Zoom With The Authors

  • FALL COMMUNNITY READ - Wednesday, October 27, 7 PM

    VIOLINS OF THE HOLOCAUST -- INSTRUMENTS OF HOPE AND LIBERATION IN MANKIND'S DARKEST HOUR
    featuring Dr. James A. Grymes and musicians from the Maalot-Tarshicha Music Center in the Western Galilee

    A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.

  • THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER - Sunday, January 16, 10 AM

    THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER
    featuring Yaniv Iczkovits, Winner of the 2021 Wingate Literary Prize

    An irresistible, picaresque tale of two Jewish sisters in late-nineteenth-century Russia, The Slaughterman’s Daughter is filled with “boundless imagination and a vibrant style” (David Grossman).

  • ONCE WE WERE SLAVES - Tuesday, February 8, 7 PM

    ONCE WE WERE SLAVES: THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF A MULTI-RACIAL JEWISH FAMILY
    featuring Laura Arnold Leibman and a panel discussion.

    Though heiress Blanche Moses (1859–1946) obsessively collected family records, she “drew an uncharacteristic blank” when it came to the maternal line of her grandmother, Sarah Brandon Moses (1798–1829), and great-uncle, Isaac Lopez Brandon (1793–1855), whose father was the “wealthiest Jew” on the island of Barbados.

  • 999: THE EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN - Tuesday, March 15, 7 PM

    999: THE EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL JEWISH TRANSPORT TO AUSCHWITZ
    featuring Heather Dune Macadam

    The untold story of some of WW2’s most hidden figures and the heartbreaking tragedy that unites them all. Readers of Born Survivors and A Train Near Magdeburg will devour the tragic tale of the first 999 women in Auschwitz concentration camp. This is the hauntingly resonant true story that everyone should know.

  • THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS - Tuesday, April 12, 7 PM

    THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS
    featuring Jennifer Rosner, National Jewish Book Award Finalist

    "Rosner’s exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there’s always going to be room for another story about World War II....This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of heartbreak but also hope, about the bond between mother and daughter, and the sacrifices made for love." —The New York Times

  • EXILE MUSIC - Sunday, May 15, 10 AM

    EXILE MUSIC
    featuring Jennifer Steil

    Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile Music is the captivating story of a young Jewish girl whose family flees refined and urbane Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia