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Saturday, October 29

Evening Talk and Concert
7:00 PM ........ Rich Cohen followed by Ultimate Stones Concert The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Rich Cohen followed by Ultimate Stones ConcertThe 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, Cohen was a traveling journalist with the Rolling Stones in the 1990s, when 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 this bio of the Stones that Men’s Journal says “might be the best music book of 2016.”

Following Cohen's talk... THE ULTIMATE STONES Concert & Party. Join us as we rock on with highly
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!

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Ultimate Stones Concert)

BOOK FAIR FRIEND: Hillel San Diego
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Sunday, October 30

Bookapalooza - A Morning of Family Fun for Little Ones
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.

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1299
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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!

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1323
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Brunch and Talk
11:00 AM ........ Jodi Abel California Cuisine
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Jodi AbelCalifornia Cuisine
Jodi Abel is a self-taught chef, author and team building expert, residing in La Jolla, California. When she’s not sharing her love of food with her guests she’s cooking her way around the world to bring exciting new farm-to-table recipes home to California -- and now to the San Diego Jewish Book Fair. Jodi's expertise is bringing people together to relax and recharge their batteries over healthy ingredients, simple recipes and delicious collaborative meals. Get ready for a delicious brunch featuring unique cuisine and classic treats.  

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Brunch)
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Bookapalooza - A Morning of Family Fun for Little Ones
12:00 PM ........ Linda Elovitz Marshall Shh... Shh... Shabbat
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Shh... Shh... Shabbat
It's a noisy world in Shh…Shh…Shabbat! Every day of the week, the animals hear a cacophony of sound as the humans around them go about their busy noisy lives. But on Shabbat, everything is peaceful and quiet. Shh...it's Shabbat.

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1299
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Bookapalooza - A Morning of Family Fun for Little Ones
12:00 PM ........ Craig Parks Craig Parks Concert
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Craig Parks Concert
Kids love Craig Parks!!!  From day schools to camps and synagogues Craig  has entertained thousands of kids with his music, shtick, and high energy.  With his rockin’ and rhythmic acoustic guitar Craig leaves kids smiling, laughing, and feeling great about being Jewish!

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1299
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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 Green 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 some local canine companions to get a firsthand look at the unconditional love millions have enjoyed by welcoming a wonderful dog into their lives.

This event made possible due to the generosity of the Jewish Community Foundation.

PRICE: $11; JCC MEMBER PRICE: $9

OUTREACH PARTNER: Canine Companions for Independence
Early Evening Talk
4:00 PM ........ Jack Viertel The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Jack ViertelThe Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built
If you’re a fan of musicals, this event is a must. Broadway legend Jack Viertel was the driving force behind more than fifty plays, including Hairspray and Angels in America. In his new book, he sings the praises of the American musical, an art form about “the outsize romance that can’t be controlled, the special world we’d love to live in for awhile, the faraway time and place we’re waiting to be seduced by, the larger-than-life force of nature we so rarely encounter in real life.” 

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 

BOOK FAIR FRIEND: Ohr Ami, The Jewish Hospice Program San Diego
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Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Samuel M. Katz The Ghost Warriors — Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Samuel M. KatzThe Ghost Warriors — Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism
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 M. Katz gives us an “action packed [book]…refreshingly full of sound research rather than polemic” (Kirkus Reviews) on the largely unsung counterterrorist team that went undercover and successfully degraded and destroyed terrorists. 

PRICE: $22; JCC MEMBER PRICE: $19

CONGREGATIONAL PARTNERS: Congregation Beth El • Congregation Beth Israel • Ohr Shalom Synagogue • Temple Solel • Tifereth Israel Synagogue • Temple Adat Shalom 

OUTREACH PARTNERS: Congregation Dor Hadash • Temple Emanu-El
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Monday, October 31

Books & Bagels
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— and 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 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 “Books & Bagels” and reads from short stories in which no taboo is left untouched.

Price: $11:00; JCC Member Price: $9.00
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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
Join us for this very special luncheon and workshop presented by 21st century Renaissance Man, Peter Himmelman. Peter is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician, visual artist, and author. As founder of Big Muse, Peter builds creativity in companies like 3M, Adobe, McDonalds and Banana Republic. In his book —and in this workshop— he will help unleash our true potential with his engaging and singular approach. Don’t miss this inspiring speaker about whom, Arianna Huffington has said: “Peter gets to the heart of how we can keep fear from limiting our potential by tapping into our inner resilience, creativity, and strength.”

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Lunch)

OUTREACH PARTNER: JPRO San Diego
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Talk @ 2
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.

This event made possible due to the generosity of the Jewish Community Foundation.

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1321
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Tuesday, November 1

Books & Bagels
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 as you experience the joys of movement, meditation and song.

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 (Includes Bagels)
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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Kate Siegel and Crazy Jewish Mom, Kim Friedman Mother, Can You Not?
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Kate Siegel and Crazy Jewish Mom, Kim FriedmanMother, Can You Not?
If laughter is the best medicine than this talk should come on a prescription pad! Seigel became a social media superstar @CrazyJewishMom (Instagram) 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? Siegel makes two things clear: her mom would go to unseen lengths to “enrich” her daughter’s
life (parties to celebrate her menstrual cycles?), and that she loves the woman completely. Join this “insanely funny author” (New York Observer) and her muse—her Crazy Jewish Mom, Kim Friedman—for lunch and a reading that’ll go to a new level of hilarity. Lunch is included with the price!

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Lunch)

BOOK FAIR FRIEND: Jewish Women's Foundation
OUTREACH PARTNER: Tifereth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood
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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, 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 Kaplan’s The Gratitude Diaries” (TIME).

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00
Authors Lounge
3:30 PM ........ Authors Lounge
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Local Authors Lounge

San Diego is home to many wonderful authors, and we’re delighted to invite some local favorites for a meet-and-greet at this year’s book fair. Meet an outdoor adventurer, a California culinary queen, a sly historian, and a handful of other authors others as they share their literary creations, and sell and sign their books. All are welcome to attend this inspirational open house, readers and writers alike. And if you yourself are a local author interested in participating in a future Book Fair event, please contact Jodi Rudick at jodir@lfjcc.org, 858-362-1351.      

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1323
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Light Appetizer and Discussion
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
This event isn’t just for women of a certain age—men will also benefit from learning more about this often challenging subject. Dr. Seibel, a leading expert on women’s wellness and menopause, will lead a lively, engaging even humorous discussion in which he’ll share groundbreaking research (and sing a few songs) that details the whys of taking estrogen (it can lower the risk for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease) as well as the benefits-optimizing when, a.k.a., the “estrogen window.”

Price: $20.00; JCC Member Price: $17.00 (Includes wine and appetizers)
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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 US and world economies are  struggling. Why they are struggling has baffled more than a few thought-leaders, but not Todd Buchholz. According to the Associated Press Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit” and has jousted with such personalities as James Carville, Bill Maher and Ben Stein. Routinely called upon to provide perspective on the headlines and trends that affect the financial markets, 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. 

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 

OUTREACH PARTNER: Temple Solel
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Wednesday, November 2

Books & Bagels
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. A visual feast, art lovers and theologians alike, will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artist for a “Books and Bagels” event, a guided tour and pop-up exhibition of one of the most singular works of Jewish art ever made. 

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 (Includes Bagels)
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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. Whether you are a father or mother, son or daughter there's much to be learned from this very wise woman who may change how you see the world and how you see yourself in it.

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Lunch)
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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.

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00

BOOK FAIR FRIEND: J Street
OUTREACH PARTNER: Hadassah San Diego • Tarbuton-Israeli Cultural Center
Flick-Lit Movie Talk Combo
5:00 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
Movie @ 5
Filmmaker/Author Talk @ 7

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.  This ticket is a Flick-Lit combo!  We’ll show the film at 5:00pm, followed by a discussion with Josh Aronson at 7:00pm. 

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Film and Popcorn)
FILM ONLY: $11; JCC MEMBER PRICE: $9
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Thursday, November 3

Books & Bagels
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 “Books & Bagels” 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.

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 (Includes Bagels)
 
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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.”

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Lunch)

OUTREACH PARTNER: Brandeis National Committee
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Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Jennifer Brown Modern Girls
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Jennifer BrownModern Girls
BOOK CLUB PICK! The critical raves for 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 to the pre-war Lower East Side to witness two generations of changing women. Grab your book club and join us for this thought-provoking discussion about women's issues which continue to cause controversy and heated debate today.

This event made possible due to the generosity of the Jewish Community Foundation.

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Early Evening Talk
5:00 PM ........ Giving Circle and Dinner
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
From Cultural Consumer to Cultural Investor in 90 Minutes

Take your love for literature to a new level and shape Jewish culture and community in this interactive, real-time “flash giving circle.”

The San Diego Jewish Book Fair has stimulated a community of book lovers who get together to learn, listen, and be enriched. What happens when you and other Book Fair lovers initiate your own philanthropy to address the issues that matter most to you and  do it together with your friends and fellow cultural consumers?  This highly interactive session will explore the hottest trend in philanthropy—giving circles—which serve as a powerful tool for small groups to make big change: to give together strategically, to build community, and to connect to potential recipients who are bettering the world in meaningful ways. We’ll engage in an actual giving circle in the session, giving away up to $1,800 provided by the Leichtag Foundation and matched by you at the level you are comfortable with, even $1! This session, hosted by the Leichtag Foundation, will feature the launch of an exciting Giving Circle Initiative, aimed at building community philanthropy in San Diego’s North County Coastal region.

A light dinner will be served at this session.

This event made possible due to the generosity of the Leichtag Foundation

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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 divisive 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 what promises to be a thoughtful and energetic discussion.

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 

OUTREACH PARTNER: Hadassah San Diego
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Friday, November 4

Books & Bagels
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.

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 (Includes Bagels)
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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 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.

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Lunch)
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Tea & Talk
2:00 PM ........ Chanan Tigay The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
Seacrest Village,
211 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
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 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.”

Includes Afternoon High Tea.

THIS EVENT IS FREE THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SAN DIEGO

BOOK FAIR FRIEND: Seacrest Village

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1329
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Saturday, November 5

Flick-Lit Movie Talk Combo
7:00 PM ........ Shep Gordon preceded by his film, Supermensch They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Carlsbad Village Theater,
2822 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Shep Gordon preceded by his film, SupermenschThey Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
<a name="shep">In </a>his own words, he started out as a “Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition.” But he grew up to be a supermensch, a driving force in rock-and-roll who helped launch the career of Alice Cooper, and an inside man in the entertainment industry who drank tea with the Dalai Lama, took a punch from Janis Joplin, and rubbed elbows with Bette Davis, Salvador Dali, Groucho Marx, and many more. Want to hear some laugh-out-loud backstage stories from a man who’s seen and lived it all? Spend your Saturday night schmoozing with Shep Gordon, the subject of Mike Meyers' film, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.

7:00 PM Supermench Movie Screening
8:45 PM Shep Gordon Talks

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00
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Sunday, November 6

Cooking Demo
10:00 AM ........ Stanley Ginsberg The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America
North County Hub, Leichtag Commons,
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.

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 (Includes Tasting)

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Cooking Demo
11:00 AM ........ Molly Yeh Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm
North County Hub, Leichtag Commons,
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 Molly 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. 

Price: $11.00; JCC Member Price: $9.00 (Includes Tasting)
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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods
North County Hub, Leichtag Commons,
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 food venture 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 while embracing contemporary culinary trends (yes, farm-to-table gefilte is a possibility).

Price: $22.00; JCC Member Price: $19.00 (Includes Cookbook-Inspired Lunch)

OUTREACH PARTNER: San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society

BOOK FAIR FRIEND: Congregation Beth Israel
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Families on the Farm
1:00 PM ........ Families on the Farm
North County Hub, Leichtag Commons,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Coastal Roots Farm Tour  

1:00 p.m.For All Ages

You are invited to take a short walking tour to literally go from table to farm as we explore one of the area’s environmental treasures: The Coastal Roots Farm, where the focus is on both sustainable farming and Jewish living. Go behind the scenes to the source at one of San Diego County’s enviro ancient agricultural traditions and techniques, all on a working farm that helps feed neighboring communities without ready access to healthy food. Whether you have joined us for our morning food demos or are just arriving for our family afternoon, everyone is welcome to explore the farm with our knowledgeable team of educators and farmers.

2:00 Story Time and Gardening Project

PJ Library Circle Time – Ages 0- 7

Storytellers will be on hand to delight and engage young children with activities, books and song.

Author, Jeff Gottesfeld – Ages 8+

The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window

Bring old children (ages 8+) 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.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Food Trucks on site.

 FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1301
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Families on the Farm
2:00 PM ........ Jeff Gottesfeld The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
North County Hub, Leichtag Commons,
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 (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 Frank 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.

Free!
Light Appetizer and Discussion
2:30 PM ........ Giving Circle and Nosh
North County Hub, Leichtag Commons,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
From Cultural Consumer to Cultural Investor in 90 Minutes
Take your love for literature to a new level and shape Jewish culture and community in this interactive, real-time “flash giving circle.”
The San Diego Jewish Book Fair has stimulated a community of book lovers who get together to learn, listen, and be enriched. What happens when you and other Book Fair lovers initiate your own philanthropy to address the issues that matter most to you and  do it together with your friends and fellow cultural consumers?  This highly interactive session will explore the hottest trend in philanthropy—giving circles—which serve as a powerful tool for small groups to make big change: to give together strategically, to build community, and to connect to potential recipients who are bettering the world in meaningful ways. We’ll engage in an actual giving circle in the session, giving away up to $1,800 provided by the Leichtag Foundation and matched by you at the level you are comfortable with, even $1!   This session, hosted by the Leichtag Foundation, will feature the launch of an exciting Giving Circle Initiative, aimed at building community philanthropy in San Diego’s North County Coastal region.

An afternoon Nosh will be served at this session.

This event made possible due to the generosity of the Leichtag Foundation

FREE (Registration Required to ensure your spot) - http://my.lfjcc.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1331
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Light Appetizer and Discussion
4:00 PM ........ Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt 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 Kim and Noah Samuel LeavittJewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jew
If you or someone you know is part of an intermarriage, this Happy Hour 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 Kiyong Kim’s book (co-authored with husband 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 both authors who share from the heart their own personal experiences as a "JewAsian" couple as well the fascinating research on a timely topic.  Plus you'll enjoy beverages and appetizers featuring... what else? Asian cuisine!

Price: $21.00; JCC Member Price: $18.00
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Evening Talk
7:00 PM ........ Fred Kaplan in Conversation with NPR's Brooke Gladstone Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Fred Kaplan in Conversation with NPR's Brooke GladstoneDark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
For the first time ever, this dynamic journalistic duo will share the stage as NPR's Brooke Gladstone interviews her Pulitzer Prize-winning husband, Fred Kaplan. With cyber-attacks recently riling America, this event is critically of-themoment. Kaplan, who is a consultant to the cyber-hacking hit drama, Mr. Robot, 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). 

PRICE: $22; JCC MEMBER PRICE: $19

LITERARY CIRCLE PARTNER: SARAH SCOTT FELDMAN & EARL FELDMAN
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