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Please save the dates for the 2016 Book Fair!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Family Day at the JCC is Sunday, October 30, 2016


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Tuesday, October 20

Preview-Event
7:30 PM ........ Ambassador Dennis Ross Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Ambassador Dennis RossDoomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
San Diego Jewish Book Fair Preview Event -- A U.S. diplomat details the history, and explores the future, of America and Israel.

You won’t meet anyone who can better explain the evolving relationship between the U.S. and Israel. In fact, no matter what side of the aisle they may be on, American leaders view Dennis Ross as the preeminent expert on the subject. Madeleine Albright (Secretary of State under Bill Clinton), says Ross’s new book “…provides both a remarkable history and an insider's explanation of what has driven our policy towards Israel and the region.” And James Baker (Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush), says, “Doomed to Succeed is a thoughtful book worthy of a man we called our 'peace process junkie' [and] a must-read for anyone interested in the U.S.-Israel relationship.”

Price: $20.50; Member Price: $17.50
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Saturday, November 7

Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Steve Katz Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Steve KatzBlood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?
A rockin’ night of songs and storytelling!

A founding member of Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Grammy-winning musician and author Steve Katz saw and did it all: performed at Woodstock, jammed with Hendrix, produced records for Lou Reed, and partied with everyone from Janis Joplin to Groucho Marx. His rock and roll memoir, Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years, isn’t a “he had it all… and then lost it all” melodrama. Rather, it’s “a dizzying, delicious, head-spinning, heartwrenching tale of the Sixties and what even those of us who were there might have missed.” (Judy Collins). Hear personal accounts of this unlikely story about a nice Jewish boy turned rock star and as he plays, enjoy some of the most popular rock n' roll songs. Enjoy more music and fun during Steve Katz’s book signing, as Thomas Connor, current lead vocalist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, keeps the energy going with a live performance.

Price: $20.50; Member Price: $17.50

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Sunday, November 8

Morning Coffee Conversation
10:00 AM ........ BA Shapiro The Muralist
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
BA ShapiroThe Muralist
Coffee with the New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger.

An historical novel populated by characters such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner, The Muralist is centered on the mysterious disappearance of a painter in New York in 1940, during the dawn of abstract expressionism and WWII. No one knows what happened to her, not even her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Seventy years later, the mystery begins to unravel when the missing painter’s grand-niece - now working for Christie’s - uncovers never-before-seen paintings hidden behind priceless works by the masters of abstract expressionism. Join B.A. Shapiro as she discusses her new book and leads guests into the divisiveness of pre-war politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States.

Price: $10.50; Member Price: $8.50
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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Angella Nazarian Visionary Women
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Angella NazarianVisionary Women
An inspiring lunch about/with/for inspiring women.

Meet the inspirational woman behind a book overflowing with inspirational women. Join us for lunch with Angella Nazarian—a Huffington Post contributor—as she introduces more of the world’s most uncommon women, picking up where her previous book, Pioneers of the Possible, left off. Here, we learn more about Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, swimmer Diana Nyad, who broke world records at age 64, and author Doris Lessing, who is writing well into her 90s, to name only three of the 20 people in Visionary Women.

Price: $21.50; Member Price: $18.50, Lunch included
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Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Steven Gimbel Einstein, His Space and Times (Jewish Lives)
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Steven GimbelEinstein, His Space and Times (Jewish Lives)
Author Steven Gimbel—chair of the philosophy department at Gettysburg College—presents a new, in-depth look at Albert Einstein: his politics, his culture, his heritage. In this discussion, you will discover the man behind the science.  An avowed pacifist, Einstein’s mistrust of authority and outspoken views earned him death threats from Nazi sympathizers in the years preceding WWII. Part of Yale University Press’s Jewish Lives series—which is designed to illuminate the imprint of eminent Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences—this short but comprehensive work “…presents Einstein’s Jewish heritage as he saw it himself, not as the core of his being, but as a historical accident bringing inescapable responsibilities” (New York Times Review of Books).

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CANCELLED
4:00 PM ........ Roger Cohen This event has been cancelled.
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Roger CohenThis event has been cancelled.
This event has been cancelled.
Early Evening Talk
4:00 PM ........ Bruce Eric Kaplan I Was a Child: A Memoir
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Bruce Eric KaplanI Was a Child: A Memoir
Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America whose cartoons frequently appear in The New Yorker. Kaplan is also a screenwriter and producer and has worked on Seinfeld, HBO's Six Feet Under and with Judd Apatow on Girls. I Was a Child is the story of his childhood in words and drawings, in which he recalls growing up in New Jersey with his parents and two older brothers. He treats routine and life-changing events with quick wit and tender observation. It would seem like a conventional Jewish childhood, although Kaplan's anecdotes are accompanied by his signature drawings of family outings and life at home.

Price: $10.50; JCC Member Price: $8.50
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In the Mix Lit
6:00 PM ........ Leah Koenig Modern Jewish Cooking
The Spice Way,
Camino Village Plaza, 260 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
Leah KoenigModern Jewish Cooking
In the Mix Lit is proud to present this special event for young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s!

Enjoy a great lecture, delicious food and fruit infused teas while socializing with other young adults!

From a leading voice of the new generation of young Jewish cooks who are reworking the food of their forebears, this take on the cuisine of the diaspora pays homage to tradition while reflecting the values of the modern-day food movement. Author Leah Koenig shares 175 recipes showcasing handmade, seasonal, vegetable-forward dishes. Classics of Jewish culinary culture—such as latkes, matzoh balls, challah, and hamantaschen—are updated with smart techniques and vibrant spices. Approachable recipes for everything from soups to sweets go beyond the traditional, incorporating regional influences from North Africa to Central Europe. Featuring holiday menus and rich photography, this collection is at once a guide to establishing traditions and a celebration of the way we eat now.
 
Leah Koenig is a writer and cookbook author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Gastronomica, Modern Farmer, Food Arts, CHOW, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Tablet, and The Jewish Daily Forward. Her first cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen, was named one of the Best Books of 2011 by Library Journal. Leah lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Yoshie Fruchter, and leads cooking demonstrations around the country. Visit her at http://www.leahkoenig.com/

Price: $18; JCC Member Price: $15.50
Event will be held at The Spice Way in Camino Village Plaza
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Early Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Ron Kaplan The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Ron KaplanThe Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games
A truly sporting event!

Join us for a discussion with author Ron Kaplan as he shares the detailed history of the Maccabiah Games. The Games— fondly nicknamed “the Jewish Olympics”—began in 1932, and featured only a few hundred athletes from a dozen nations; today, they feature more than 9,000 athletes from 78 countries. The Games, which were “born out of exclusion and anti-Semitism” that forbade Jews from participating on many national teams, now stands strong as a unique international event that celebrates both Judaism and sports, and has an impact on the Jewish community worldwide.

Price: $18.50; Member Price: 15.50

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Monday, November 9

Preschool Aged Food Fun
9:00 AM ........ Candice Romanelli Supermarket Super Group
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Candice RomanelliSupermarket Super Group
Fabulous food fun for the family.

Like any great Jewish event, this presentation is going to be a fun-filled— AND food-filled—event.  Bring your pre-school aged kids to this discussion and kid-friendly cooking demonstration featuring one of the creators of the Supermarket Super Group! The Supermarket Super Group is a collective of foodies whose stories and songs engage and entertain kids while introducing them to the principals of nutrition and the benefits of healthy eating. Darren and Candice Romanelli began the group as a family project to teach their own children about food, but they soon found the rest of us had an appetite for their recipes, songs, and characters—Dandy Mr. Muffin, Miss Matzo Ball, Lettuce Head—and the Supermarket Super Group was born.

Price: $9.50; Member Price: $7.50

 

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Light Appetizer and Discussion
10:30 AM ........ Leah Koenig Modern Jewish Cooking
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Leah KoenigModern Jewish Cooking
You bring your appetite: We’ll bring the appetizers.

Leah Koenig joins us again, hosting an appetizer tasting of select recipes from her latest, Modern Jewish Cooking. In her previous cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook, she delivered traditional Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Israeli cuisine with a dash of other tastes and traditions from countries such as Mexico and Japan. But in her latest, she goes even more global while keeping entirely kosher. Meet the chef/author and enjoy appetizers from a cookbook the Wall Street Journal calls “an excellent guide for the culinarily perplexed, featuring gorgeous photographs… for rookie chefs.”

Price: $18.50; Member Price: $15.50
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Gourmet Food Day
10:30 AM ........ Modern Jewish Cooking, The Covenant Kitchen: Food and Wine for the Jewish Table
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Spend the day at "The Ranch" sampling and exploring foods.  Enjoy authors and chefs Leah Koenig and Jeff and Jodie Morgan as they share recipes and a menu of foods sure to please every palette starting at 10:30 a.m.

In between speakers, a mini market of gourmet food items and products will be available to sample and purchase.

Items include organic juices, sweet and savory pastries, natural honey, delectable desserts and gluten-free breads.

Gourmet Food Day Market available with paid admission to one of our authors.

Attend both speakers plus choose one more from North County for just $33.
Light Lunch and Wine Pairing
1:00 PM ........ Jodie and Jeff Morgan The Covenant Kitchen: Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table
North County Hub,
441 Saxony Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Jodie and Jeff MorganThe Covenant Kitchen: Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table
Kosher wines + kosher foods = unforgettable lunch.

Covenant Winery owners Jodie and Jeff Morgan who, according to wine critic Robert Parker, “produce the world’s finest kosher wines,” join us for a light lunch and wine pairing based on recipes from The Covenant Kitchen. This is the first kosher cookbook with detailed wine pairings, and is part of what some are calling a renaissance in Jewish cuisine and kosher cooking. The authors present tantalizing new takes on traditional meals—and the wines that work with them—alongside an engaging history of Jewish cooking and details on what it takes to make kosher wines. 

Price: $21.50; Member Price: $18.50

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Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Howard Kaplan The Damascus Cover and The Bullets of Palestine
Temple Solel,
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By Sea, CA 92007
Howard KaplanThe Damascus Cover and The Bullets of Palestine
Get a sneak-peek at star-studded spy thriller!

The Damascus Cover is a spy story that has truly stood the test of time. Having thrilled readers for decades, it is now set to hit the big screen in 2016 starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Howard Kaplan’s protagonist/anti-hero, Ari Ben-Scion.  We’re thrilled to present a sneak peek at the film, as well as a discussion on the book itself and on Kaplan’s latest, The Bullets of Palestine, which the Los Angeles Times calls a “thriller in the best tradition of the genre by an author who knows the Middle East like the back of his hand.” A “real life spy” himself holding a BA in Middle East History, Kaplan will discuss the underlying theme of The Jerusalem Spy series and how it relates to current events. 

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Tuesday, November 10

Morning Coffee Conversation
9:00 AM ........ Marcus Freed The Kabbalah Sutras: 49 Steps to Enlightenment (A Guide to 'Counting the Omer' through Meditation, Physical Exercise, Yoga, Business & Career)
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Marcus FreedThe Kabbalah Sutras: 49 Steps to Enlightenment (A Guide to 'Counting the Omer' through Meditation, Physical Exercise, Yoga, Business & Career)
Stretch your body, mind, and spirit with kosher yoga.

Marcus Freed is not your typical yogi. He is the creator of Bibliyoga—which “offers spiritual uplift with a Jewish twist”—and president of the Jewish Yoga Network, making him the only person in the world who could create a singular book like The Kabbalah Sutras. In it, he presents a new practice, one that blends ancient Kabbalistic wisdom with contemporary meditative practices, delivering 49 practical lessons to help readers create physical well-being and find spiritual comfort in a hectic world. Join the author for a lecture and brief kosher yoga workshop. 

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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Anthony David An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission
Seacrest Village,
211 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Anthony DavidAn Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission
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Join us for lunch and a discussion on two women of peace. For 40 years, Israeli Ruth Dayan (Moshe Dayan’s wife of 37 years) and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil (Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law) have held a cherished and secret friendship that can serve as a model for others in the Middle East. Author Anthony David wrote An Improbable Friendship at the request of both Dayan and Tawil, and was granted unfettered access to diaries, letters, audio tapes and more. Not only did this access reveal behind-the-scenes, undisclosed history of the Middle East’s most influential leaders, but resulted in a vivid portrait of two women on parallel paths who were somehow able to meet in the middle, bonding over what they had in common—such as their children—rather than fighting over what they didn’t.

Price: $21.50; Member Price: $18.50, Lunch Included

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Postponed due to death in the family – Rescheduled date to be announced soon.
7:30 PM ........ David Gregory How's Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
David GregoryHow's Your Faith: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey
Postponed due to death in the family – Rescheduled date to
be announced soon.

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Early Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Anthony David An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Anthony DavidAn Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission
Join us for a fascinating discussion on two women of peace. For 40 years, Israeli Ruth Dayan (Moshe Dayan’s wife of 37 years) and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil (Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law) have held a cherished and secret friendship that can serve as a model for others in the Middle East. Author Anthony David wrote An Improbable Friendship at the request of both Dayan and Tawil, and was granted unfettered access to diaries, letters, audio tapes and more. Not only did this access reveal behind-the-scenes, undisclosed history of the Middle East’s most influential leaders, but resulted in a vivid portrait of two women on parallel paths who were somehow able to meet in the middle, bonding over what they had in common—such as their children—rather than fighting over what they didn’t.

Price: $20.50; Member Price: $17.50

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Wednesday, November 11

Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Seth Siegel Let There Be Water
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Seth SiegelLet There Be Water
Water – A California Hot Topic    
 
Does Israel hold the solution to our drought problems? Seth Siegel says it might.  This work digs into the policies, practices, and people that enable Israel—a country that’s roughly 60% desert—to not only have enough water to serve the needs of its own people, but an abundance to help neighbors such as the Palestinians and Jordanians. Shimon Peres, former president of Israel and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate says, “This extraordinary work will long be read by people grappling with water shortages and other seemingly insurmountable challenges.”  Let There Be Water tells the inspiring story of how Israel is offering a prescription on how countries, cities, and businesses can avoid the worst by following Israel’s example.   A copy of Let There be Water is included with admission.

The book is currently number 4 on the LA Times' Best Seller list.

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Regular Price for (2) tickets and (1) book: $43
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Thursday, November 12

Morning Coffee Conversation
9:00 AM ........ Robin Berman Permission to Parent
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Robin BermanPermission to Parent
No-nonsense parenting plans (plus coffee and pastries!)

Helicopter parents… free range parents… tiger moms… Enough! Psychiatrist, author, and parent Dr. Robin Berman helps us get past parenting trends and tricks and return to the basics required to raise kind, generous, and considerate people. Drawing from her Jewish values, Dr. Berman teaches parents to be comfortable setting boundaries while maintaining a loving connection with their children, fostering self-esteem, respect, and emotional maturity. With a blend of research and anecdotes, Dr. Berman focuses on helping parents “be their best selves.” Reese Witherspoon calls Permission to Parent a “how-to with real heart… that encourages conscious, loving parenting with boundaries.”

Price: $9.50; Member Price: $7.50
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Morning Coffee Conversation
10:00 AM ........ Gregg Swain Mah Jongg - The Art of the Game
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Gregg SwainMah Jongg - The Art of the Game
Mah Jongg, the Game – the Legend.

Similar to the card game of rummy, mah jongg requires skill, strategy, and a little bit of luck. But what often appeals to players are the mah jongg tiles themselves, which—whether made from ivory, porcelain, or merely plastic—are tremendously varied in how they look, feel, and even sound as they’re moved about the playing surface. Meet Gregg Swain when she discusses the book Southern Jewish Life Magazine calls “The perfect gift for the mah jongg maven in your life.” For those desiring to learn this skillful game, or become a better player, Ms. Swain will host a mah jongg lesson following the discussion.

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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Fern Mallis Fashion Icons
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Fern MallisFashion Icons
Fashion, food, fun and Fern!!

From the stage of New York’s famed 92nd Street Y, Fern Mallis has done for fashion what James Lipton has done for film. Her Fashion Lives events—in which she interviews the biggest names in the business such as Oscar De La Renta to Donna Karan to Marc Jacobs—have given us “all access” passes into the world of high fashion. Nineteen of the 21 interviews Fern has done at the Y are featured in Fashion Lives, a lush coffee table book. 

Price: $21.50; Member Price: $18.50, Lunch Included
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Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Tess Gerritsen Playing with Fire
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Tess GerritsenPlaying with Fire
Meet one of America’s top suspense writers.

Tess Gerritsen (creator of the Rizzoli and Isles series) didn’t take the traditional path to bestselling writer. A practicing physician, Tess only began writing when she was on maternity leave. Her early thrillers were well-received, but it wasn’t until she tapped into her expertise as an M.D. that her career as a best-selling medical suspense writer took off. In Playing with Fire, we meet Julia, a violinist who uncovers a piece of music that has a malevolent effect on people who hear it.  She discovers that the music dates back to the horrors of the Holocaust, and involves a powerful family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

A violin soloist will perform this musical piece live.

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Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Arlene Alda in Conversation with Alan Alda Just Kids From the Bronx: Telling it the Way it Was: An Oral History
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Arlene Alda in Conversation with Alan AldaJust Kids From the Bronx: Telling it the Way it Was: An Oral History
A Bit of the Bronx in La Jolla.

What is it about this NYC borough that makes it unique? Depends on who you ask. And that’s what Arlene Alda (wife of Alan) does in Just Kids from the Bronx, when she interviews some famous Bronx natives—such as Robert Klein, Carl Reiner, Maira Kalman, and Colin Powell—about what it was like growing up in the Bronx. 

Join Arlene and Alan as they share fascinating stories that are rich with details about life in the Bronx during the Depression, World War II and its aftermath. President Bill Clinton calls Alda’s collection, “A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." But Barbara Walters may have reviewed it best: “Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx."

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Friday, November 13

CANCELLED
10:00 AM ........ Jami Attenberg This event has been cancelled.
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Jami AttenbergThis event has been cancelled.
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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Jonathan Kozol The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Jonathan KozolThe Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time
A powerful panel discussion on Alzheimer’s.

Kozol’s latest, The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father One Day at a Time, is a departure from his previous non-fictions, being a memoir of his own father’s descent into dementia, a descent that the author’s father, being a doctor specializing in brain disorders, was for a time able to track and detail with his son and others. The Boston Globe says this memoir is “Less about the loss of memory than the effort to create a testament to forgiveness and love.”

Join us as Jonathan Kozol, the author of Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace, and other award-winning books, leads us into a discussion with Daniel D. Sewell, M.D. Director, Senior Behavioral Health UCSD; Mary Ball, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association San Diego/ Imperial Chapter; Michael S. Rafii, M.D., Ph.D. and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic; and Sandy Braff, LMFT, Alzheimer's Caregiver Therapist.

Price: $21.50; Member Price: $18.50, Lunch Included

Note: Jonathan Kozol is now unable to attend due to medical reasons, but the program will continue as scheduled with the impressive team of medical experts.

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Saturday, November 14

Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Former U.S.Congressman Barney Frank Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Former U.S.Congressman Barney FrankFrank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
The former Massachusetts Congressman joins us!

Gay, Jewish, reliably intellectually combative, and even more reliably disheveled, Barney Frank is an iconoclast in every sense of the word. In his fast-paced, moving, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny memoir, we meet the man more closely than ever before, coming face to face with someone “acerbic, pugnacious, saucy, and ferociously, intimidatingly smart… dedicated students of government and trivia-obsessed political geeks shouldn’t miss [Frank].” (New York Times). Meet Congressman and author Barney Frank as he discusses his personal memoir.

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Sunday, November 15

Family Day
11:00 AM ........ Dawn Wynne The Miracle Mitzvah Moose
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Dawn WynneThe Miracle Mitzvah Moose
A mitzvah for the whole family.

An award-winning filmmaker and educator, and bestselling children’s author, Dawn Wynne is our featured presenter for Family Day. Her latest, The Miracle Mitzvah Moose, tells the story of Abigail, a young girl alone on the first night of Hanukkah who witnesses a miracle that forever changes how she experiences the holidays. The book teaches children (and parents) about the importance of a life fueled by values, not merely filled with activities, and about the transformative power of giving. In addition to a family-friendly talk, family-friendly crafts will be provided.

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Lunch & Talk
12:00 PM ........ Peter Manseau One Nation Under Gods
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Peter ManseauOne Nation Under Gods
"A “People’s History” of religious America.

America is not just a cultural and ethnic melting pot: it’s also a religious one. And while Christianity often dominates the story, it’s hardly the whole story. Join us for lunch and a discussion with Peter Manseau—winner of both the National Jewish Book Award, and the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature—whose One Nation Under Gods is a “…history from another perspective [that] reexamines familiar tales and introduces fascinating counter-narratives" (Publishers Weekly).  In his works, Manseau remembers to highlight stories with a special focus on the forgotten moments in the Jewish American experience.

Price: $21.50; Member Price: $18.50; Non-Member Senior/Student: $20.50, Lunch Included
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Talk @ 2
2:00 PM ........ Marlene Wagman-Geller Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the World's Famous and Infamous
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Marlene Wagman-GellerBehind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the World's Famous and Infamous
The curtain is lifted on some historic women.

They say “behind every great man is a great woman,” and Marlene Wagman-Geller gets behind dozens of these great women, sharing some of their most interesting stories. From the heart-breaking reunion of Cyla Wiesenthal with her husband Simon (the famous “Nazi hunter”) to the unheralded contributions of Alma Hitchcock (e.g., it was her idea that the shower scene in Psycho have music) to the surprising family life of Katsurba Gandhi, wife to Mahatma, and Mileva Einstein who collaborated with husband Albert on the theory of relativity, Behind Every Great Man moves 40 women from their co-starring roles in the lives of famous men and into the spotlight.

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Evening Talk
7:30 PM ........ Jennifer Teege My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Jennifer TeegeMy Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past
A movie, a reading, and a terrifying family history.
 
At age 38, Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, received the shock of a lifetime when she learned she was the granddaughter of infamous Nazi commandant, Amon Goeth (portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List). Her acclaimed memoir shares the personal repercussions of the Holocaust felt by a woman who realizes that her grandfather “…shot hundreds of people for being black. He would have shot me, too.”

Included with admission will be an optional showing of the film Inheritance, which details the story of Monika Goeth, daughter of Amon, mother of Jennifer. The film begins at 5:30 p.m. and Ms. Teege's talk begins at 7:30 p.m.

Price: $20.50; Member Price: $18.50
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Monday, November 16

Closing Night
7:30 PM ........ Mitch Albom The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Mitch AlbomThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
An Inspiring Night with a Best Selling Author.

The author of Tuesdays with Morrie joins us to discuss his new novel about the greatest (fictional) guitar player who ever lived. Frankie Presto is a war orphan sent to America at the tender age of nine, his only possessions being a guitar and six magical blue strings, each string with the power to change a life. Peopled by legendary musicians ranging from Duke Ellington to Elvis to Carole King to KISS—and ethereally narrated by “The Spirit of Music”—Albom’s novel is moving, musical, and magical.

Price Includes Book: $32.00; JCC Member Price: $27.00

Alternative Price: Two Tickets, One book: $50.50;
JCC Member Two Tickets, One book: $42.50

Senior/Senior Price with Book: $31.00;
JCC Senior/Student Member Price: $26.00

Alternative Senior/Student Price: Two Tickets, One Book: $49.50
JCC Senior/Student Member Two Tickets, One Book: $41.50

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