ultimate Stones, featured in the first season of the reality TV show, World’s Greatest Tribute Bands. You won’t believe your eyes or ears!)

Sunday, October 30

Preschool Aged Food Fun
9:00 AM ........ Lisa Rose Shmulik Paints the Town
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Lisa RoseShmulik Paints the Town
Bring the youngsters to hear Lisa Rose read from Shmulik Paints the Town. A young Israeli painter is asked to create a mural celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut (Iraeli Independence Day). But while Shmulik the painter daydreams, his clever canine companion Ezra does the heavy lifting, creating a colorful cornucopia of Israeli culture, foods, flora, and fauna. The book (for ages 3 – 8) is both a celebration of Jewish heritage and a playful read for families. This reading is sure to provide a charming start for your Sunday.
Bookapalooza - A Morning of Family Fun for Little Ones
10:00 AM ........ Greg Wolfe Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf
The rich traditions of Hanukkah come to life like never before as author Greg Wolfe shares his whimsical and magical story of Shmelf, the elf, a North Pole elf who learns that some very nice children are missing from Santa's list.  Shmelf investigates and discovers something wondrous and joyous!  Join Greg as he shares this secret and also helps us decorate and devour -- what else -- but, Hanukkah Cookies, of course! 
Lunch & Talk
11:00 AM ........ Elissa Altman Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Elissa AltmanTreyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw
Yes, the James Beard Award winning author Elissa Altman has transgressed: she has eaten pork ribs, shrimp in lobster sauce, and many other foods known as “treyf,” as they do not satisfy the conditions of Jewish law. In her taste bud-tantalizing memoir, she explores both her “forbidden foods” history and her colorful family while detailing growing up in the culinary kingdom of Queens, NY in the 1970s, a time when cultures clashed, cuisines collided, and Old World tastes and traditions began to make way for the new. 
Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Melissa Fay Greene Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Melissa Fay GreeneUnderdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love
We need stories of compassion now more than ever. In Underdogs, Melissa Fay Greene celebrates the lives of service dogs and the human hearts they help heal, focusing in particular on children in dire straits. More than just a collection of sentimental stories, Underdogs is a scientific exploration that “explains just how these relationships work at both ends of the leash” (Washington Post). Meet the author and get a firsthand look at the unconditional love millions have enjoyed by welcoming a wonderful dog into their lives.
Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Samuel M. Katz The Ghost Warriors
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Samuel M. KatzThe Ghost Warriors
Terror and tragedy appear to be on the rise these days. However there’s always someone fighting back, like the Ya’mas, an Israeli special forces group created to combat the Palestinian suicide attackers who unleashed mayhem on Israel between 2000 and 2008. In The Ghost Warriors, Middle East security expert Samuel Katz gives us an “action packed [book]… refreshingly full of sound research rather than polemic” (Kirkus) on the largely unsung counterterrorist team that went undercover and successfully degraded and destroyed terrorists.

Monday, October 31

Light Appetizer and Discussion
10:00 AM ........ Arlene Heyman Scary Old Sex
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Arlene HeymanScary Old Sex
Don’t let the fact that her short story collection is called Scary Old Sex— that she’s reading on Halloween—give you the wrong idea. This event and these stories will be nothing but a delight. The Jewish Chronicle describes Arlene Heyman’s collection as “raw, tender, funny, truthful…a fierce exploration of the chaos and beauty of life.” Meet the author and two-time honoree in The Best American Short Stories when she joins us for “Bagels & Books” and reads from short stories in which no taboo is left untouched.
Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Peter Himmelman Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Peter HimmelmanLet Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life
An Emmy-nominated musician who has shared the stage with Bob Dylan (his father-in-law), a Huffington Post contributor, and the founder of Big Muse (workshops fueling creativity and positive team-building), Peter Himmelman is a 21st century Renaissance Man. In his book, and in this workshop, he helps us unleash our true potential. Also an observant Jew, he sums up his mission with a favorite Jewish adage: “What comes from the heart, enters the heart.” Don’t miss an inspiring event with a man who lives every day to its fullest.
Early Evening Talk
2:00 PM ........ Victoria Kelly Mrs. Houdini: A Novel
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Victoria KellyMrs. Houdini: A Novel
Escape and take a magical trip back in time with novelist and poet Victoria Kelly when she reads from her debut novel, Mrs. Houdini. In this supernatural mystery, Bess, Houdini’s real-life wife, begins receiving coded messages, which she believes to be from her recently deceased husband. As she unlocks the sources of these messages through an exploration of the past—from her and Harry’s early days in Coney Island through their later years in Hollywood—she finds that some of his magic may have been more than just illusion.

Tuesday, November 1

Light Appetizer and Discussion
10:00 AM ........ Rabbi Benjamin Shalva Spiritual Cross Training: Searching Through Silence, Stretch, and Song
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Rabbi Benjamin ShalvaSpiritual Cross Training: Searching Through Silence, Stretch, and Song
Rabbi and yoga instructor Ben Shalva—whose life has taken him in directions ranging from serving as Rabbinic Chaplain at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York to trekking through Tibet to becoming a certified Hatha Yoga instructor—will help you improve both your physical well-being and spiritual fortitude. Meet the Rabbi, yogi, and author of Spiritual Cross Training while he shares wisdom on both the body and the soul and helps you better connect with your spiritual self. You’re sure to be inspired on every level.
Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Kate Siegel Mother, Can You Not?
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Kate SiegelMother, Can You Not?
You may know her better as the gal behind the @CrazyJewishMom Instagram. If not, here’s the scoop: Kate became a social media superstar simply by sharing texts she received from her mother—who, to be blunt—is the Blackhawk/Apache of helicopter moms. In Mother, Can You Not?, she makes two things clear: her mom would go to previously unseen lengths to “enrich” her daughter’s life (parties to celebrate Kate’s menstrual cycles?), and that she loves the woman completely. Join this “insanely funny author” (New York Observer) and her just plain Crazy Jewish Mom, Kim Friedman for lunch and a reading that takes Laugh Out Loud to a whole other level of hilarity. 
Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Janice Kaplan The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Janice KaplanThe Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
Has anyone ever said to you, “Hey, look on the bright side!” Well, Janice Kaplan is someone who decided to LIVE on the bright side. Her essays on gratitude and on finding the good in whatever comes our way are enchanting and inspiring just as this reading and discussion is sure to be. The critics agree: “…loaded with solid techniques for positive thinking…her own example provides the most convincing testament to her ideas” (Publishers Weekly). “If you liked Sheryl Sanberg’s Lean In… read Janice Kaplan’s The Gratitude Diaries” (TIME).
Early Evening Talk
5:00 PM ........ Mache Seibel, MD Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced—through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Mache Seibel, MDEstrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced—through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond
“What every woman over 40 needs to know” is the subtitle of Dr. Seibel’s book, so whether or not you’re taking or considering to take estrogen, you’ll benefit from what this expert on women’s wellness and menopause has to say. Over an intersting discussion, he’ll share groundbreaking research, which details the whys of taking estrogen (it can lower the risk for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease) and the when, a.k.a., the “estrogen window,” to optimize the benefits of using estrogen. With estrogen, timing is everything.
Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Todd Buchholz The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Todd BuchholzThe Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them
It’s no mystery that the US economy is struggling. Why it’s struggling has baffled more than a few thought-leaders, but not Todd Buchholz. We welcome the former White House director of economic policy and managing director of the Tiger Hedge Fund as he shows us how “nations are just as likely to unravel after periods of prosperity as after periods of depression.” But based on what he has seen in other developed countries, he also sees a path to renewal… and it’s both more surprising and more simple than you might think. 

Wednesday, November 2

Light Appetizer and Discussion
10:00 AM ........ Archie Rand The 613
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Archie RandThe 613
If you, or the kid in the you, is a fan of “comix,” you’ll be a fan of The 613, a collection in which painter Archie Rand illustrates each of the Torah’s 613 commandments. All done in a wild style the New York Times calls a “mash-up of comic books, True Detective magazine covers and obsessive-compulsive disorder… like Marc Chagall on a bender,” each panel in The 613 is stunning, truly unique work of art. Meet the artist for a “Bagels & Books” event and a guided tour of one of the most singular works of Jewish art ever made.
Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Nina Tassler What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Nina TasslerWhat I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women
Wondering what it takes to raise a strong woman? Ask a strong woman. In this collection from Nina Tassler (chair of CBS Entertainment), a wide range of women share sage advice they have given to their own daughters. Contributors include Geena Davis, Peggy Orenstein, Pat Benatar, Whoopi Goldberg, Nancy Pelosi, Madeleine Albright, Gloria Estefan, and many more. Mothers, bring your daughters. Daughters, bring an open mind, because what you hear during this discussion could change how you see the world and how you see yourself in it.
Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Ayelet Tsabari The Best Place on Earth: Stories
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Ayelet TsabariThe Best Place on Earth: Stories
Want to know what it’s like to a be an Israeli who’s both Jewish and Arab? That dichotomy permeates most every short story in this highly acclaimed debut from Ayelet Tsabari. The Winner of the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and featured as a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, The Best Place on Earth digs into the everyday schisms of living in Israel—between Arab and Jew, between Mizrahi (Jews from the Middle East) and Ashkenazi (Jews from Europe), between trust and deceit and love and hate.
Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Josh Aronson Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Josh AronsonOrchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors
As early as 1936, the Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman saw it coming. Having recently founded what would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, he began recruiting Jewish musicians from Europe to join, knowing he was giving them far more than just a job. In the end, he helped save more than 1,000 people from the Nazis. We are pleased to welcome Academy Award-nominated director Josh
Aronson, whose film and book, Orchestra of Exiles pay tribute to a heroic musician. (We’ll have a discussion at 7, and watch the film at 8.)

Thursday, November 3

Light Appetizer and Discussion
10:00 AM ........ Robert K. Wittman The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Robert K. WittmanThe Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich
How does hate start? In Hitler’s case, it was fueled by Alfred Rosenberg, whose vile views and horrific plans—all recorded in his diary, long-thought missing—helped incite Hitler’s hatred of the Jews. Join us for “Bagels & Books” and meet former FBI investigator and co-author of The Devil’s Diary, “another smoking gun with which to condemn the Third Reich” (New York Journal of Books). A book as much about the hunt for the diary (which took years and required help from Homeland Security) as the hateful content within it.
Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Michael Krasny Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Michael KrasnyLet There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means
We’re overjoyed to welcome the host of KQED’s Forum for a lunchtime event that will leave you rolling in the aisles. No one knows more—and funnier—Jewish jokes than Michael Krasny; he’s been telling them since his Bar Mitzvah. In Let There Be Laughter, he explores the themes of Jewish humor, celebrates its heroes (from Mel Brooks to Larry David to Amy Schumer), and regales readers with more than a few unforgettable and iconic jokes. Warning: don’t drink from your water glass while he’s talking unless you feel like doing a “spit take.”
Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Jennifer Brown Modern Girls
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Jennifer BrownModern Girls
The critical raves for Jennifer Brown’s debut novel—centered on the sacrifices of a Jewish mother and daughter in 1930s NYC—are starting to roll in: “A clear-eyed view of the sharp, difficult choices facing women on the cusp of equality” (Kirkus Reviews); “Satisfying both emotionally and narratively…Its suspenseful plot and warm emotional tone should appeal to a wide audience” (New York Journal of Books). Meet the author of Modern Girls, which transports us the pre-war Lower East Side to witness two generations of changing women.
Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Dov Waxman Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Dov WaxmanTrouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
Israel is often a hot topic in a presidential election and lately it’s become one in America’s Jewish communities, too. Once an easy rallying point, Trouble in the Tribe shows us how many American Jews are no longer all on the same page regarding Israel. While most feel an attachment at an emotional level, newer generations may struggle with support at a policy level putting them in opposition not just with Israeli Jews, but often with their own family members as well. Join the author for  a thoughtful discussion.

Friday, November 4

Light Appetizer and Discussion
10:00 AM ........ Susan David Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Susan DavidEmotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
Have you ever wondered what makes successful people different? Author, Harvard Medical School faculty member, and co-founder/co-director of the Institute of Coaching, Susan David helps us see that it’s as much about what successful people do on the inside (their internal dialog) as what they do on the outside. Meet the author and learn how those things we say to ourselves—typically, our doubts and reservations—can be transformed into hopes and inspirations if we learn to master the simple skill of emotional agility.
Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Daniel Oppenheimer Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
 Daniel OppenheimerExit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century
Praised from the Left (“a flawed book, but… flawed in the particular way that only great books can be,” The Washington Post) and the Right (“…might be one of the most valuable books for conservatives written in recent times,” The American Conservative), Exit Right is required reading for a divided country in an election year. We’re honored to have Daniel Oppenheimer join us for a lunchtime discussion and learn more about why people take the positions they take and what—if anything—can be done to change those positions.
Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Chanan Tigay The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Chanan TigayThe Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
In this case, Moses is Moses Wilhelm Shapira who 70 years before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls found manuscripts believed to be an alternate version of Deuteronomy (the fifth book of the Moses you may have been thinking of). Meet the award-winning journalist, creative writing professor (SFSU), and author of The Lost Book of Moses, which the Wall Street Journal calls “at once a mystery and a historical yarn…[and] a reminder that humor and a real sense of fun can enliven a serious piece of work.”

Saturday, November 5

Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Eric Golub, a.k.a., the Tygrrrr Express Jewish Lunacy: 6000 Years of Tradition, Pride, and Stories as Told by Someone Who Missed the First 5,960 Years
City of Carlsbad Library,
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Eric Golub, a.k.a., the Tygrrrr ExpressJewish Lunacy: 6000 Years of Tradition, Pride, and Stories as Told by Someone Who Missed the First 5,960 Years
Right-wing firebrand Eric Golub has a lot to say about the state of the state (“the 2016 GOP field is the deepest and best bench I have seen since 1980”), of sports (big football fan), of the arts (“I hate artists. I wish we could hunt artists.”), and more. But in Jewish Lunacy, he takes a day off from skewering his usual targets to examine Jewish history sharing the ups and downs of his distinct Jewish upbringing in “Strong Island” NY. Meet the blogger when he brings his proudly politically incorrect views to the 2016 JCC book fair.

Sunday, November 6

Cooking Panel
10:00 AM ........ Stanley Ginsberg The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Stanley Ginsberg The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America
That football-shaped, caraway-seed-studded loaf at your local supermarket? That’s not rye bread. True rye bread—in the northern/eastern European tradition—is, according to author and baker Stanley Ginsburg, a world of “flavors, textures, and baking challenges I never imaged existed.” Join us for a tasting and discussion of The Rye Baker, which takes us on a world tour of marvelous ryes: from orange-infused Swedish Gotland Rye to near-black Westphalian Pumpernickel to Spiced Honey Rye to France’s Auvergne to Old Milwaukee Rye.
Cooking Panel
11:00 AM ........ Molly Yeh Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Molly YehMolly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm
Forget everything The Office’s Dwight Schrute may have shown you about life on a beet farm. In Life on the Range, classically trained musician/food blogger/former Brooklynite Molly Yeh tells you about her move from the Big Apple to the beet farm in a crackling, winsome style, all while sharing distinct recipes drawing from her Jewish/Chinese background, her childhood in Chicago, her years in New York, and the Scandinavian tastes of her new hometown near the North Dakota-Minnesota border. Meet the author for a tasting and talk. 
Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods
We’re delighted to welcome the co-founders of The Gefilteria—a Brooklyn restaurant that takes the often mocked and maligned Ashkenazi dish to new heights—for a tasting and talk centered on their new cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto. The writing/cooking/pickling/entrepreneurial duo melds old-school ingredients with new-school techniques in more than 100 Ashkenazi-inspired recipes that both honor traditional Jewish tastes and while embracing contemporary culinary trends (yes, farm-to-table gefilte is a possibility).
Bookapalooza - A Morning of Family Fun for Little Ones
2:00 PM ........ Jeff Gottesfeld The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Jeff GottesfeldThe Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
Bring the children for a reading and event they won’t soon forget (as attendees will take part in a live planting project). Outside Anne Frank’s window was a “bare chestnut tree glistening with dew,” as she described it in her diary. In this magically illustrated book—a “…noteworthy and highly recommended introduction to a difficult and significant topic” (School Library Journal)—we learn about Anne from this tree’s point of view: it’s there when she arrives, when she peeks from the windows, and when her family is taken away.
Early Evening Talk
5:00 PM ........ Helen Kiyong Kim JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jew
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Helen Kiyong KimJewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jew
If you or someone you know is part of an intermarriage, this is for you. Even more, the marriage doesn't need to be between people of Jewish and Asian heritage, because the research and narratives in Helen Kiyon Kim’s book (co-authored with Noah Samuel Leavitt) tell us much about the melding of traditions and cultures that comprise any intermarriage. While the data has been explored before, JewAsian provides us with a closer look at the day-to-day lives of mixed families in America. Meet the author for an enlightening discussion on a timely topic.
Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Fred Kaplan Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Fred KaplanDark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
With cyber-attacks recently riling America, this event with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan is critically of-the-moment. He takes us down the dark halls of the NSA and into war-torn areas of the world such as Syria, the former republics of Russia, Iraq, and Iran to help us better understand the nature—and purpose—of cyber-attacks. But take heart! In the end, “Dark Territory is the rare tome that leaves the reader feeling generally good about their civilian and military leadership” (The New York Times).