Noah Lederman’s memoir, A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets, was selected by The Philadelphia Inquirer for its list of best books, and Booklist called it “a vital contribution to Holocaust collections.” This book took Mr. Lederman to a place that he was to avoid…Poland. His grandparents, Holocaust survivors, gave Noah the PG version of their experiences in Eastern Europe. Only after he dared to go to Poland, did he explore Holocaust memories with his grandmother – realizing then what a hero she truly was.
Back by Popular Demand! Ronald H. Balson is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues. He is also the author of Karolina’s Twins, Saving Sophie, and the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers. Now we will hear about Mr. Balson’s newest book, The Trust, which transports the reader to Northern Ireland where Liam Taggart returns to his childhood home having left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family.
A Har Zion Temple favorite, Pam Jenoff, will share her newest New York Times Bestseller, The Orphan’s Tale! Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She finds refuge with a German circus, but must learn the flying trapeze act so that she can blend in undetected. Complications ensue and Noa struggles to survive.
Have you ever wonder what happened after “Fiddler on the Roof”? Join us as we welcome Alexandra Silber who recently starred as Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of this iconic musical. Ms. Silber, who has appeared on all three incarnations of “Law & Order,” brings her book, After Anatevka, to our community. A love story for the ages set against a backdrop of some of the greatest violence in European history, this book is a stunning conclusion to a tale that has gripped audiences around the globe for decades.
Pondering Pesah? Why not plan to add some levity to your Seder with guidance from Alan Zweibel, one of the original “Saturday Night Live” writers, and, winner of five Emmy awards. Mr. Zweibel will share his new book entitled For This We Left Egypt? A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them.
Dr. David Fishman, professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with a Ph.D. from Harvard University, will visit the Main Line to speak about his newest book, The Book Smuglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis. It recounts the nearly unbelievable story of Vilna ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders.
Popular motivator, mentor, and inspirational speaker, Rabbi Daniel Cohen, will bring his unique blend of authenticity, humor, wisdom and insight to help anyone better navigate contemporary society and to lead a life of legacy. He will share this new book with us, What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone – Creating a Life of Legacy. As Senior Rabbi of the largest Modern Orthodox synagogue in New England, Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT, Rabbi Cohen has served in the rabbinate for over 20 years. Plan for a meaningful, enjoyable and powerful evening.
Join us for a very special inter-generational Martin Luther King Day of Service when we welcome Michelle Edwards, author of A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love. Plan for a joyful book presentation followed by doing a mitzvah…making pom-poms for hats for those in need. An event not to be missed!
How did one man discover the theory of relativity on his own? May be didn’t. The Other Einstein, offers a fascinating slice of forgotten history that illuminates how Einstein kept his brilliant wife, Mileva Marić, in the shadows, bringing to life a woman who was fierce, ferociously brilliant, and fundamentally determined to leave a legacy of her own.
Hannah Gordon won the championship for the game Set in 2006 the one time it was held. She returned to Columbus, Ohio, this week with her parents Liz McMahon and Gary Gordon, for the Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016. She challenged conference attendees to the game. In the unlikely event she were to be defeated, attendees would get a free copy of their book The Joy of Set.